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First-generation solar electric car to be built in Sweden in 2020

Munich - The first-generation Sion, an solar electric vehicle (SEV) developed by the German mobility provider Sono Motors will be manufactured in Sweden, the company announced on Wednesday.

Amid worries over Russia, Sweden returns troops to Baltic island

Visby - Under an icy rain, camouflage-clad Swedish soldiers crouched behind a log pile, aimed their machine guns towards the Baltic Sea and, at their officers' barked orders, opened fire down the snow-covered range.

Estonia shipwreck claimants have low hopes for compensation hearing

Stockholm - Survivors and families of the victims of the 1994 Estonia ferry disaster that claimed 852 lives hope the shipbuilder and certification agency will finally be held accountable when a French court hears their lawsuit on Friday.

Estonia shipwreck survivors demand compensation after 25 years

Nterre - More than 1,000 people including survivors and the families of victims of Europe's worst peace-time shipping disaster took their claims for compensation to a French court on Friday, 25 years after the sinking of MV Estonia in the Baltic Sea.

YouTube's PewDiePie 'sickened' by mosque gunman's namedrop

Stockholm - YouTube's most-watched blogger PewDiePie said he was "sickened" after hearing that the gunman behind Friday's New Zealand mosque massacre had promoted his videos before opening fire.

Mum of Swedish girl named in NZ killer's manifesto condemns attacks

Stockholm - The mother of a Swedish girl killed in a 2017 jihadist attack expressed her horror at Friday's New Zealand mosque gun rampage, committed by a man who claimed to want to avenge the child's death.

Norway MPs want Nobel for student climate campaigner Greta

Oslo - Greta Thunberg, the Swedish school girl climate campaigner who has inspired worldwide protests, should be awarded this year's Nobel Peace prize, Norwegian lawmakers said Thursday.

Nobel figure quits after Swedish body's #MeToo scandal

Stockholm - Swedish scholar Sara Danius stepped down Tuesday from the academy that awards the Nobel literature prize, almost a year after she quit as its permanent secretary amid a sex scandal unveiled by the #MeToo movement.

Swedish ambassador to Beijing recalled over Gui meetings

Stockholm - Sweden's ambassador to Beijing has been recalled after claims she brokered an unauthorised meeting over the fate of detained Chinese-Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai, Stockholm said Thursday.

Mini mice architecture draws crowds in Sweden

Malm - With a grin spreading across his face, a man bends down to take a photo of a miniature rubbish bin and street sign at the foot of a building in the southern Swedish town of Malmo.Lost items from a dollhouse?

'I want you to panic': Swedish teen raises climate alarm at Davos

Davos - Camera crews push past tycoons and government leaders to get a close shot of the unlikely star at Davos this year: a Swedish teen with long braids and a big message for the world.

Germany extradites racist killer to Sweden

Berlin - Germany said Friday it had extradited to Sweden John Ausonius, the convicted killer known as the "the laser man" for using a precision-scope rifle to target immigrants."He was extradited on Thursday," Frankfurt state prosecutor Nadja Niesen told AFP.

Time to 'get angry', teen climate activist says in Davos

Davos - Her train journey from Sweden took 32 hours, but Greta Thunberg is not tired. The teenager is dead-set in her mission to persuade the global elite in Davos to take climate action.

Stefan Lofven: welder turned 'rightwing socialist' Sweden PM

Stockholm - After months of political wrangling, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has managed to cling to power for a second term, swallowing a bitter pill by agreeing to cooperate with the centre-right.

Swedish lawmakers elect PM Lofven to second term

Stockholm - Sweden ended a four-month political vacuum Friday when lawmakers elected Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term, after he elbowed out the far-right to save one of Europe's few left-wing governments.

Swedish centre-left PM wins second term after months of wrangling

Stockholm - Sweden ended a four-month political vacuum Friday when lawmakers elected Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term, after he elbowed out the far-right to save one of Europe's few leftwing governments.

Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying for kids

Oslo - "Norway needs more children! I don't think I need to tell anyone how this is done," Norway's prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising a real concern.Too few babies are being born in the Nordic region.

