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Ikea goes on trial in France for spying on staff

Versailles - The French branch of Swedish retailing giant Ikea went on trial Monday accused of running an elaborate system to spy on staff and job applicants using private detectives and police officers.

Ikea France goes on trial for spying on staff

Versailles - The French branch of Swedish retailing giant Ikea goes on trial Monday accused of running an elaborate system to spy on staff and job applicants using private detectives and police officers.

Ikea France goes on trial for spying on staff

Versailles - The French branch of Swedish retailing giant Ikea goes on trial Monday accused of running an elaborate system to spy on staff and job applicants using private detectives and police officers.

Swedish town in shock after stabbing attack

V - The small Swedish town of Vetlanda was in shock on Thursday, reeling from a stabbing attack that left seven injured, while police said it was too early to determine the motives of the suspected 22-year old Afghan assailant.

Sweden attacker identified as 22-year-old Afghan: media

Stockholm - The suspect in the stabbing that left seven injured in Sweden is a 22-year-old Afghan, who arrived in the Nordic country in 2018, media reported Thursday.

Eight injured in 'suspected terrorist' stabbings in Sweden

Stockholm - A man stabbed eight people Wednesday in the Swedish city of Vetlanda, seriously injuring five of them in what police called a potential terror incident.

Four die in Sweden after falling through ice on lake

Stockholm - Four people were killed when they fell through the ice on a lake in southern Sweden on Thursday, police said, as the country experiences a spell of unseasonably mild weather.

Greta Thunberg tweets support for Indian activist detained over protest 'toolkit'

Stockholm - Greta Thunberg on Friday tweeted her support for an Indian activist jailed over a guide for anti-government farmers protests, which the Swedish climate campaigner had earlier shared to social media.

Sweden's rooftop snow clearers brave vertigo in white winter

Stockholm - With regular snowfalls in recent weeks, rooftop birds in Sweden's capital have ceded their perches to an army of "sweepers" clearing the roofs of snow in the name of safety.

Filmmakers acquitted over filming Estonia ferry wreck

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Monday acquitted two filmmakers charged with violating the sanctity of the wreck of the Estonia ferry, which sank in the Baltic Sea in 1994 killing 852 people in one of the 20th century's worst maritime disasters.

Swedes go on trial for filming Estonia ferry wreck

Stockholm - Two filmmakers went on trial in Sweden on Monday for violating the sanctity of the wreck of the Estonia ferry, which sank in the Baltic Sea in 1994 killing 852 people in one of the 20th century's worst maritime disasters.

Lockdown-shy Sweden passes pandemic law

Stockholm - Sweden's parliament on Friday passed a pandemic law giving the government new powers to curb the spread of Covid-19 in a country that has controversially relied on mostly non-coercive measures to fight the virus.

Sweden seeks new probe of Estonia ferry wreck after 25 years

Stockholm - Sweden said Friday it would seek to lift a ban on inspections of the wreck of the Estonia ferry, which sank in the Baltic Sea in 1994 with the loss of 852 lives in one of the worst maritime disasters of the 20th century.

Sweden struggles under second virus wave

Stockholm - Despite a sharper tone from authorities and new restrictions, Sweden, which has famously relied on non-coercive measures, is struggling to contain a strong second wave of Covid-19 it thought it could avoid.

Sweden's taxi drivers help step up Covid testing

Stockholm - As the Covid-19 pandemic worsened and her business ferrying Stockholmers around the city dried up, Swedish taxi driver Jotta Nikopoulou found new work with her cab: delivering tests to the sick.

Iran postpones execution of Iranian-Swedish academic: wife

Stockholm - The planned execution of Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali, who was sentenced to death in Iran three years ago for spying, has been postponed, his wife said Thursday.

Sweden mother 'kept son locked up for decades'

Stockholm - A woman in Sweden suspected of holding her son captive inside their apartment for decades has been arrested, police said on Tuesday, with reports claiming the man was found undernourished with infected sores on his body and almost no teeth.

Narcolepsy fiasco spurs Covid vaccine fears in Sweden

Stockholm - Take a vaccine developed in haste? Never again, says Meissa Chebbi, who, like hundreds of other young Swedes suffered debilitating narcolepsy after a mass vaccination campaign against the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic.

Sweden urges Iran to call off execution of medical researcher

Stockholm - Sweden's foreign minister Ann Linde said Tuesday she had spoken to her Iranian counterpart to formally object to the planned execution of an Iranian-Swedish professor sentenced to death on spying charges.

Finnish ferry runs aground in Baltic with nearly 430 aboard

Stockholm - A passenger ferry ran aground Saturday next to islands between Sweden and Finland, leaving nearly 430 passengers and crew stranded for the night, the Finnish owner and coast guard said.

Sweden sticks to its guns as Covid cases rise

Stockholm - Sweden is seeing an uptick in coronavirus infections and introducing targeted measures, but the country that famously refused to lock down is sticking to its guns and insisting coercive methods are not the way to go.

Denmark seeks answers after sub killer's jailbreak

Copenhagen - Denmark was on Wednesday searching for answers after its most famous convict, submarine killer Peter Madsen, almost succeeded in escaping from a high-security prison.

Danish sub killer arrested after failed prison escape

Copenhagen - The Danish man sentenced to life in jail for the murder of journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine was arrested on Tuesday after a failed prison escape bid led to a standoff with police.

Danish sub killer arrested after failed prison escape

Copenhagen - The Danish man sentenced to life in jail for the murder of journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine was arrested on Tuesday after a failed prison escape bid led to a standoff with police.

Estonian leader wants new ferry disaster probe

Tallinn - Estonia's prime minister on Tuesday called for a new investigation "as soon as possible" into a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic Sea that killed 852 people, following the release of a documentary.

Belarus, Iran, US, Nicaragua activists win 'alternate' Nobel

Stockholm - A Belarusian pro-democracy campaigner, an imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer, a US civil rights attorney, and a Nicaraguan activist on Thursday won a top Swedish honour sometimes called "the alternative Nobel Prize.

Documentary unveils new evidence in Estonia ferry disaster

Apo - Nordic leaders said on Monday they would examine evidence from a new documentary that could shatter the official explanation of how 852 people died in a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic Sea.

Criminal 'clans' challenge Sweden's law enforcement

Stockholm - Police in Sweden say they're struggling to control criminal "clans" exercising their own form of justice, amid an escalation of violent crime in what has long been a tranquil and safe country.

Finnish cruise ship evacuated after running aground in Baltic sea

Stockholm - A Finnish passenger cruise ship was evacuated on Sunday after it ran aground off the island of Aland in the Baltic Sea, the cruise line and emergency services said Sunday.

Swede on trial for murder after DNA hit on genealogy site

Stockholm - A 37-year-old man went on trial Tuesday for a double murder that went unsolved and gripped Sweden for more than 15 years until police matched his DNA on a popular genealogy website.
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Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar, Sweden. Photo taken: March 6, 2012.
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The Göteborg Law Courts.
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Old town of Stockholm, Sweden, seen from the waters of Lake Mälaren
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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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Sigtuna. Stora Gatan, the oldest commercial street in Sweden is the town’s main shopping area.
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This building will produce approximately 550 tons of vegetables annually.
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