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Sweden's Princess Sofia pregnant with second child

Stockholm - Sweden's Prince Carl Philip, who is fourth in line to the throne, and his wife Princess Sofia are expecting their second child, the palace announced on Thursday."The birth is expected to take place in September 2017," it said in a statement.

Migrants, women left behind in human development: UN

Stockholm - Impressive advances have been made in human development over the past 25 years on many fronts, but ethnic minorities, refugees, migrants and women are being left behind, a United Nations report said on Tuesday.

Denmark summons Turkey envoy over claims of anti-Erdogan list

Stockholm - Denmark on Monday summoned Turkey's charge d'affaires for talks after local media reported that Danish citizens of Turkish origin critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed they had been denounced to Ankara.

Maverick Italian surgeon's seventh transplant patient dies

Stockholm - A seventh patient of Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini, accused of misconduct after claiming to have carried out groundbreaking synthetic organ transplant work, has died, her father said Monday.

Facebook gang rape suspects to face trial in Sweden

Stockholm - Three young men suspected of gang raping a woman in Sweden and livestreaming the attack on Facebook are to face trial, Swedish prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Swedish prosecutors receive translation of Assange questioning

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors said Wednesday they have received a translation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's interrogation four months after he was questioned on a rape allegation.

Sweden brings back conscription amid Russia fears

Stockholm - Sweden is to reintroduce compulsory military service, seven years after abandoning it, to respond to global security challenges including Russia's assertive behaviour in the Baltic Sea region, Stockholm said Thursday.

Swedish court jails mother and sons over fake mental disability

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Wednesday jailed a woman and her two adult sons for fraud after the elder brother pretended to be mentally disabled for more than a decade to receive social benefits.

Sweden fires back at Trump with 'facts'

Stockholm - Sweden has sought to set the record straight after Donald Trump linked immigration to a supposed rise in violence in the Scandinavian country, publishing "facts" to correct "simplistic" and "inaccurate information".

Swedish PM seeks to cut inflow of foreign workers

Stockholm - Sweden's prime minister said Friday he wants to curb labour migration to the Scandinavian country to provide more jobs for its own unemployed, including refugees accepted in recent years.

Swedish citizen jailed for Facebook call to fund IS

Stockholm - A Swedish citizen was sentenced to six months in jail Thursday for inciting people to finance the Islamic State (IS) group through Facebook, a landmark case for the country.

Report 'seriously' on Sweden, king tells global media

Stockholm - Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has urged news organisations to report objectively on the Nordic nation, after US President Donald Trump drew attention to the country's immigration challenges.

The Trump effect? Sweden reflects on its integration policy

Stockholm - Donald Trump's controversial statements linking immigration and crime in Sweden, a country idealised by some for its liberal values, have sparked the nation to weigh the successes and failures of its integration policy.

Denmark extends S.Korea 'Rasputin' daughter's detention

Stockholm - A Danish court extended Wednesday for another month the detention of the daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

Swedish PM schools Trump as president defends terror attack lie

Stockholm - Facing widespread ridicule after apparently inventing a terror attack in Sweden, President Donald Trump defended his "alternative fact" gaffe with another swipe at the Nordic nation, even as its prime minister attempted to educate him on some basic facts.

After Trump comments, the reality of crime and migrants in Sweden

Stockholm - US President Donald Trump's remarks over the weekend that Sweden is paying a high price for its generous asylum policy, including mention of a non-existent terror incident, have baffled Swedes.

Swedish PM 'surprised' by Trump's remarks

Stockholm - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Monday he was "surprised" by US President Donald Trump's remarks linking the arrival of a wave of migrants with a supposed rise in violence in the Scandinavian country.

Global arms trade highest since Cold War: study

Stockholm - Worldwide arms trade has risen to its highest level since the Cold War in the last five years, driven by a demand from the Middle East and Asia, a study said Monday.

Suicides among Afghan teens in Sweden after tougher asylum rules

Stockholm - A wave of suicides among teenage Afghan migrants in Sweden after it introduced stricter asylum rules has sparked concern among refugee workers and volunteers, they said Wednesday.

Denmark seeks harsher punishment for 'revenge porn'

Stockholm - Denmark presented Friday a series of measures to curb "revenge porn", the sharing of nude pictures or videos of people online without their consent, including raising the penalty from six months to two years in prison.
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