Morocco eyes boycott of Swedish companies over Western Sahara

2015-10-02 13:27

Morocco says it is considering a boycott of Swedish companies operating in the North African kingdom because of Sweden’s position on the conflict over Western Sahara.

Gay Ugandan activist wins 'Alternative Nobel'

2015-10-01 21:17

Ugandan activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, who has been beaten, threatened and arrested for her LGBT campaign work, has won Sweden's Right Livelihood Award.

10 000 unaccompanied children seek asylum in Sweden

2015-09-19 10:28

At least 10 000 unaccompanied children have sought asylum in Sweden since the beginning of the year - a sharp rise from previous years - making it the EU nation with the highest number by far.

Sweden asks Amnesty to learn from its prostitution laws

2015-08-20 15:24

Sweden will invite top Amnesty officials to study its pioneering prostitution law, amid disappointment over the human rights group’s vote to back the decriminalisation of the sex trade , an official says.

Stowaway survives flight from Ethiopia, seeks asylum in Sweden

2015-08-14 12:46

A stowaway on a plane from Ethiopia has survived the eight-hour journey in the cargo hold, where he was discovered, police say.

Swedish Ikea store stops knife sales after attack

2015-08-11 22:46

The Ikea branch in central Sweden where two shoppers were fatally stabbed - reportedly with knives taken from the shelves - will temporarily stop knife sales, the store manager says.

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.


Sweden to send VW pollution tax bill?

2015-10-02 09:27

Sweden may send a tax bill to Volkswagen for undeclared pollution of its diesel vehicles after it admitted fitting some 11 million with pollution cheating devices.

Despite pledges, climate action seen falling short

2015-09-29 06:04

The emissions pledges that countries have made ahead of a landmark conference in Paris have been a major boost to the slow-moving UN effort to fight climate change.

Water wars are a myth, expert says

2015-08-24 11:29

The doom and gloom predictions of increasing battles around the world over water are a myth, with only a handful of disagreements over shared waters leading to armed conflict, an expert says.

Germany to get 750 000 asylum seekers

2015-08-18 18:25

Germany expects up to 750 000 asylum seekers this year, a business daily cited government sources as saying, up from a previous estimate of 450 000.

Swedish prosecutor drops 3 Assange cases

2015-08-13 13:02

Swedish prosecutors say they had dropped investigations into allegations of sexual assault made in 2010 against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange because they had run out of time to bring charges.

Two stabbed to death at Ikea store in Sweden

2015-08-10 18:45

Two people have been stabbed to death at an Ikea store in the central Swedish town of Vasteras and a third person has been wounded, police say.

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.

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