Swedish parties say deal reached to end post-vote deadlock

Stockholm - Sweden's outgoing coalition of Social Democrats and Greens said Friday they would form a minority coalition with centrist backing to end months of post-poll gridlock.

Pentagon Papers whistleblower wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, a former US military analyst who exposed Washington's secret war plans for Vietnam in 1971, won the 2018 Olof Palme human rights prize on Wednesday.

Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal appeals to Supreme Court

Stockholm - A Frenchman at the centre of a scandal that led to the postponement of the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize has appealed his rape conviction to Sweden's Supreme Court, the highest court said Thursday.

Sweden freezes support to UNAIDS until leader removed

Stockholm - Sweden said Wednesday it was freezing its support to UNAIDS until its executive director is removed, after an expert report blasted the agency's leadership for systematically failing to address bullying, abuse and sexual harassment.

Yemen rebels weigh 'seriousness' of Sweden talks

V - Yemen's Huthi rebels will assess the "seriousness" of fragile UN-brokered talks with the rival government in Sweden on Friday, the head of the delegation said.

Yemen peace talks due to begin in Sweden

V - Peace talks between the Yemeni government and rebels, aimed at ending four years of war that has pushed 14 million people to the brink of famine, were due to open Thursday in Sweden.

Yemen peace talks due to begin in Sweden

V - Peace talks between the Yemeni government and rebels, aimed at ending four years of war that has pushed 14 million people to the brink of famine, were due to open Thursday in Sweden.

400 Swedish women win compensation over faulty French breast implants

Nterre - A French court on Thursday ordered the German safety certifier that approved tne use of defective breast implants to compensate around 400 Swedish women who received the devices behind a global health scare.

UN to convene Yemen talks in Sweden soon

New York - The United Nations intends to convene peace talks on Yemen soon after receiving firm assurances from the parties that they will attend negotiations in Sweden, the UN envoy said Friday.

UN to convene Yemen talks in Sweden soon

New York - The UN envoy for Yemen said Friday he intends to convene peace talks "shortly" in Sweden in a bid to end a war that has driven millions to the brink of famine.

Swedish conservative loses bid to form government

Stockholm - The leader of Sweden's conservative Moderates party failed Wednesday in a bid to form a government as parliament rejected his nomination for prime minister, after elections produced political deadlock.

Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal declares innocence at appeal

Stockholm - A Frenchman jailed for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize declared his innocence Monday at the opening of his appeal trial.

Appeals trial opens in Sweden for Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal

Stockholm - An appeals trial opens in Stockholm on Monday for a Frenchman jailed two years for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize.
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Sigtuna. Stora Gatan, the oldest commercial street in Sweden is the town’s main shopping area.
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The Stockholm Grand Hôtel, a luxury 5-star hotel has been home to celebrities, Nobel prize laureates and high-profile events since 1874. On the waterfront, the hotel overlooks the Royal Palace and Stockholm’s Old Town
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"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
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Designer crystal is being smashed at Orrefors Kosta Boda glass factories in Sweden, rather than sold at a discount.
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A family of ducks crosses a pathway near the shore of Lake Mälaren in Sigtuna.
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A picture of the small town of Norrköping where the abuse was discovered.
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Trucks fitted with an intelligent connector, called a pantograph, can connect and disconnect seamlessly from the cables at speeds of 90 kilometers an hour.
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President Barack Obama talks with Foreign Minister Carl Bildt of Sweden during the arrival ceremony at Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport in Sweden, Sept. 4, 2013
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Interior of the World Food Building
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Canada's Chris Kunitz (L) is congratulated by teammates after scoring on Sweden during the third period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014
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Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train, derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
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Billboard straddling the Norway/Sweden border advertising the fact that Swedish Big Mac's are cheaper.
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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
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By expanding the greenhouse vertically, the crops produced through Plantagon’s patented technology, in relation to the land area used, will increase considerably permitting multiple harvests for the same growth period.
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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 ruins of old Christian churches still left in Sigtuna. An old cemetery surrounds the ruins.

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