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Family of 'Swedish Schindler' can't see his files: Russian court |

Moscow - A Moscow court on Tuesday upheld the Russian security service's refusal to open the files of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg -- who saved thousands of Jews during World War II -- to his family.

Iran criticises Sweden for citizenship given to death row 'spy'

Tehran - Iran has formally criticised Sweden over its decision to grant nationality to an Iranian professor sentenced to death on spying charges, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Stockholm truck attacker sought to avenge Islamic State dead

Stockholm - A rejected Uzbek asylum seeker who has admitted to a deadly Stockholm truck attack testified Tuesday that he wanted to pressure Sweden's government to end support for a coalition fighting the Islamic State group and avenge its dead followers.

Swedish companies decry deportations of skilled workers

Stockholm - The heads of Sweden's largest companies, including clothing giant H&M and telecoms maker Ericsson, denounced Friday deportations of highly-skilled workers as the nation's technology sector suffers a shortage of staff.

Swedish authorities say truck attack trial to help grasp radicalisation

Stockholm - The trial of a rejected Uzbek asylum seeker, who pleaded guilty to an April 2017 Stockholm truck attack that killed five people, opened on Tuesday, a case which prosecutors see as an opportunity to better understand radicalisation.

Stockholm truck attacker pleads guilty as terrorism trial opens

Stockholm - An Uzbek asylum seeker who confessed to wanting to mow down "infidels" in an April 2017 Stockholm truck attack that killed five people pleaded guilty to terrorism charges on Tuesday as his trial opened.

Radicalised Uzbek on trial for Stockholm truck attack

Stockholm - An Uzbek asylum seeker who confessed to wanting to mow down "infidels" in an April 2017 Stockholm truck attack that killed five people goes on trial Tuesday accused of terrorism.

Publisher detained in China 'confesses', blames Sweden

Shanghai - Detained book publisher Gui Minhai has surfaced nearly three weeks after disappearing into police custody in China, confessing wrongdoing and accusing his adopted country Sweden of manipulating him like a "chess piece".

UN Security Council considers demanding 30-day Syria truce

New York - The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for urgent deliveries of humanitarian aid, according to the text seen by AFP on Friday.

China's arrest of Swedish bookseller could set dangerous precedent: Germany

Stockholm - China's detention of Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai while he was being accompanied by Swedish diplomats could set a dangerous precedent for other EU citizens, Germany's ambassador to China said Tuesday.

Iran rejects review of academic's death sentence

Tehran - Iran's Supreme Court has rejected a request to review the death sentence given to university professor Ahmadreza Djalali, accused of passing information to Israel, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

China says Swedish publisher held under criminal law

Bejing - China acknowledged Tuesday that Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai was in custody under criminal law, brushing aside Stockholm's protests after he was seized under the eyes of Swedish diplomats last month.

China says Swedish publisher held under criminal law

Bejing - China said Tuesday that Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai was in custody under criminal law, brushing aside Stockholm's protests after he was seized under the eyes of Swedish diplomats last month.

Sweden condemns China's 'brutal' snatching of Swedish bookseller

Stockholm - Stockholm on Monday condemned Beijing over the "brutal" seizure of its citizen and book publisher Gui Minhai in mainland China while being accompanied by Swedish diplomats and demanded his release.

Truck attack against Swedish 'infidels' planned for months: prosecutors

Stockholm - A 39-year-old Uzbek asylum seeker who confessed to an April 2017 Stockholm truck attack that killed five people planned his assault "against infidels" in Sweden for months, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Truck attack against Swedish 'infidels' planned for months: prosecutors

Stockholm - A 39-year-old Uzbek asylum seeker who confessed to an April 2017 Stockholm truck attack that killed five people planned his assault "against infidels" in Sweden for months, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Danish inventor tortured journalist before killing her: prosecutors

Copenhagen - Danish inventor Peter Madsen tied up and tortured Swedish journalist Kim Wall before killing and dismembering her on board his homemade submarine last year, the indictment obtained by AFP on Wednesday showed.

Ikea's frugal billionaire founder Ingvar Kamprad dies aged 91

Stockholm - Ingvar Kamprad, the farmer's son turned multibillionaire who founded the Ikea empire that revolutionised furnishing, has died aged 91, the firm said Sunday.

