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Syria's White Helmets win Swedish rights prize

2016-09-22 19:13

The White Helmets, a Syrian civil organisation of emergency responders in rebel-held areas, has won the Right Livelihood Award, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize has announced.

Assange's mental health at risk - WikiLeaks

2016-09-16 07:28

WikiLeaks has released a medical report and records claiming its founder Julian Assange's mental health is at risk if he remains in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Swedish court to rule next week on Assange warrant

2016-09-07 23:15

A Swedish appeals court will decide next week whether to maintain an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape accusation.

Sweden gives the OK for kids to watch Sausage Party

2016-08-22 21:00

Seth Rogen's R-rated animated comedy, Sausage Party, has received an 11-rating in Sweden, reports The Guardian.

Whey to go: 17th-century cheese found in Baltic wreck

2016-07-28 19:44

Divers searching the wreck of a 17th-century Swedish warship on the bed of the Baltic say they did not find diamonds as they had hoped... but a cheese.

End of a Swedish auto icon: It's all over for Saab cars!

2016-06-22 12:49

The Saab car brand was dumped on the scrap yard of automobile history when the trademark's most recent user, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, said it would give up trying to recycle the iconic name.

Alien rock in Swedish quarry raises questions

2016-06-14 18:16

A sliver of never-before-seen alien rock has been dug up in a limestone quarry in Sweden where it had lain deeply buried for about 470 million years.

Bomb maker gets 5 years in Swedish jail

2016-06-02 20:33

A Swedish court has sentenced a 20-year-old Swede to five years in prison after convicting him of preparing a terror attack.

Swedish court upholds Assange arrest warrant

2016-05-26 05:51

A Swedish court has rejected a request to overturn the arrest warrant of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange because there were no new circumstances to consider.

First look: Volvo's new compact cars

2016-05-19 08:56

Volvo will target young, urban customers with a series of compact models called the '40 Series'. The range will feature a crossover, sedan, hatchback and an all-electric model.

 

Swedish court upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

2016-09-16 12:59

A Swedish appeals court has upheld an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape accusation, rejecting his request to have it lifted.

Date set for questioning of Assange in rape case

2016-09-14 15:47

Swedish prosecutors say Ecuadorian officials will interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on their behalf next month in the South American country's embassy in London.

Syrian refugee jailed for six years for setting fire to hostel

2016-08-30 23:15

A Swedish court has jailed a Syrian national for six years after he had admitted to setting fire to the asylum seekers' hostel he had been staying in.

Teen asylum seeker convicted of killing Swedish refugee centre worker

2016-08-08 21:22

A Swedish court has sentenced a teenaged Ethiopian asylum seeker to psychiatric care for fatally stabbing a young woman working at a youth refugee housing centre in January.

Dozens of reports of assaults and rapes at Swedish music festivals

2016-07-06 10:03

Several dozen women reported being raped or sexually assaulted at two music festivals in Sweden last weekend, police have said.

Assange starts 5th year in London embassy

2016-06-19 22:20

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has started his fifth year camped out in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Sweden agrees to continue nuclear power

2016-06-10 18:55

Sweden's left-wing government has struck a deal with the opposition to continue nuclear power for the foreseeable future, backtracking on its pledge to phase out atomic energy.

Unexpected gender shift in Sweden

2016-05-30 17:53

Sweden is experiencing a shift in the gender balance that has caught the country by surprise: For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, there are now more men than women in the population.

Protesters interrupt Swedish coal debate

2016-05-24 19:32

Unruly protesters have briefly interrupted a debate in the Swedish Parliament on the future of state-owned utility Vattenfall's coal assets in German.

Rwanda genocide perpetrator gets life in Sweden

2016-05-16 16:57

A Stockholm court has sentenced a Swede of Rwandan origin to life in prison for genocide and war crimes for his involvement in the 1994 massacres.

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