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Mysterious sub near Stockholm might be Dutch: Russian source

Moscow - A mysterious "foreign vessel" the Swedish military have been searching for off the coast of Stockholm might belong to the Netherlands, a source in the Russian defence ministry was quoted as saying on Monday.

Swedish military releases photo of mysterious 'foreign vessel'

Stockholm - The Swedish military on Sunday presented photographic evidence of a mysterious "foreign vessel" off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports of being on the "hunt" for a damaged submarine.

Sweden intensifies search for suspected submarine near Stockholm

Stockholm - The Swedish armed forces stepped up a military operation off the coast of Stockholm on Saturday where they were investigating a report of "foreign underwater activity".

Sweden hunts suspected foreign submarine off Stockholm coast

Stockholm - The Swedish armed forces announced a large military operation around islands off Stockholm late Friday following reports of suspicious "foreign underwater activity"."We have begun an intelligence operation...

'Bisexual' Dewani pleads not guilty of Cape Town honeymoon murder

Cape Town - In an explosive opening to his long-awaited trial Monday, British millionaire Shrien Dewani pleaded not guilty to murdering his young bride while on honeymoon in Cape Town but admitted having paid male prostitutes for sex.

British millionaire on trial for wife's murder in Cape Town

Johannesburg - A British millionaire goes on trial Monday accused of masterminding the murder of his wife during their honeymoon in Cape Town four years ago.

Israel chides Swedish PM over Palestinian state

Jerusalem - Israel has hit out at Sweden's newly elected prime minister Stefan Loefven over his decision to recognise a Palestinian state.

Sweden to recognise Palestinian state, US urges caution

Stockholm - Sweden's new prime minister announced Friday that the country will recognise a Palestinian state, becoming the first EU member in Western Europe to do so.

New 'feminist' government with a Green tinge in Sweden

Stockholm - Sweden's new Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Loefven unveiled what he called a "feminist" government including Green Party ministers for the first time in the Nordic country.

Japan, Mexico to join UN peacekeeping

New York - Japan and Mexico will contribute troops to UN peacekeeping, a top UN official said Friday following a top-level meeting aimed at shoring up blue-helmet missions worldwide.

U.S. whistleblower Snowden wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Fugitive U.S. intelligence agent Edward Snowden was jointly awarded a Swedish human rights award on Wednesday.

Swedish tolerance tested by far-right election advance

Stockholm - Socially liberal Sweden joined other countries in Europe Monday with a sizeable far-right party, one opposed to the Nordic nation's generous refugee policies.

Swedish vote winner eyes coalition -- minus far right

Stockholm - The winner of Sweden's election, Social Democrat leader Stefan Loefven, embarked Monday on the difficult task of forming a government while keeping his pledge to exclude a hugely strengthened far right party.

Dapper online gambler heading Sweden's rising far right

Stockholm - Jimmie Aakesson has lifted Sweden's far-right party from obscurity to an emerging parliamentary force, with the dapper 35-year-old seeking to position himself as a kinder, gentler sort of anti-immigration leader.

From orphanage to power — The rise of Sweden's likely new leader

Stockholm - Sweden's likely new prime minister, Social Democrat leader Stefan Loefven, may have little experience in national politics but this consensus-seeking trade unionist has overcome bigger obstacles before.

Left wins Sweden vote, far-right party makes gains: exit poll

Stockholm - Voting for Sweden's parliament ended Sunday at 1800 GMT with an exit poll suggesting a win for a Social Democrat-led left-green trio of parties and a major gain for the far-right Sweden Democrats.The Social Democrat-led group was tipped to get 44.

The dapper head of Sweden's rising far right

Stockholm - Jimmie Aakesson has lifted Sweden's far-right party from obscurity to an emerging parliamentary force, with the dapper 35-year-old seeking to position himself as a kinder, gentler sort of anti-immigration leader.

Swedish Social Democrats set to win back power

Stockholm - Swedish politics seems set for the biggest change in nearly a decade in elections Sunday, with the Social Democrats likely to win narrowly while the far right vote could soar.

Swedish election to swing more on style than substance

Stockholm - The two men vying to become Sweden's next leader Sunday may not be far off politically, but in personal style they are a world apart.

Swedish far-right set for gains as election looms

- Surrounded by drab high-rise buildings in a Stockholm suburb, dressed in an impeccable dark suit, Jimmie Aakesson struggles to make himself heard over the shouts of protesters echoing off grey stone walls.

Sweden struggles to house asylum seekers as numbers rise

R - Sweden is grappling with a record number of asylum seekers, putting into sharp focus the issue of immigration which is at the heart of Sunday's election.

Assange will not leave until assured no US extradition: lawyer

Sydney - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuador embassy in London until it is guaranteed he will avoid extradition to the United States, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Assange says will leave Ecuador embassy in London 'soon'

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange indicated Monday he would leave Ecuador's embassy in London "soon" but his organisation played down the comment, saying he would not depart until there was an agreement with Britain's government.

S. Africa court rules murder suspect Dewani fit to stand trial

Cape Town - A British millionaire businessman suspected of the 2010 honeymoon murder of his wife in South Africa is fit to stand trial, a Cape Town court ruled on Friday.

