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Russia court rejects family bid for files on vanished WWII diplomat

Moscow - A Russian court on Monday rejected a bid by the descendants of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to force the FSB security service to release details on his presumed death in a Soviet jail.

Britain, Sweden push UN council to call for end to Myanmar violence

New York - Britain and Sweden on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to call for an end to Myanmar's military campaign in Rakhine state that has forced nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee.

Danish submarine builder says falling hatch door killed journalist

Copenhagen - A Danish inventor accused of killing a journalist aboard his homemade submarine said Tuesday that she died when a hatch door fell on her head, but prosecutors insisted he murdered her.

Danish submarine scanned for clues to journalist's death

Stockholm - Copenhagen police said Tuesday they were scanning an inventor's homemade submarine for possible hidden rooms as they investigate the death of a Swedish journalist last seen on board before her headless torso was found.

Swedish opposition leader resigns after far-right fallout

Stockholm - The leader of Sweden's main opposition party on Friday announced she was stepping down after she suggested her alliance accept support from an anti-immigration far-right group.

Danish inventor denies killing reporter, mutilating body

Stockholm - An eccentric Danish inventor who is being held over the grisly death of a Swedish reporter whose headless torso was found at sea has denied killing her and mutilating her body, police said Friday.

Danish sub inventor Madsen denies killing, mutilating Kim Wall

Stockholm - An eccentric Danish inventor who is being held over the grisly death of a Swedish reporter whose headless torso was found at sea has denied killing her and mutilating her body, police said Friday.

Russian court to hear plea for files on vanished Swedish diplomat

Moscow - Russia on Thursday set a hearing date next month for descendants of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who vanished after being jailed in the Stalin-era USSR, as they sue the security service for access to its archive.

Rare white elk draws crowds in Sweden — and a warning

Stockholm - Experts on Tuesday urged sightseers flocking to catch a glimpse of a rare white elk in Sweden to take care, warning that the animal could be dangerous.

No body in sunken Danish sub, reporter still missing: police

Stockholm - Danish police hunting for a missing journalist said Sunday they searched a huge homemade submarine that sank last week, but no body was found.

Spain faces growing calls to free writer wanted by Turkey

Madrid - Spain faced growing calls on Friday to free a writer detained in Barcelona on a warrant issued by Turkey, which accuses him of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and links to an unspecified "terror group.

Swede freed in Mali denounces ransom payments

Stockholm - A Swede who was held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Mali for more than five years before being freed in June said Thursday he was opposed to ransoms being paid in kidnapping cases.

Bear kills young zookeeper in Sweden

Stockholm - A zookeeper died after he was savaged by a bear on Friday at Europe's biggest predator park, Swedish police said.

Spotify builds streaming lead at 60 million subscribers

New York - Spotify said Monday that it had 60 million paying subscribers, expanding its lead in the fast-growing world of music streaming.

Family of 'Swedish Schindler' sues Russia's security service

Moscow - The family of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II before disappearing under Soviet rule, are suing Russia's security service for access to its files, their lawyer said Thursday.

Sweden data scandal costs two ministers their jobs

Stockholm - Two Swedish ministers lost their jobs on Thursday over a huge leak of sensitive data that has rocked the fragile centre-left government. But Prime Minister Stefan Lofven vowed he would be staying on despite speculation he could call a snap election.

Sweden PM reshuffles cabinet over data scandal

Stockholm - Two Swedish ministers will leave the government in a reshuffle sparked by a huge leak of sensitive data, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Thursday.

DR Congo may be linked to UN experts' murder: report

New York - UN experts say they are not ruling out the possible involvement of Democratic Republic of Congo state security forces in the murder of two of their colleagues.

Swedish lawmakers file 'genocide' complaint against Erdogan

Stockholm - A group of Swedish lawmakers said Monday they have filed a legal complaint accusing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in the southeast of his country.

Sting donates Swedish music prize money to refugees

Stockholm - British rock star Sting said on Monday he has donated the prize money from a prestigious Swedish music award to a non-profit project which helps young refugees in Sweden integrate through music.

Kenya's Ngugi dumps Swedish book fair over far-right newspaper

Stockholm - Kenyan literary icon Ngugi wa Thiong'o, often tipped for the Nobel literature prize, has pulled out of an annual Swedish book fair in protest at the presence of a right-wing extremist newspaper, his publisher said Wednesday.

Swede held by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 freed

Stockholm - A Swede who had been held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed and has returned home, the Swedish government said Monday, but the fate of a fellow hostage from South Africa remains unknown.

Sharp rise in violent Islamist extremists in Sweden: intelligence

Stockholm - The number of violent Islamist extremists in Sweden has soared from 200 in 2010 to "thousands", intelligence agency Sapo said Friday, while noting that only a handful were deemed able to carry out a terror attack.

Sharp rise in violent Islamist extremists in Sweden: intelligence

Stockholm - The number of violent Islamist extremists in Sweden has soared from 200 in 2010 to "thousands", intelligence agency Sapo said Friday, while noting that only a handful were deemed able to carry out a terror attack.

Sharp rise in violent Islamist extremists in Sweden: intelligence

Stockholm - The number of violent Islamist extremists in Sweden has soared from 200 in 2010 to "thousands", intelligence agency Sapo said Friday, while noting that only a handful were deemed able to carry out a terror attack.

Afghan teen deported by Sweden killed in Kabul blast: HRW

Kabul - An Afghan teenager was killed in a bombing less than a week after being deported from Sweden, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, calling on European nations to halt repatriations as "Kabul is not safe".

Afghan teen deported by Sweden killed in Kabul blast: HRW

Kabul - An Afghan teenager was killed in a bombing less than a week after being deported from Sweden, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, calling on European nations to halt repatriations as "Kabul is not safe".

Afghan teen deported by Sweden killed in Kabul blast: HRW

Kabul - An Afghan teenager was killed in a bombing less than a week after being deported from Sweden, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, calling on European nations to halt repatriations as "Kabul is not safe".

Denmark briefly suspends ferry services over 'threat'

Stockholm - Ferry services between Denmark and neighbouring Sweden and Germany were briefly suspended on Wednesday because of an unspecified "threat", police and the ferry operator said.

US urges UN to investigate DRCongo murders

New York - The United States on Monday urged the United Nations to establish a special investigation into the murder of two UN experts who had been gathering evidence of mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Narrow street in Gamla Stan (the Old Town), Stockholm.
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Director Ingmar Bergman on the set of "Wild Strawberries."
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A family of ducks crosses a pathway near the shore of Lake Mälaren in Sigtuna.
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The Göteborg Law Courts.
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Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar, Sweden. Photo taken: March 6, 2012.
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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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Canada's Jonathan Toews celebrates after scoring on Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period of the men's ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014
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Luis Suarez inspired this Swedish online sex shop to create the Suarez "nipple clamp."
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An aerial view of Stockholm
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Female Iranian communists protest the hijab in Stockholm, Sweden
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Advertising agency DDB compares food, alcohol and tobacco prices between Norway and Sweden.
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Sigtuna. Stora Gatan, the oldest commercial street in Sweden is the town’s main shopping area.
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Canada's goalie Carey Price makes a save as Sweden's Daniel Sedin tries to screen him during the second period of the men's ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014
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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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Stockholm: The Royal Dramatic Theatre
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Eighty percent of transactions in Sweden are made online or by debit/credit card
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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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Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström
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The Riksdagshuset, the Swedish House of Parliament
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Old town of Stockholm, Sweden, seen from the waters of Lake Mälaren

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