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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.

UN faces calls for stronger action to end Yemen war

New York - Three countries at the UN Security Council on Wednesday blocked a statement calling for an end to the war in Yemen and instead demanded a full-fledged resolution be adopted to bring warring sides to the negotiating table.

Swedish conservative to try again to form government

Stockholm - The leader of Sweden's conservative Moderates party will get a second chance to try to form a government, the speaker of parliament said Monday, two months after elections produced political deadlock.

Swedes seek answers after alleged Stockholm sub sighting

Stockholm - Swedish politicians were seeking answers Friday after reports emerged of a submarine sighting in Stockholm waters in June, which the military did not tell parliament's defence committee about.

Swedish outgoing premier tasked to form new government, end deadlock

Stockholm - Sweden's outgoing Social Democrats Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Monday was given a mandate to form a government a day after a rival centre-right leader failed in his first attempt.

Swedish centre-right leader abandons first bid to form government

Stockholm - The leader of Sweden's centre-right Moderates party on Sunday said he had failed a first chance to form a coalition government after last month's general election left the country in a state of political deadlockUlf Kristersson's Moderates party is par...

Danish sub killer investigation to be made into docudrama

Copenhagen - The investigation into the murder of a Swedish journalist onboard Danish inventor Peter Madsen's homemade submarine is to be turned into a television series by a screenwriter of the hit Nordic noir show "Borgen", the production company said on Thursday...

Danish sub killer gives up fight over life term

Copenhagen - Danish submariner Peter Madsen, jailed for life for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, will not appeal his sentence to the Supreme Court, his lawyer said on Monday.

Swedish conservative leader tasked with forming government

Stockholm - The speaker of the Swedish parliament on Tuesday asked the leader of the conservative Moderates party to try to form a government, a major challenge in the country's fragmented political landscape.
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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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Christian Zacharias was playing Haydn's Piano Concerto at a concert in Gothenberg, Sweden, when a mobile phone started to ring.
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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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E/S Movitz, the world's first supercharged ferry, Stockholm, Sweden.
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Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train, derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
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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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This building will produce approximately 550 tons of vegetables annually.
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Street in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town
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Round Smörgåstårta (Swedish sandwich cake), beautifully decorated with fruits and vegetables, lemon wedges, prawns and a Swedish flag.
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Narrow street in Gamla Stan (the Old Town), Stockholm.
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Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden
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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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Old town of Stockholm, Sweden, seen from the waters of Lake Mälaren
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The crystal work of Bertil Vallien "Die Reise"
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Sweden's Highway E16 has become the first in the world to include a 2.0 mile-long eHighway.
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