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Sweden conservatives woo far-right to topple government

Stockholm - Sweden's main opposition party courted controversy Thursday by suggesting it accept support by the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) to bring down the minority government.

WikiLeaks urges leaks of departing Obama White House docs

Washington - WikiLeaks appealed Tuesday for leaked White House documents before President Barack Obama leaves office, as its founder Julian Assange again denied Russia was the source of hacked Democratic party emails that hurt Hillary Clinton's bid for the US presi...

Ghosts haunt our palace, says Swedish queen

Stockholm - Queen Silvia of Sweden says the royal palace where she resides is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on public television on Thursday. "There are small friends... ghosts.

Swedish 'laserman' killer sent to Germany for murder trial

Stockholm - Sweden has sent one of its most notorious killers to Germany to stand trial for allegedly murdering a Jewish woman in 1992, a chief prosecutor said on Monday.

Sweden: Expectant mothers being sent to Finland to give birth

An unexpected migrant-propelled baby boom in Sweden has forced the authorities to send expectant mothers to Finland to give birth as the nation faces shortage of facilities to care for prematurely born babies

Swedish TV hit 'Midnight Sun' shines light on Sami people

Stockholm - "Midnight Sun", Sweden's new blockbuster crime series, has drawn praise for its bloody tale of Arctic Circle murder but also concern over the portrayal of the indigenous Sami people who are its stars.

Israel officials snub Swedish minister after row

Jerusalem - No Israeli officials will meet Sweden's foreign minister during her trip to the region, a spokesman said Tuesday, after she called for a probe into the killings of Palestinian assailants.

Dylan notably absent as Nobel laureates accept prizes

Stockholm - Dressed in tails and white ties, this year's Nobel laureates in medicine, economics, physics and chemistry accepted their prizes at a gala ceremony in Stockholm on Saturday, marked by the notable absence of the literature prize winner, US music icon Bo...

Assange claims sex was 'consensual' in released testimony

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told authorities investigating him over a rape allegation that his accuser "made it very clear" she wanted to have sex, according to testimony he released Wednesday.

UN panel rebuffs Britain over Assange ruling

Geneva - A UN panel has rejected Britain's request to review a ruling that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being arbitrarily detained, according to a statement released late Wednesday in Geneva.

A reindeer's perilous journey in Swedish Lapland

Dikan - A herd of reindeer moves silently down the mountain, their silver coats and majestic antlers blending into the Swedish tundra as their herder leads them to their winter grazing grounds in the plains below.

Britain has Assange DNA sample: Ecuador

Quito - British police have received a genetic sample from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for Swedish prosecutors to use in their rape investigation against him, an official said Monday.

Sweden slaughters 200,000 hens on bird flu fears

Stockholm - Sweden on Friday said 200,000 chickens were being slaughtered at a farm where bird flu has been detected, following a resurgence in the virus across Europe.

Trump is 'just the president', says defiant fugitive Snowden

Stockholm - Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden on Monday downplayed the importance of President-elect Donald Trump and again defended his decision to leak documents showing massive surveillance of US citizens' communications.

Hidden Bergman 'masterpiece' to hit Swedish movie screens

Stockholm - Discovered in Ingmar Bergman's archive, a previously unknown manuscript about sexual and social revolution in the 1960s is to be turned into a movie, nearly a decade after the Swedish director's death.

Exclusive: EC Twins ink record deal with Sony Music Special

Acclaimed electronic duo, EC Twins, announced exclusively to Digital Journal that they inked an international record deal with Sony Music.

Bob Dylan can't make Nobel ceremony: Swedish Academy

Stockholm - Music icon Bob Dylan will not attend the Nobel ceremony in December to accept his literature prize because he has "other commitments", the Swedish Academy said on Wednesday.

Tough prosecutor takes over Swedish PM murder probe

Stockholm - Sweden on Tuesday announced that tough prosecutor Krister Petersson will relaunch the probe into the 1986 murder of prime minister Olof Palme, still a mystery three decades on despite countless leads.

WikiLeaks' Assange questioned by prosecutors

London - Prosecutors were questioning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadoran embassy in London on Monday, the latest twist in the long-running legal battle over a rape allegation against him.

Five arrests, two injured at neo-Nazi rally in Sweden

Stockholm - Five people were arrested and two were injured in Stockholm on Saturday in clashes between police and anti-fascists at a rally by Swedish neo-Nazis, police said.

Ecuador to question Assange on rape allegations

Stockholm - Julian Assange will be questioned next week over longstanding rape accusations, Sweden's public prosecutor's office announced Monday, saying an Ecuadorian prosecutor would visit the WikiLeaks founder in the embassy where he has been holed up since 2012...

Pope understands Europe's caution over migrants

Vatican City - Pope Francis, who has repeatedly called on Europe to open its doors to more migrants, stated Tuesday that governments have the right to carefully assess their capacity to effectively integrate those arriving from abroad.

Pope ends Sweden visit with mass for tiny Catholic community

Malm - Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Sweden Tuesday after holding a public mass for the Catholic minority in the Lutheran but secular nation where same-sex marriage is allowed even for priests.

'Swedish Schindler' declared dead by his homeland

Stockholm - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Jews during World War II, was finally declared dead by his homeland on Monday over 70 years after disappearing into the hands of the Soviet Union.

Pope takes Christian unity bid to Protestant heartland

Malm - Pope Francis and Lutheran leaders expressed deep regret Monday over the conflict between Catholics and Protestants during Christianity's nearly 500-year-old schism, calling for unity on the pontiff's landmark visit to Sweden.

Assange refused arrest warrant suspension for mentor's funeral

Stockholm - The Swedish prosecutor's office on Friday said it had rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request to temporarily suspend an arrest warrant so he could leave the Ecuadoran embassy in London to attend the funeral of mentor Gavin MacFayden.

Sweden refuses to suspend Assange's arrest warrant for funeral

Stockholm - The Swedish prosecutor's office on Friday said it has rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request to temporarily suspend an arrest warrant so he could leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London and attend a funeral.

Sweden's female Lutherans voice hope in the pope

Stockholm - Pope Francis offers hope for change in the Catholic Church on a range of moral issues -- but there's a long way to go, say the female leaders of Sweden's liberal Lutherans ahead of his landmark visit.

By 2040 Sweden to produce all its energy from renewable sources

Anne Nilsson, Director General of the Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate claimed that Sweden was on track to produce all its energy from renewable resources by 2040.

Sweden wants EU to switch to emission-free cars by 2030

Stockholm - Sweden's environment minister on Saturday urged the European Union to ban petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030.
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Photo shows Saudi Arabia's Swedish embassy in Stockholm.
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Female Iranian communists protest the hijab in Stockholm, Sweden
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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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Luis Suarez inspired this Swedish online sex shop to create the Suarez "nipple clamp."
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