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Sweden to test wireless charging of buses on city roads in 2016

The Swedish city of Södertälje is to begin testing of a new wirelessly charged electric-hybrid city bus system on its roads in 2016 as part of efforts to reduce fuel consumption and pollution in the country.

Sweden urges fresh look into secretary general death

New York - Sweden asked the United Nations on Monday to reopen an inquiry into the mysterious death more than 50 years ago of secretary general Dag Hammarskjold, citing new evidence and a need to close "an open wound.

Russia denies military jet near miss with airliner over Sweden

Moscow - Russia's defence ministry on Sunday denied a report by Swedish military that a Russian military plane nearly collided this week with a passenger plane over Sweden.

Assertive Russia causes military rethink in Sweden

Stockholm - With an assertive Russia next door, Sweden has started to beef up its military after a decade of downsizing, but a credible deterrent may take years to achieve, analysts warn.

Police search for bomb on plane in Stockholm

Stockholm - Police were searching for a possible bomb on a plane at Stockholm's main airport Tuesday after a threat which led to the evacuation of part of the international terminal.

Dewani leaves South Africa after honeymoon murder acquittal

Cape Town - British businessman Shrien Dewani flew out of South Africa on Tuesday, a day after he was acquitted of murdering his bride during their honeymoon in a case that captured international attention.

Murdered bride's family slams Dewani decision

Cape Town - The family of a murdered Swedish bride whose millionaire husband was cleared of her killing have blasted the decision by a South African judge not to put him on the stand during his sensational trial.

British millionaire Dewani cleared of honeymoon murder

Cape Town - Millionaire British businessman Shrien Dewani walked free Monday after a South African judge cleared him of murdering his Swedish bride after a sensational trial where his sexuality played a key role.

Judge to rule on Dewani honeymoon murder case

Cape Town - A South African judge will rule Monday on whether charges that millionaire British businessman Shrien Dewani murdered his bride on their honeymoon should be thrown out of court.

France chided ahead of controversial economic reforms

Paris - Crisis-hit France was urged Sunday by Germany and its own Nobel prize-winning economist to reform, days before Paris prepares to unveil a controversial set of measures to unblock its stagnating economy.

Swedish far-right party demands apology for 'neo-fascist' tag

Stockholm - The far-right Sweden Democrats party on Saturday demanded that the prime minister and finance minister apologise for calling it "neo-fascist".

Swedish PM calls snap election after losing budget vote

Stockholm - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Loefven called the country's first snap election in over half a century Wednesday after a far-right party torpedoed his two-month-old government's budget in a parliamentary vote.

Sweden faces political crisis as extreme right rejects budget

Stockholm - A political crisis erupted in Sweden Tuesday when the extreme-right Sweden Democrats, the country's third largest party, vowed to block the new leftist-green government's budget, a move that could trigger new elections.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden gets 2014 Right Livelihood Award

Edward Snowden, who is in hiding after releasing information which showed the vast extent of the NSA's illegal wiretapping and over-reaching surveillance, received a human rights award in Sweden.

Dewani honeymoon murder case decision delayed

Cape Town - British businessman Shrien Dewani will have to wait two weeks to see whether a South African judge throws out charges that he organised the murder of his bride on their honeymoon.

WikiLeaks' Assange loses appeal against Swedish arrest warrant

Stockholm - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday lost his appeal against a Swedish arrest warrant over alleged sex crimes, the latest setback in a four-year legal battle.

Sweden has presumed this sighting is a portent of doom

After a picture and sonar image reveal a sighting that shows a vessel not of Swedish origins, a large military operation goes underway to find the intruder and intruding country.

Sweden confirms foreign submarine incursion

Stockholm - Sweden said Friday it had evidence that a mini submarine entered its waters in October, in a Cold War-style incident that triggering a week-long hunt fuelled by heated speculation of a Russian incursion.

Swedish bus driver sacked for refusing black passengers

Stockholm - A Swedish bus driver has been sacked for forcing black people off her bus, a local official said Wednesday, highlighting lingering xenophobia in a country traditionally known for tolerance.

Scandinavian jet 'nearly crashed into Russian warplane'

London - A Scandinavian airliner carrying 132 passengers nearly crashed earlier this year into a Russian warplane that was flying covertly, a study of Russia-West military incidents said Monday.

Swedish co-founder of Pirate Bay whisked to Thai capital

Bangkok - The Swedish co-founder of The Pirate Bay website was hauled to Bangkok Wednesday following his arrest in northeast Thailand, with police from Stockholm waiting to press for his deportation to serve a jail term for copyright infringement.

Swedish Pirate Bay co-founder arrested at Thai border

Bangkok - A Swedish co-founder of the controversial file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has been arrested while trying to enter Thailand, immigration police said Tuesday.

Abbas hails 'historic' Swedish recognition of Palestinian state

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Thursday hailed a decision by Sweden to officially recognise the state of Palestine, his spokesman told AFP.

Sweden just slashed interest rates to zero in fight to escape deflation

Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, just slashed its main interest rate to zero. That's zero as in nothing, nada, 0 percent.

Sweden calls off search for mystery subs

Stockholm - Sweden called off a massive hunt Friday for at least one mystery foreign submarine in its waters that had worrying echoes of Cold War stand-offs, after calling the incursion "unacceptable".

Sweden pulls back ships as 'foreign sub' hunt draws blank

Stockholm - Sweden said Wednesday it was pulling back part of its navy which has been searching for a suspected Russian submarine off the coast of Stockholm for nearly a week with no vessel found.

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force

Stockholm - Sweden's armed forces chief warned Tuesday it could use force to bring to the surface a suspected Russian mini-submarine its navy has been hunting for days as two new sightings of the vessel were revealed.

Mysterious sub near Stockholm might be Dutch: Russian source

Moscow - A mysterious "foreign vessel" the Swedish military have been searching for off the coast of Stockholm might belong to the Netherlands, a source in the Russian defence ministry was quoted as saying on Monday.

Swedish military releases photo of mysterious 'foreign vessel'

Stockholm - The Swedish military on Sunday presented photographic evidence of a mysterious "foreign vessel" off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports of being on the "hunt" for a damaged submarine.

Sweden intensifies search for suspected submarine near Stockholm

Stockholm - The Swedish armed forces stepped up a military operation off the coast of Stockholm on Saturday where they were investigating a report of "foreign underwater activity".
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Water, water, water everywhere sorrounding the magnificent old buildings of Stadsholmen island in Stockholm.
Stockholm: The Royal Dramatic Theatre
Stockholm: The Royal Dramatic Theatre
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Canadian players pose with their gold medals after defeating Sweden in the men's ice hockey final 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 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.
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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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The Bolinder Palace Hotel, part of the Stockholm Grand Hotel since 1889. It houses the Royal Swedish Automobile Club (KAK)
Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden
Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden
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Canada s Jonathan Toews celebrates after scoring on Sweden s goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the firs...
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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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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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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Narrow street in Gamla Stan (the Old Town)  Stockholm.
Narrow street in Gamla Stan (the Old Town), Stockholm.
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Carl Michael von Hausswolff
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A family of ducks crosses a pathway near the shore of Lake Mälaren in Sigtuna.
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E/S Movitz, the world's first supercharged ferry, Stockholm, Sweden.
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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 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.
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Advertising agency DDB compares food, alcohol and tobacco prices between Norway and Sweden.
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Director Ingmar Bergman on the set of "Wild Strawberries."
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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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Old town of Stockholm, Sweden, seen from the waters of Lake Mälaren
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Kolmarden light security prison, Sweden
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