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Dewani honeymoon murder case decision delayed

Cape Town - British businessman Shrien Dewani will have to wait two weeks to see whether a South African judge throws out charges that he organised the murder of his bride on their honeymoon.

WikiLeaks' Assange loses appeal against Swedish arrest warrant

Stockholm - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday lost his appeal against a Swedish arrest warrant over alleged sex crimes, the latest setback in a four-year legal battle.

Sweden has presumed this sighting is a portent of doom

After a picture and sonar image reveal a sighting that shows a vessel not of Swedish origins, a large military operation goes underway to find the intruder and intruding country.

Sweden confirms foreign submarine incursion

Stockholm - Sweden said Friday it had evidence that a mini submarine entered its waters in October, in a Cold War-style incident that triggering a week-long hunt fuelled by heated speculation of a Russian incursion.

Swedish bus driver sacked for refusing black passengers

Stockholm - A Swedish bus driver has been sacked for forcing black people off her bus, a local official said Wednesday, highlighting lingering xenophobia in a country traditionally known for tolerance.

Scandinavian jet 'nearly crashed into Russian warplane'

London - A Scandinavian airliner carrying 132 passengers nearly crashed earlier this year into a Russian warplane that was flying covertly, a study of Russia-West military incidents said Monday.

Swedish co-founder of Pirate Bay whisked to Thai capital

Bangkok - The Swedish co-founder of The Pirate Bay website was hauled to Bangkok Wednesday following his arrest in northeast Thailand, with police from Stockholm waiting to press for his deportation to serve a jail term for copyright infringement.

Swedish Pirate Bay co-founder arrested at Thai border

Bangkok - A Swedish co-founder of the controversial file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has been arrested while trying to enter Thailand, immigration police said Tuesday.

Abbas hails 'historic' Swedish recognition of Palestinian state

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Thursday hailed a decision by Sweden to officially recognise the state of Palestine, his spokesman told AFP.

Sweden just slashed interest rates to zero in fight to escape deflation

Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, just slashed its main interest rate to zero. That's zero as in nothing, nada, 0 percent.

Sweden calls off search for mystery subs

Stockholm - Sweden called off a massive hunt Friday for at least one mystery foreign submarine in its waters that had worrying echoes of Cold War stand-offs, after calling the incursion "unacceptable".

Sweden pulls back ships as 'foreign sub' hunt draws blank

Stockholm - Sweden said Wednesday it was pulling back part of its navy which has been searching for a suspected Russian submarine off the coast of Stockholm for nearly a week with no vessel found.

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force

Stockholm - Sweden's armed forces chief warned Tuesday it could use force to bring to the surface a suspected Russian mini-submarine its navy has been hunting for days as two new sightings of the vessel were revealed.

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.
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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.
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Swedish police car
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Smoke bombs bursting at a Swedish hockey game in Stockhold.
Smoke bombs bursting at a Swedish hockey game in Stockhold.
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TF1 news highlights Finland and calls it Sweden (screen shot)
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Riddarholmen church is one of the oldest churches in Stockholm. The cast-iron spire is one of the most distinctive landmarks on the Stockholm skyline.
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The Bolinder Palace Hotel, part of the Stockholm Grand Hotel since 1889. It houses the Royal Swedish Automobile Club (KAK)
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The Göteborg Law Courts.
The Göteborg Law Courts.
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Ibrahimovic with an incredible goal against England (screenshot)
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The Riksdagshuset, the Swedish House of Parliament
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Stockholm's City Hall stands on the eastern corner of Kungsholmen island. The City Hall is the political centre of the Swedish capital and one of its best-known landmarks .
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Water, water, water everywhere sorrounding the magnificent old buildings of Stadsholmen island in Stockholm.
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Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train, derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
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Round Smörgåstårta (Swedish sandwich cake), beautifully decorated with fruits and vegetables, lemon wedges, prawns and a Swedish flag.
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E/S Movitz, the world's first supercharged ferry, Stockholm, Sweden.
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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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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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Christian Zacharias was playing Haydn's Piano Concerto at a concert in Gothenberg, Sweden, when a mobile phone started to ring.
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Öland is a place of great natural beauty both in and above the sea. Now it is also a place with some amazing treasure.
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Director Ingmar Bergman on the set of "Wild Strawberries."
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Old buildings on Gamla Stan's waterfront.
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