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Gay altarpiece of original sin makes waves in Sweden

Malm - Two Eves on one side of the tree, two Adams on the other, each couple openly flirting: a Swedish diocese said Wednesday it would remove a gay depiction of original sin that hung briefly as an altarpiece.

Sweden to prosecute ex-China envoy over Gui meetings

Stockholm - Sweden's former envoy to Beijing is to go on trial for overstepping her duties by trying to negotiate the release of a Chinese-Swedish dissident held in China, prosecutors in Stockholm said Monday.

Writer Handke steers clear of controversy in Nobel lecture

Stockholm - Austrian writer Peter Handke devoted his Nobel Academy speech to literary questions Saturday, avoiding the controversy over his pro-Serbian views that led Kosovo to announce a boycott of next week's awards ceremony.

Sweden's Ericsson to pay $1 bn over bribery allegations: US govt

Washington - Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to resolve allegations of bribery spanning Asia and the Middle East, the US Justice Department announced Friday.

Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape investigation

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors said Tuesday they have dropped their investigation into jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, even though they found the plaintiff's claim "credible".

Sweden to give 'new information' on Assange rape probe

Stockholm - The Swedish Prosecution Authority said Monday it will provide an update with "new information" this week on a probe into a 2010 rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Sweden honours detained Gui Minhai despite Chinese threats

Stockholm - Sweden's culture minister on Friday defied a Chinese threat of "counter-measures" by awarding a Swedish rights prize to detained Chinese-Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai.

China threatens Sweden over rights prize to detained Gui Minhai

Stockholm - China on Friday threatened "counter-measures" against Sweden if the culture minister awards a Swedish rights prize as planned to detained Chinese-Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai.

After Swede killer's pardon, Sri Lanka frees 267 more prisoners

Colombo - More than 250 Sri Lankan convicts aged over 65 have been given amnesty just days after the president sparked outrage by pardoning the well-connected killer of a Swedish teen, officials said Thursday.

Greta Thunberg sails to Europe, sets course for UN climate summit

Hampton - Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg departed the United States on Wednesday, hitching a ride to Europe aboard a catamaran to attend a UN climate summit in Madrid.

Greta Thunberg sails to Europe, sets course for UN climate summit

Hampton - Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg departed the United States on Wednesday, hitching a ride to Europe aboard a catamaran to attend a UN climate summit in Madrid.

Sri Lanka prisoners demand freedom after Swede's killer pardoned

Colombo - Hundreds of inmates at Sri Lanka's biggest high-security prison staged a second day of protests Tuesday, demanding their freedom after the president pardoned a well-connected man convicted of brutally murdering a Swedish teenager.

Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of Swedish teen

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager just a week before he leaves office, officials said Sunday, in a move that sparked national outrage.

Trend in gang crime bombings rock Sweden

Stockholm - Sweden, often held up as a safe and peaceful utopia, has experienced an unprecedented wave of bombings this year as criminal gangs increasingly use explosives to settle scores.

Srebrenica survivors protest Handke's Nobel prize

Sarajevo - Women from Srebrenica, site of the worst massacre during Yugoslavia's bloody collapse, protested in Sarajevo on Tuesday against the award of the Nobel literature prize to Peter Handke, an Austrian accused of being a Serb apologist during the 1990s wars...

'Estonia' ferry disaster: call for new inquiry, 25 years on

Stockholm - Survivors and relatives of those who died in the Estonia ferry disaster called Saturday for a fresh inquiry into what happened, at memorial ceremonies marking the 25th anniversary of the incident.

Tanker seized by Iran 'preparing to leave' harbour: Swedish owner

Stockholm - British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, seized by Iran more than two months ago, was preparing Friday to leave harbour after being given final clearance by Iranian authorities, its Swedish owner said.

Climate striker Greta Thunberg wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday won the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the "alternative Nobel Prize", the jury for the Swedish human rights prize said.

Greta Thunberg's 'How dare you?' a major moment for climate movement

Washington - Her imperious "How dare you?" to world leaders at the UN cemented Swedish teen Greta Thunberg's role as her generation's leading spokeswoman on climate change, the culmination of a year of dogged relentlessness, say those who know her.

Swedish foreign minister Wallstrom resigns

Stockholm - Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallstrom, whose rights focus and "feminist" diplomatic policy garned both admirers and vocal detractors, announced Friday that she was stepping down from her post to focus on family.

