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Swedish woman jailed for cake attack

2014-04-01 21:16

A 60-year-old woman has been sentenced to two months in jail for attacking the leader of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats with a cake and driving without a licence.

US should cut security aid to Uganda – HRW

2014-03-20 15:15

Human Rights Watch has reportedly urged the US to cut back security assistance to Uganda in response to the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law.

Uganda: No to public displays of gay love

2014-03-07 18:24

Uganda has reportedly defended its toughened law on gays at the main UN rights forum, saying the new legislation is aimed at “protecting” youth from homosexuality and discouraging public displays of gay love.

Apps thrill toddlers in Swedish schools

2014-03-06 18:21

Two-year-old Mia traces out a letter on the screen with her forefinger, then claps with joy when the computer chants "wonderful!" and emits a slightly metallic round of applause.

SPIED: Noo Smart ForTwo

2014-02-28 11:42

Smart is gearing up to launch its 2014 ForTwo. Spy photographers spotted the new city car undergoing testing in Sweden. What’s more, a four-seater variant is in the works!

Avid calls for wolf hunting in Sweden

2014-02-24 12:48

Farmers and hunters in Sweden are crying foul over a wolf hunt ban which they say threatens their way of life and may lead to civil disobedience.

Better bladders

2014-02-15 11:00

The pill may cut the risk of a leaky bladder.

H&M to open first store in India

2014-02-12 12:17

Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz says it plans to open its first store in India in 2014.

Hat trick for Jari in Sweden

2014-02-10 07:45

Finn Jari-Matti Latvala has won the 2014 Rally of Sweden, almost a minute clear of VW team mate Andreas Mikkelson, to take control of the World Rally championship.

Brain scans help predict learning problems - study

2014-01-30 05:30

Brain scans may help identify children with learning difficulties much earlier by measuring their short-term memory capacity, according to a Swedish study.

Photo of the day: Travel treats

2014-01-23 13:34

Sweet tooth or savoury, every traveller has a favourite travel treat. What’s yours?

48 reindeer killed trying to outrun train

2014-01-14 20:05

Forty-eight reindeer have been killed in northern Sweden, struck by a speeding train they tried in vain to outrun.

 

Swedish foreign minister: Twitter ban is stupid

2014-03-23 08:06

Sweden's foreign minister has taken to Twitter to tell Turkey its efforts to block access to the social media network were "stupid”.

SPIED: Jaguar's baby XE

2014-03-12 12:53

Jaguar's baby sedan, the XE, has been spotted undergoing testing on a frozen lake in northern Sweden. Check out spy images of the new entry-level sedan XE!

Facebook expands farm in Sweden

2014-03-07 16:20

Facebook to build new data center at its first non-US server farm site in Sweden.

Gay law: Aid suspensions rattle Uganda shilling

2014-03-06 08:57
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Aid suspensions have rattled the Ugandan shilling, prompting the central bank to intervene and sell dollars to the market on three occasions after President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay law.

61 000 called to Stockholm job office by mistake

2014-02-26 22:30

Police have dispersed an angry crowd of job-seekers outside an employment office in Stockholm after it called 61 000 people for a recruitment meeting by mistake.

World worried over Kiev crisis

2014-02-19 13:32

The deadly clashes in Ukraine’s capital have drawn sharp reactions from Washington, generated talk of possible EU sanctions and led to a Kremlin statement blaming Europe and the West.

Ancient fish pivotal in evolution of face

2014-02-13 18:42

Scientists in Sweden are beginning to understand the amazing complexities that go into the formation of the face by examining a 425-million-year-old fish.

Kia packs new aircon tech in Soul EV

2014-02-12 10:44

What if you had the ability to pre-heat or cool your car before you hopped inside? Kia is testing its latest such energy-saving system in a Soul EV - and doing it in Lapland...

WRC: Ogier leads in Sweden

2014-02-07 07:48

France's Sebastien Ogier held the lead at the end of Thursday's first-day action in the Rally of Sweden, second leg of the 2014 World Rally championship.

Town aims to be Europe's greenest city

2014-01-25 22:53

A Swedish town believes it has gone further than most in renewable energy and clean transport, however citizens still love their cars making the city's fossil-free goal harder to achieve.

Court blocks Swedish wolf hunt

2014-01-17 08:52

Plans to hold licensed wolf hunts in Sweden have been blocked by a Stockholm court following an appeal by environmental groups.

Sweden prisons close despite rising crime

2014-01-09 12:40

Despite the fact that Swedish crime rates are increasing the amount of people sent to prison is steadily decreasing, to the extent that certain prisons have been disbanded.

 
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