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Two Swedes suspected in Danish tax agency blast

Stockholm - Police said Wednesday two Swedes were suspected of being behind a powerful explosion that rocked Denmark's tax agency last week, damaging the building's exterior but causing no serious injuries.

A$AP Rocky gets suspended sentence for Stockholm assault

Stockholm - A Stockholm court on Wednesday convicted US rapper A$AP Rocky of assault and gave him a suspended sentence over a street brawl, a case that outraged fans and sparked a diplomatic spat with US President Donald Trump.

Greta Thunberg says the climate debate is slowly shifting

Plymouth - A year after starting a school strike that made her a figurehead for the fight against global warming, Greta Thunberg believes her uncompromising message is getting through -- even if action remains thin on the ground.

Rapper A$AP Rocky back in Los Angeles from Sweden: reports

Los Angeles - US rapper A$AP Rocky has returned to Los Angeles after a Swedish court released him pending the verdict of an assault trial, US media reported Saturday.

US rapper A$AP Rocky released pending Sweden assault verdict

Stockholm - A Swedish court released US rapper A$AP Rocky on Friday pending the verdict of an assault trial that has outraged his fans, a decision that was quickly welcomed by President Donald Trump.

Witnesses to take stand in final day of A$AP Rocky assault trial

Stockholm - US rapper A$AP Rocky's trial in Sweden enters its third and final day on Friday, with witnesses taking the stand in an assault case that has stirred diplomatic tensions and outraged fans.

'Scared' US rapper A$AP Rocky testifies in Sweden assault trial

Stockholm - US rapper A$AP Rocky Thursday told a Stockholm court he felt "scared" and had tried to "walk away" before a street brawl, in an assault case that has stirred diplomatic tensions and outraged fans.

US rapper A$AP Rocky takes the stand in Sweden assault trial

Stockholm - US rapper A$AP Rocky will appear in a Stockholm court on Thursday to give his account of a June street brawl, in an assault case that has stirred diplomatic tensions and outraged fans.

No more Swedish meatballs: call-to-arms by A$AP Rocky fans

Washington - US fans of rapper A$AP Rocky have issued a call to arms, including meatball moratoriums and an end to binges at Ikea, in protest at Swedish moves to put him on trial for assault.

Trump demands rapper's freedom, 'disappointed' by Swedish PM

Washington - President Donald Trump lashed out at Sweden's prime minister and demanded freedom for US rapper A$AP Rocky on Thursday after a Swedish court said the star will be tried on assault charges.

Swedish prosecutor says US rapper ASAP Rocky to be tried for assault

Stockholm - A Swedish prosecutor said Thursday that US rapper ASAP Rocky will be tried for assault over a June street brawl in a development likely to infuriate fans already indignant over his three weeks in custody.

Trump rebukes Swedish PM, demands freedom for US rapper A$AP Rocky

Washington - US President Donald Trump launched a new row with yet another American ally Thursday, lashing out at Sweden's prime minister while demanding freedom for US rapper A$AP Rocky who is to be tried in the country on assault charges.

Swedish owner of tanker seized by Iran says crew 'safe'

Stockholm - The Swedish company that owns the UK-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran said Wednesday it had finally been able to contact its crew being held on board and they declared themselves "safe".

Swedish teen Thunberg slams 'hate and threats' as visit divides French parliament

Paris - Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday lashed out at the abuse she receives for speaking out over global warming, after a visit to France's parliament provoked a backlash from right-wing deputies.

Swedish teen climate activist's visit divides French parliament

Paris - Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg hit back at critics as she visited the French parliament on Tuesday following outraged comments from some right-wing MPs who have slammed her presence.

Sweden drops probe of man in ASAP Rocky assault case

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors on Monday dropped an investigation into one of the men involved in a street brawl with US rapper ASAP Rocky, saying the man was acting in self defence.

