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One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection

Stockholm - One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region."HIV/AIDS continues to be a serious problem in Europe...

A reindeer's perilous journey in Swedish Lapland

Dikan - A herd of reindeer moves silently down the mountain, their silver coats and majestic antlers blending into the Swedish tundra as their herder leads them to their winter grazing grounds in the plains below.

Sweden slaughters 200,000 hens on bird flu fears

Stockholm - Sweden on Friday said 200,000 chickens were being slaughtered at a farm where bird flu has been detected, following a resurgence in the virus across Europe.

Trump is 'just the president', says defiant fugitive Snowden

Stockholm - Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden on Monday downplayed the importance of President-elect Donald Trump and again defended his decision to leak documents showing massive surveillance of US citizens' communications.

Hidden Bergman 'masterpiece' to hit Swedish movie screens

Stockholm - Discovered in Ingmar Bergman's archive, a previously unknown manuscript about sexual and social revolution in the 1960s is to be turned into a movie, nearly a decade after the Swedish director's death.

Bob Dylan can't make Nobel ceremony: Swedish Academy

Stockholm - Music icon Bob Dylan will not attend the Nobel ceremony in December to accept his literature prize because he has "other commitments", the Swedish Academy said on Wednesday.

Tough prosecutor takes over Swedish PM murder probe

Stockholm - Sweden on Tuesday announced that tough prosecutor Krister Petersson will relaunch the probe into the 1986 murder of prime minister Olof Palme, still a mystery three decades on despite countless leads.

Poroshenko 'sure' Trump supports Ukraine against Russia

Stockholm - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday said he has "no doubt" that president-elect Donald Trump will refuse to recognise Russia's annexation of Crimea, and will cooperate with his country.

Five arrests, two injured at neo-Nazi rally in Sweden

Stockholm - Five people were arrested and two were injured in Stockholm on Saturday in clashes between police and anti-fascists at a rally by Swedish neo-Nazis, police said.

Ecuador to question Assange on rape allegations

Stockholm - Julian Assange will be questioned next week over longstanding rape accusations, Sweden's public prosecutor's office announced Monday, saying an Ecuadorian prosecutor would visit the WikiLeaks founder in the embassy where he has been holed up since 2012...

Pope ends Sweden visit with mass for tiny Catholic community

Malm - Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Sweden Tuesday after holding a public mass for the Catholic minority in the Lutheran but secular nation where same-sex marriage is allowed even for priests.

'Swedish Schindler' declared dead by his homeland

Stockholm - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Jews during World War II, was finally declared dead by his homeland on Monday over 70 years after disappearing into the hands of the Soviet Union.

Pope takes Christian unity bid to Protestant heartland

Malm - Pope Francis and Lutheran leaders expressed deep regret Monday over the conflict between Catholics and Protestants during Christianity's nearly 500-year-old schism, calling for unity on the pontiff's landmark visit to Sweden.

Nobel panel signals desire for Dylan song at ceremony

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy said on Saturday that Bob Dylan is not obliged to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, but is required to hold some sort of lecture or even sing a song.

Assange refused arrest warrant suspension for mentor's funeral

Stockholm - The Swedish prosecutor's office on Friday said it had rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request to temporarily suspend an arrest warrant so he could leave the Ecuadoran embassy in London to attend the funeral of mentor Gavin MacFayden.

Sweden refuses to suspend Assange's arrest warrant for funeral

Stockholm - The Swedish prosecutor's office on Friday said it has rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request to temporarily suspend an arrest warrant so he could leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London and attend a funeral.

Sweden's female Lutherans voice hope in the pope

Stockholm - Pope Francis offers hope for change in the Catholic Church on a range of moral issues -- but there's a long way to go, say the female leaders of Sweden's liberal Lutherans ahead of his landmark visit.

By 2040 Sweden to produce all its energy from renewable sources

Anne Nilsson, Director General of the Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate claimed that Sweden was on track to produce all its energy from renewable resources by 2040.

Sweden wants EU to switch to emission-free cars by 2030

Stockholm - Sweden's environment minister on Saturday urged the European Union to ban petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030.

Facebook apologises for removing cancer video

Stockholm - Facebook has apologised for taking down a breast cancer awareness video because the images were flagged as offensive, saying the move was "an error".
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