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New Jaguar F-Pace: Tested to extremes

2015-07-29 09:47

Jaguar Land Rover has put its new F-Pace under extensive testing in the most extreme conditions. See where they went...

Assange limitations deadline looms

2015-07-16 22:36

Swedish prosecutors are still waiting for Ecuador's permission to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London.

What SA can learn about literacy from Sweden

2015-07-15 08:30

One in four Swedish 15-year-olds could not read a simple text. This statistical finding dominated headlines for two months and shocked the small Nordic nation last year.

Walker seals Volvo Ocean Race win

2015-06-22 19:19

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Walker, has won the Volvo Ocean Race, becoming the first British skipper to win this premier event.

Police: 4 die in car explosion in Sweden

2015-06-13 14:04

Police say four people, including a young girl, have been killed after a car exploded in a roundabout in the Swedish city of Goteborg.

Johansson says Blatter should go now

2015-06-05 18:00

Former UEFA president Lennart Johansson, who lost to Sepp Blatter in the 1998 presidential election, says Blatter should leave FIFA now,

'Gay sailor' to deter Russian subs from Swedish waters

2015-05-12 21:05

A Swedish peace group said it has lowered a sonar device into the Baltic Sea off Stockholm to deter Russian submarines, emitting the message "This Way if You Are Gay".

UN 'whistleblower' on CAR child sex scandal reinstated

2015-05-07 14:28

A UN tribunal has ordered the reinstatement of Swedish official Anders Kompas who was suspended for leaking a report to France about child abuse by French peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

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.

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.

 

US should cut security aid to Uganda - HRW

2015-07-24 08:05

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.

Swedish PM rushed to hospital

2015-07-16 11:03

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has been rushed to hospital after landing back in Stockholm from Ethiopia, officials say.

Swedish woman gets $18m in sex harassment suit against boss

2015-06-30 11:12

A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking has been awarded $18m by a federal jury.

Swedish prince turns raunchy reality star into duchess

2015-06-17 14:28

The only son of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia has married ex-reality starlet and model Sofia Hellqvist.

13-year-olds arrested for murder - Swedish police

2015-06-10 14:14

Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 65-year-old man on a farm in southwestern Sweden, police say.

Europe opens door to 20 000 migrants, UK opts out

2015-05-13 16:45

The European Union's executive has proposed taking in 20 000 migrants over two years and distributing them across Europe, a plan Britain has already opted out of.

Sweden's Supreme Court upholds Assange detention order

2015-05-11 11:30

Sweden's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order over allegations of sexual assault.

Wanna live it up in style? You might want to consider getting the XC90 Excellence

2015-04-20 14:07

Volvo says its new four-seat XC90 Excellence SUV is the 'most luxurious vehicle' built yet by the automaker. We have the details and gallery!

XC90 Excellence - 'most luxurious' Volvo yet

2015-04-15 11:07

Volvo says its new four-seat XC90 Excellence SUV is the 'most luxurious vehicle' built yet by the automaker. We have details and gallery!

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.

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