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies aged 91

Stockholm - Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, who built a global business empire with revolutionary flat-pack furniture and was known for his contempt for taxes, died aged 91, the Swedish furnishing giant said on Sunday.

US 'deeply concerned' over China detention of Swede

Washington - The United States on Saturday expressed deep concern about the case of Hong Kong book publisher Gui Minhai, allegedly snatched by Chinese police while being accompanied by Swedish diplomats.

Julian Assange embassy stay dangerous to health: doctors

London - The ongoing six-year confinement of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London's Ecuadorian embassy is dangerous to his physical and mental health, according to new clinical assessments conducted.

Danish inventor tortured journalist before killing her: prosecutors

Copenhagen - Danish inventor Peter Madsen tied up and tortured Swedish journalist Kim Wall before killing and dismembering her on board his homemade submarine last year, the indictment obtained by AFP on Wednesday showed.

EU envoy urges China to release Swedish book publisher

Bejing - The European Union's ambassador to China urged Beijing on Wednesday to immediately release a book publisher after the Swedish citizen was snatched for a second time, this time while accompanied by Swedish diplomats.

EU envoy urges China to release Swedish book publisher

Bejing - The European Union's ambassador to China urged Beijing on Wednesday to "immediately" release dissident publisher Gui Minhai after the Swedish citizen was snatched for a second time while accompanied by Swedish diplomats.

Sweden urges China to release bookseller Gui Minhai

Stockholm - Stockholm on Tuesday called on Beijing to release dissident publisher Gui Minhai after the Swedish citizen was snatched for a second time in mainland China while being accompanied by Swedish diplomats.

Anger over second 'snatching' of bookseller in China

Hong Kong - Rights campaigners slammed as "appalling" Tuesday the disappearance of dissident publisher Gui Minhai after his daughter revealed he had been snatched again in mainland China, the latest person ensnared in Beijing's crackdown on civil society.

Danish inventor Peter Madsen charged with journalist's murder

Stockholm - Danish prosecutors on Tuesday formally charged inventor Peter Madsen with last year's murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose dismembered body parts were found at sea after she interviewed him on his homemade submarine.

Assange's seven-year legal saga

Paris - Here are key dates in Julian Assange's extradition battle after Ecuador on Thursday announced it had granted the WikiLeaks founder citizenship.

French prosecutors urge Ikea espionage trial

Versailles - French prosecutors are pushing for Ikea France and 15 people, including police officials, to be put on trial on charges of spying on employees and customers, a source close to the inquiry said Thursday.

Sweden warns against cutting US aid to Palestinians

New York - Sweden, a big donor country that has recognized Palestine as a state, warned Tuesday that any US decision to withdraw funds to the UN agency for Palestinians would be destabilizing for the Middle East.
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A Canada fan with his face painted with a maple leaf symbol gestures at the men's ice hockey gold medal game between Sweden and Canada at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014
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Swedish Royal Guard soldiers relax as they wait for the precise time to start the daily ceremony of Change of the Guard at the Royal Palace, Stockholm.
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Street in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town
Narrow street in Gamla Stan (the Old Town)  Stockholm.
Narrow street in Gamla Stan (the Old Town), Stockholm.
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Water, water, water everywhere sorrounding the magnificent old buildings of Stadsholmen island in Stockholm.
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Canada's Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014
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Photo shows Saudi Arabia's Swedish embassy in Stockholm.
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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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Old buildings on Gamla Stan's waterfront.
Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden
Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden
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Riddarholmen church is one of the oldest churches in Stockholm. The cast-iron spire is one of the mo...
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.
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.
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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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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.
Old town of Stockholm  Sweden  seen from the waters of Lake Mälaren
Old town of Stockholm, Sweden, seen from the waters of Lake Mälaren
This building will produce approximately 550 tons of vegetables annually.
This building will produce approximately 550 tons of vegetables annually.
Plantagon
Interior of the World Food Building
Interior of the World Food Building
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Director Ingmar Bergman on the set of "Wild Strawberries."
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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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Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar  Sweden.
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Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar, Sweden. Photo taken: March 6, 2012.
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