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Riot in Stockholm suburb after drug suspect is arrested

2017-02-21 19:14

Swedish police are investigating a riot that broke out in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges.

Swedish think tank: Arms trade is flourishing

2017-02-21 08:48

A Swedish think tank says the global arms trade has steadily increased in volume the past five years, propelled by an almost doubling of arms imports in the Middle East.

Swedish supermarket tests lasers to label veg

2017-02-15 21:00

Several Swedish supermarkets have started to use laser marks instead of labels on fruit and vegetables.

Sweden convicts TV team of 'human smuggling'

2017-02-09 15:53

Three employees with Swedish broadcaster SVT have been sentenced to community work after being convicted of human smuggling for bringing a 15-year Syrian boy to Sweden during the 2015 migrant influx that swept across Europe.

Volvo's main factory hit by 'violent' fire

2017-02-06 18:25

A fire has broken out inside the world's largest Volvo factory in Gothenburg, prompting an evacuation of the industrial premises.

Meteorites did not enrich ocean life

2017-01-25 06:21

An explosion of ocean life some 471 million years ago was not sparked by a meteorite bombardment of Earth, says a new study.

Swedish minister hopes Trump backs UN chief on averting wars

2017-01-10 12:29

Sweden's foreign minister says she hopes US President-elect Donald Trump will support a strong UN and new Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' focus on preventing potential conflicts from turning into costly wars.

Swedes charge Syrian asylum seeker with war crime

2016-12-29 20:15

Swedish prosecutors say a Syrian man has been charged with war crimes for having taken part in the 2012 execution of seven government troops in Syria.

WikiLeaks' Assange denies sexual assault in released statement

2016-12-07 15:38

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has released what he says is his statement to prosecutors in which he asserts he is innocent of committing any sex crimes while visiting Sweden six years ago.

Mugabe keeps at least 4 envoys unaccredited since August – report

2016-12-01 09:05

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly kept at least four envoys from European countries unaccredited, months after they arrived in the country, citing a busy schedule.

 

Swedish councillor suggests sex lunch breaks

2017-02-21 18:45

Swedes should take a one-hour paid break from work to go home and have sex with their partners, says a councillor.

Sweden mocks Trump over 'major incident' statement

2017-02-20 14:06

Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing US President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country.

Swedish court upholds life term for Rwandan man for genocide

2017-02-15 20:55

An appellate court in Sweden has upheld a life sentence for a man from Rwanda who faced charges related to his role in the 1994 genocide in the East African country.

Snowbanks and tyre studs as #WRC hits Sweden

2017-02-09 08:33

Harsh winter conditions await the World Rally championship when it swings into Sweden with snow banks and frozen roads assured.

Sweden wants to ban gender segregated classes

2017-02-04 18:20

Sweden's education minister wants to ban gender-segregated classes following the public outcry over separate gym classes for boys and girls.

Crisis-gripped Gambia bars seven foreign journalists

2017-01-17 21:33

Seven foreign journalists have been barred from entering The Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to quit days before the planned inauguration of his rival Adama Barrow.

Awkward! A Volvo isn't the top-selling car in Sweden anymore

2017-01-04 07:05

A Volvo model is no longer the top-selling car in Sweden... for the first time in more than 50 years!

Nobel economics laureate Hart worried about Trump's plans

2016-12-07 21:59

Nobel economics prize laureate Oliver Hart says he's not impressed by President-elect Donald Trump's plans for the US economy.

5 teens in Sweden charged with raping fellow Afghan boy

2016-12-07 06:20

Swedish authorities have charged five teenagers from Afghanistan with raping another Afghan boy in an alleged assault that prosecutors say lasted for at least an hour.

A reindeer's perilous journey in Swedish Lapland

2016-11-29 16:54

A herd of reindeer moves silently down the mountain, their silver coats and majestic antlers blending into the Swedish tundra, but climate change is lurking.

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