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Masked vandals torch dozens of cars in Sweden

Stockholm - Up to 80 cars were set on fire overnight across western Sweden by masked vandals, police said Tuesday, in what they suspect was a coordinated attack weeks before a general election.

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

Mariestad - It's barely 6:00 am and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won't be going home -- he'll be returning to his prison cell.

Ryanair row deepens as European pilots strike

Frankfurt Am Main - Ryanair is bracing for mass travel disruptions on Friday as pilots across Europe begin a coordinated 24-hour strike to push their demands for better pay and conditions at the peak of the busy summer season.

Swedish pro-Gaza ship activists deported from Israel

Stockholm - Seven Swedish activists detained by Israel's navy for attempting to breach its blockade of Gaza have been deported to Sweden, the organisers of the Ship to Gaza activist flotilla said Wednesday.

Spotify dumps 'specific' far-right Alex Jones podcast episodes

Stockholm - The world's largest streaming service Spotify has removed podcast episodes of American far-right radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for breaching its policy against hate speech.

Swedish police probed for killing Down Syndrome man with toy gun

Stockholm - Swedish police were under investigation Friday for shooting dead a 20-year-old autistic man with Down Syndrome holding a toy gun in central Stockholm, the special prosecutor's office said.

Arctic heat melts away Sweden's highest peak

Stockholm - Sweden's highest peak, a glacier on the southern tip of the Kebnekaise mountain, is melting due to record hot Arctic temperatures and is no longer the nation's tallest point, scientists said Wednesday.

Thieves snatch Swedish royal jewels in daylight heist

Stockholm - Robbers who nabbed two 17th century royal crowns and an orb from a Swedish cathedral remained at large on Wednesday, a day after fleeing their daring midday heist by motorboat.

Thieves snatch Swedish royal jewels in daylight heist

Stockholm - Robbers who nabbed two 17th century royal crowns and an orb from a Swedish cathedral remained at large on Wednesday, a day after fleeing their daring midday heist by motorboat.

Wildfires, drought hit Sweden's Sami reindeer herders

Stockholm - Sweden's unprecedented drought and devastating wildfires are destroying vital grazing pastureland for indigenous Sami reindeer herders, whose livelihoods are already under attack from mining and logging as global warming changes the face of the Arctic....

Swede's stunt to save Afghan from deportation goes viral

Stockholm - A video taken by a Swedish student who filmed herself stopping the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker onboard a plane has gone viral.

French soldiers arrive in Sweden to fight wildfires

Stockholm - Dozens of French soldiers specialised in firefighting arrived in Sweden early Monday to tackle blazes raging across the country during an extreme heatwave.

Forest fires blaze from the Arctic circle and all across Sweden

Sweden's government is asking for international help in fighting forest fires that have spread across the country. The fires have reached north into the Arctic Circle, with 44 burning from Lapland in the far north to the southern island of Gotland.

Sweden's farmers count cost of historic drought

Norrt - As an unprecedented drought scorches large swathes of Sweden's green pastures, farmers are having to send their animals to slaughter because they have no hay left to feed them."This is the worst thing I've ever experienced...

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal to face trial in September

Stockholm - The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that shook the Nobel Literature Prize giving body, which postponed this year's award, will go on trial in September on rape charges, a Swedish court said.

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Stockholm - Dozens of forest wildfires raged across Sweden Wednesday, prompting Stockholm to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the Nordic region.

Ingmar Bergman, portrayer of inner demons, 100 years on

Stockholm - Ingmar Bergman, one of the most distinguished filmmakers of his generation whose melancholic work is often tough-to-digest but celebrated, still captivates audiences as much as he puts off his critics. July 14 would have been his 100th birthday.

Swedish intellectuals form new literature prize in Nobel protest

Stockholm - What do you do when this year's Nobel Literature Prize, the world's most prestigious accolade of its kind, is postponed because of a sexual assault scandal?You create your own award.

New Swedish law recognises sex without consent as rape

Stockholm - A tough new law that will recognise sex without explicit consent as rape comes into effect in Sweden on Sunday, after the country was rocked by the #MeToo movement denouncing sexual harassment and assault.

Three dead in gang shooting in Sweden

Stockholm - Three people were killed and three others injured in a gang shooting in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, plagued by rival criminal gangs, police said Tuesday.

One dead, five wounded in Malmo shooting: police

Stockholm - One person was killed and five wounded in a shooting in the centre of the southern Swedish city of Malmo on Monday, police said, ruling out a terrorist link.

Swede charged with complicity in 2015 Paris attacks

Paris - French anti-terror judges charged a Swedish man Monday with complicity in the 2015 Paris attacks that left 130 people dead, over allegations he played a key role in the jihadist cell behind the carnage.

Review: Mondo Duplantis wins 1st place at IAAF Diamond League Stockholm Special

Stockholm - On June 10, 2018, Mondo Duplantis won first place in the men's pole vault comeptition at the IAAF Diamond League in Stockholm.

Swedish PM testifies in court over war jets sale in Brazil

Stockholm - Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven testified in court on Friday, at the request of a Brazilian judge, over a suspected corruption case in Brazil involving the sale of Swedish fighter aircraft at the expense of their French counterpart Rafale.

Sweden offers young asylum seekers a second chance

Stockholm - Sweden's parliament passed a bill Thursday giving thousands of young asylum seekers a second chance to stay until they complete high school, after the overwhelmed migration agency failed to process their applications before they became adults.

Sweden jails radicalised Uzbek truck attacker for life

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Thursday sentenced a radicalised and rejected Uzbek asylum seeker to life in prison for terrorism after he mowed down pedestrians with a stolen truck in central Stockholm last year, killing five people.

Sweden marks national day with major military exercise

Stockholm - Marking national day on Wednesday, Sweden called up 22,000 reservists for an exercise of a scale not seen in 40 years as tensions simmer between the West and Russia.

Nobel Foundation says literature prize may be delayed again

Stockholm - The Nobel Foundation on Friday said this year's literature prize, already postponed until 2019 due to a sexual assault scandal, may be delayed further.

Mourning Philip Roth fans bitter over long-standing Nobel snub

Stockholm - The death of America's prolific novelist Philip Roth aged 85 has led to his admirers scorning the Nobel Literature Prize that eluded his work, which often portrayed male sexuality and relations with women.

Swedish court rejects 'gigantic' Nobel centre

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Tuesday ruled against the construction of the huge Nobel Center which critics such as King Carl XVI Gustaf fear would damage a historic area in the capital of Stockholm.
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Smoke bombs bursting at a Swedish hockey game in Stockhold.
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E/S Movitz, the world's first supercharged ferry, Stockholm, Sweden.
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McDonald's in Sweden have a history of serving cleaner to customers.
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A family of ducks crosses a pathway near the shore of Lake Mälaren in Sigtuna.
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Old town of Stockholm, Sweden, seen from the waters of Lake Mälaren
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A picture of the small town of Norrköping where the abuse was discovered.
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