Climate activist Thunberg joins hundreds of teens at UN protest

New York - Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg joined hundreds of other teenagers protesting outside the United Nations Friday in her first demonstration on US soil since arriving by zero-carbon yacht.

'War on nature must end,' says activist Greta Thunberg in New York

New York - Teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg said the "war on nature must end" and called on Donald Trump to listen to science after she sailed into New York on a zero-emissions yacht Wednesday.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg nears New York on yacht

New York - Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was due to sail into a New York harbor Wednesday after a 15-day journey crossing the Atlantic in a zero-carbon yacht."Land!!

Final 'Girl With Dragon Tattoo' novel hits shelves

Stockholm - It is only right that a best-selling novel series about an unstoppable computer-hacker assassin should go out with a bang.

Two Swedes suspected in Danish tax agency blast

Stockholm - Police said Wednesday two Swedes were suspected of being behind a powerful explosion that rocked Denmark's tax agency last week, damaging the building's exterior but causing no serious injuries.

A$AP Rocky gets suspended sentence for Stockholm assault

Stockholm - A Stockholm court on Wednesday convicted US rapper A$AP Rocky of assault and gave him a suspended sentence over a street brawl, a case that outraged fans and sparked a diplomatic spat with US President Donald Trump.

Greta Thunberg says the climate debate is slowly shifting

Plymouth - A year after starting a school strike that made her a figurehead for the fight against global warming, Greta Thunberg believes her uncompromising message is getting through -- even if action remains thin on the ground.

Rapper A$AP Rocky back in Los Angeles from Sweden: reports

Los Angeles - US rapper A$AP Rocky has returned to Los Angeles after a Swedish court released him pending the verdict of an assault trial, US media reported Saturday.

US rapper A$AP Rocky released pending Sweden assault verdict

Stockholm - A Swedish court released US rapper A$AP Rocky on Friday pending the verdict of an assault trial that has outraged his fans, a decision that was quickly welcomed by President Donald Trump.

Witnesses to take stand in final day of A$AP Rocky assault trial

Stockholm - US rapper A$AP Rocky's trial in Sweden enters its third and final day on Friday, with witnesses taking the stand in an assault case that has stirred diplomatic tensions and outraged fans.
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Eighty percent of transactions in Sweden are made online or by debit/credit card
Eighty percent of transactions in Sweden are made online or by debit/credit card
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Old town of Stockholm  Sweden  seen from the waters of Lake Mälaren
Old town of Stockholm, Sweden, seen from the waters of Lake Mälaren
The ruins of St. Olof’s Church in Sigtuna date from the XII Century. It s one of the three major r...
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.
E/S Movitz  the world s first supercharged ferry  Stockholm  Sweden.
E/S Movitz, the world's first supercharged ferry, Stockholm, Sweden.
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Sweden s Highway E16 has become the first in the world to include a 2.0 mile-long eHighway.
Sweden's Highway E16 has become the first in the world to include a 2.0 mile-long eHighway.
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President Barack Obama talks with Foreign Minister Carl Bildt of Sweden during the arrival ceremony ...
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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Designer crystal is being smashed at Orrefors Kosta Boda glass factories in Sweden  rather than sold...
Designer crystal is being smashed at Orrefors Kosta Boda glass factories in Sweden, rather than sold at a discount.
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 Bad Bad Boy  is an eight-metre high sculpture of a nude male figure urinating into the river by Fin...
"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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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.
Magnus Muhr
Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train  derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train, derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
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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 som...
Öland is a place of great natural beauty both in and above the sea. Now it is also a place with some amazing treasure.
Arnold Paul
An aerial view of Stockholm
An aerial view of Stockholm
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Swedish Royal Guard soldiers relax as they wait for the precise time to start the daily ceremony of ...
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.
Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar  Sweden.
Photo taken: March 6  2012.
Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar, Sweden. Photo taken: March 6, 2012.
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The Riksdagshuset  the Swedish House of Parliament
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 polit...
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 .
Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden
Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden
Pieter Kuiper
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.
Water  water  water everywhere sorrounding the magnificent old buildings of Stadsholmen island in St...
Water, water, water everywhere sorrounding the magnificent old buildings of Stadsholmen island in Stockholm.
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Swedish police car
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