Kids of Cold War crocs going home

2015-04-19 16:06

Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.

Swedish military reports Russian aircraft over Baltic Sea

2015-03-24 20:38

Sweden's military says it has observed four Russian military planes in the Baltic Sea region, flying with shut-off transponders that are necessary for identifying aircraft on radar.

Sweden: One third of Russian envoys are spies

2015-03-18 17:07

The Swedish security service has accused Russia of conducting "extensive" espionage operations, using one-third of its diplomatic staff in the country for intelligence gathering.

Bus crashes into tram in Sweden

2015-03-13 22:25

A bus has crashed into tram in Swedish city Goteborg, injuring at least 14.

Ikea turns furniture into wireless chargers

2015-03-02 05:00

Global furniture giant Ikea has announced the launch of desks, tables and lamps that will wirelessly charge phones and other devices.

Zimbabwe, Zambia to repair Kariba Dam

2015-02-20 22:25

Urgent repairs to avert the collapse of the gigantic, power-generating Kariba Dam between Zimbabwe and Zambia will begin this year.

Swedish farmers hit as milk's popularity wanes

2015-02-18 12:15

Sweden's dairy farmers are being cornered by dwindling milk consumption and legal tussles with boastful non-dairy competitors.

Electrolux buys Chinese dishawasher firm

2015-02-06 18:15

Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux says it has reached an agreement to buy Veetsan, a Chinese producer of professional dishwashers.

Catcam busts burglars in Sweden

2015-01-21 22:26

A Swedish woman keeping an eye on her cats via a webcam in her apartment caught burglars in the act and tipped off the police, who arrested them.

Nordic countries spearhead cashless societies

2015-01-09 16:34

Nordic countries are leading a shift by rich nations towards cashless societies.


Saudi-bound apes fall victim of monkey business

2015-04-09 15:44

Four Amazonian monkeys due to be transferred from Sweden to Saudi Arabia have been left stranded in a Stockholm zoo after a diplomatic row prompted Riyadh to stop issuing business visas.

'Several fatalities' in Sweden pub shooting

2015-03-19 05:33

A pub shooting has left several dead and wounded in Gothenburg in western Sweden, Swedish police say.

UN panel to probe Dag Hammarskjold's 1961 plane crash death

2015-03-17 05:00

The United Nations has named a panel of independent experts to reopen an investigation into the death of UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a mysterious 1961 plane crash.

Anni's father's arm ripped off in accident

2015-03-11 12:45

Vinod Hindocha, whose daughter, Anni, was murdered in Cape Town in 2010, is recovering in a Swedish hospital after surgeons spent 13 hours reattaching his right arm which was ripped off in an accident.

Swedish mom denies locking up daughters

2015-02-21 07:00

A woman arrested in Sweden on suspicion of locking up her three daughters for several years has been released.

Woman arrested for locking up daughters

2015-02-19 19:40

Swedish police have arrested a woman on suspicion of keeping her daughters confined to an apartment amid media reports that they were locked away for a decade.

Space-age shower could save you megabucks

2015-02-09 14:19

A space-age shower inspired by Nasa can achieve water savings of up to 90%, says its Swedish developer.

Saab owner to assemble cars sitting idle

2015-02-06 14:45

The owners who have bought the bankrupt carmaker Saab are planning to finish assembling 100 cars that have been idle on the production line since May.

Sweden confirms 2nd submarine search

2015-01-12 06:14

Sweden's military says it has carried out a second submarine search just a week after calling off a major hunt for a suspected underwater intruder in the Stockholm archipelago.

Swedish court stops hotly disputed wolf hunt

2015-01-09 14:51

A Swedish court has pulled the plug on a wolf hunt, favouring animal rights activists in one of the country's most hotly disputed environmental issues.

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