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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.

Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for 2 years for rape

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman at the heart of a Nobel scandal to two years in jail for rape in a scandal that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.

Denmark shuts bridges, suspends ferries in massive manhunt

Copenhagen - Hundreds of Danish police officers and soldiers launched a massive manhunt on Friday, suspending ferries and shutting down the Oresund Bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden, authorities said.

Danish court upholds sub killer's life sentence

Copenhagen - A Danish appeals court on Wednesday upheld killer Peter Madsen's life sentence for the 2017 murder of a journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Danish appeals court upholds sub killer's life sentence

Copenhagen - A Danish appeals court on Wednesday upheld a life sentence against Peter Madsen for the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Danish sub killer to hear sentence appeal ruling

Copenhagen - A Danish court is due to rule on Wednesday on an appeal against a life sentence by Peter Madsen, convicted of the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Swedish parliament ousts PM in vote of no-confidence

Stockholm - Sweden's centre-right opposition and the far right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, as the left and right blocs wrangle over who can form a new government after neither won a majority in September 9 elections.

Swedish parliament ousts PM Lofven in vote of no-confidence

Stockholm - Sweden's centre-right opposition and the far-right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, after September 9 elections left neither the left or right bloc with a majority.

Swedish centre-right wins speaker vote

Stockholm - Sweden's centre-right parties on Monday saw their candidate elected speaker of parliament on Monday, apparently thanks to the support of the far-right, after the country's September 9 legislative elections left neither bloc with a majority.

Guatemala anti-corruption duo wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Two activists fighting corruption in Guatemala won the 2018 Rights Livelihood Prize on Monday, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize announced.

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal on trial for rape

Stockholm - The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize denied two counts of rape at the start of his trial on Wednesday.

Ruling next week on Danish sub killer's sentencing appeal

Copenhagen - A Danish court said Tuesday it will rule next week on a sentencing appeal by Peter Madsen, convicted for the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Danish sub killer verdict postponed as judge collapses

Copenhagen - A Danish court on Friday postponed its verdict on an appeal by Peter Madsen, who is seeking a reduced sentence for the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine, after a judge collapsed in the courtroom.
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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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Interior of the World Food Building
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Director Ingmar Bergman on the set of "Wild Strawberries."
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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 .
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Designer crystal is being smashed at Orrefors Kosta Boda glass factories in Sweden, rather than sold at a discount.
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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.
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Gamla Stan, "the old town between the bridges". In the center is the 13 Century Riddarholm church, resting place of the Swedish monarchs.
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Sigtuna. Stora Gatan, the oldest commercial street in Sweden is the town’s main shopping area.
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Ibrahimovic with an incredible goal against England (screenshot)
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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 ruins of old Christian churches still left in Sigtuna. An old cemetery surrounds the ruins.
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McDonald's in Sweden have a history of serving cleaner to customers.
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Photo shows Saudi Arabia's Swedish embassy in Stockholm.
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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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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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The crystal work of Bertil Vallien "Die Reise"
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Kolmarden light security prison, Sweden
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Canada's Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014
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The Göteborg Law Courts.
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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
Canada s Chris Kunitz (L) is congratulated by teammates after scoring on Sweden during the third per...
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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