Sweden


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.

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.

 

'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.

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.

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