Swedish legislators plan to remove race from law

Legislators will be removing all references to race since it is simply a "social construct" made by humans. Government officials believe that this is a solid step towards ending racism.

IKEA bags stuffed with 80 human skeletons found by Swedish woman

Kalmar - A Swedish woman was looking through the historic Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar and got the surprise of her life. Lifting a tarp she discovered a bunch of blue plastic IKEA bags filled with human bones, lots of them.

Swedish court upholds warrant against WikiLeaks founder

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Wednesday decided to uphold an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over allegations of sexual assault.

Infants in strollers at risk through sun cover

Stockholm - There has been a lot of talk recently about children and dogs dying after being left locked in hot cars. Now a pediatrician in Sweden is pointing out that it is equally dangerous to use a blanket to block sun from entering a baby's stroller.

Catching up with Dolly Parton on touring and future plans Special

Stockholm - On July 10, Digital Journal was afforded the privilege to partake in a teleconference with country queen Dolly Parton, while she was on her European tour stop in Stockholm, Sweden.

First Derm, a 'Crotch Selfie' app from Sweden, makes headlines

Launched in Sweden as an STD triage app, First Derm now accepts photos of any rash, bump, wart or strange mole above and below the waist, and works with a team of dermatologists to help identify the issue. The "Crotch Selfie" app is making headlines.
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A picture of the small town of Norrköping where the abuse was discovered.
A picture of the small town of Norrköping where the abuse was discovered.
Thuresson
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Designer crystal is being smashed at Orrefors Kosta Boda glass factories in Sweden  rather than sold...
Designer crystal is being smashed at Orrefors Kosta Boda glass factories in Sweden, rather than sold at a discount.
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Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train  derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train, derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
YouTube
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The crystal work of Bertil Vallien  Die Reise
The crystal work of Bertil Vallien "Die Reise"
Flamarium Saalkreis GmbH
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Rectangular Smörgåstårta (Swedish sandwich cake) decorated in the green colour theme. It s loaded...
Rectangular Smörgåstårta (Swedish sandwich cake) decorated in the green colour theme. It's loaded with cold smoked salmon slices, shrimp, lettuce and cucumber.
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The Göteborg Law Courts.
The Göteborg Law Courts.
Peter Guthrie
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Sigtuna. Stora Gatan  the oldest commercial street in Sweden is the town’s main shopping area.
Sigtuna. Stora Gatan, the oldest commercial street in Sweden is the town’s main shopping area.
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The Royal Dramatic Theatre (Dramaten) in Stockholm is Sweden s national theatre stage.
The Royal Dramatic Theatre (Dramaten) in Stockholm is Sweden's national theatre stage.
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Canada s Chris Kunitz (R) is congratulated by teammates  including goalie Roberto Luongo (L) and Ale...
Canada's Chris Kunitz (R) is congratulated by teammates, including goalie Roberto Luongo (L) and Alex Pietrangelo (3rd L), after scoring against Sweden during the third period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014
Reuters / Mark Blinch
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The ruins of St. Olof’s Church in Sigtuna date from the XII Century. It s one of the three major r...
The ruins of St. Olof’s Church in Sigtuna date from the XII Century. It's one of the three major ruins of old Christian churches still left in Sigtuna. An old cemetery surrounds the ruins.
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Smoke bombs bursting at a Swedish hockey game in Stockhold.
Smoke bombs bursting at a Swedish hockey game in Stockhold.
YouTube screenshot
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Gamla Stan   the old town between the bridges . In the center is the 13 Century Riddarholm church  r...
Gamla Stan, "the old town between the bridges". In the center is the 13 Century Riddarholm church, resting place of the Swedish monarchs.
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Billboard straddling the Norway/Sweden border advertising the fact that Swedish Big Mac s are cheape...
Billboard straddling the Norway/Sweden border advertising the fact that Swedish Big Mac's are cheaper.
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Old buildings on Gamla Stan s waterfront.
Old buildings on Gamla Stan's waterfront.
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TF1 news highlights Finland and calls it Sweden (screen shot)
TF1 news highlights Finland and calls it Sweden (screen shot)
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Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Carl Michael von Hausswolff
User R▲▲S on Flickr
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The Bolinder Palace Hotel  part of the Stockholm Grand Hotel since 1889. It houses the Royal Swedish...
The Bolinder Palace Hotel, part of the Stockholm Grand Hotel since 1889. It houses the Royal Swedish Automobile Club (KAK)
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 Bad Bad Boy  is an eight-metre high sculpture of a nude male figure urinating into the river by Fin...
"Bad Bad Boy" is an eight-metre high sculpture of a nude male figure urinating into the river by Finnish artist Tommi Toija, on display in city of Örebro, Sweden
Dada.cudla / Illustration Digital Journal
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A family of ducks crosses a pathway near the shore of Lake Mälaren in Sigtuna.
A family of ducks crosses a pathway near the shore of Lake Mälaren in Sigtuna.
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MAGNUS MUHR is a 39 YEAR OLD PHOTOGRAPHER from Sweden who  in his spare time  likes to invent the mo...
MAGNUS MUHR is a 39 YEAR OLD PHOTOGRAPHER from Sweden who, in his spare time, likes to invent the most hilarious scenarios for dead flies. Thanks Magnus, for giving the world a good laugh.
Magnus Muhr
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