Swedish court extends US rapper ASAP Rocky's detention

Stockholm - A Stockholm court on Friday ordered that US rapper ASAP Rocky should be kept in custody in Sweden for another week while an investigation is completed into an alleged assault during a street brawl.

French court rejects damages claim in 1994 Baltic ferry disaster

Nterre - A court outside Paris on Friday rejected a compensation claim filed by survivors and relatives of victims of the 1994 sinking of the Estonia ferry, the deadliest accident involving a European ship since the Titanic.

French court to rule on damages case in 1994 Baltic ferry disaster

Nterre - A court outside Paris is to rule Friday on whether a French certification agency and a German shipbuilder should pay compensation to survivors and relatives of the victims in the 1994 sinking of the Estonia, the deadliest accident involving a European ...

France's Hollande called as witness in Brazil jet probe: aide

Paris - France's former president Francois Hollande testified as a witness at the request of a Brazilian judge in a corruption probe involving a $4.5 billion tender for fighter jets, an aide said on Wednesday.

US rapper ASAP Rocky appeals Sweden detention

Stockholm - American rapper ASAP Rocky, currently detained in Stockholm suspected of assault, has appealed his detention to Sweden's Supreme Court, his lawyer said Monday, as other musicians called for his release.

Wave of shootings in Sweden as gangs settle scores

Stockholm - Honour, debts, and prestige are serving as the pretext for an increasing number of deadly shootings that challenge the ideals of equality and social harmony on which modern Sweden was built.

Ecuador court orders release of Swede linked to Assange

Quito - An Ecuador court ordered the release Thursday of a Swedish national with ties to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and who was accused of computer hacking, as his detention was deemed "arbitrary.

Head of 32,000-year-old wolf found in Russian Arctic

Moscow - A first intact head of a gigantic adult wolf which died about 32,000 years ago and was preserved in permafrost has been found in the Russian Arctic, scientists have said.

Swedish court rejects request to detain Assange over 2010 rape case

Uppsala - A Swedish court on Monday said it considered Julian Assange a suspect in a 2010 rape case but rejected a request to detain him, dashing the prosecutor's hopes of having him swiftly extradited from Britain.

Assange 'not well', US extradition hearing moved to June

London - Britain's review of a US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage charges has been moved to June, with his lawyer telling court on Thursday the whistleblower is in poor health.

McHive — The world's smallest McDonald's creates quite a buzz

The world’s smallest McDonald’s franchise has opened its doors in Sweden, and it’s the bee’s knees—literally. While the familiar Golden Arches, the drive-thru window and entrance are recreated in detail, McHives' customers are honeybees.

Swedish prosecutor issues formal request to hold Assange on rape suspicion

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors on Monday issued a formal request to hold WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, currently imprisoned in Britain, on suspicion of rape -- a first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.

Julian Assange: from political asylum to prison

Paris - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is fighting extradition to the United States to face charges over the 2010 publication of thousands of classified documents.

Scandinavian airline SAS seals deal to end pilots' strike

Stockholm - Scandinavian airline SAS said Thursday it has reached an agreement with the pilots' union to end a week-long strike that has seen over 4,000 flights cancelled and left more than 380,000 passengers stranded.
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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.
The Göteborg Law Courts.
The Göteborg Law Courts.
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Swedish steelmaker SSAB said it will acquire Finnish competitor Rautaruukki  hoping to reduce costs ...
Swedish steelmaker SSAB said it will acquire Finnish competitor Rautaruukki, hoping to reduce costs and boost competitiveness in the sluggish steel market
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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.
Ibrahimovic with an incredible goal against England (screenshot)
Ibrahimovic with an incredible goal against England (screenshot)
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Sigtuna. Stora Gatan  the oldest commercial street in Sweden is the town’s main shopping area.
Sigtuna. Stora Gatan, the oldest commercial street in Sweden is the town’s main shopping area.
Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar  Sweden.
Photo taken: March 6  2012.
Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar, Sweden. Photo taken: March 6, 2012.
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Canadian players pose with their gold medals after defeating Sweden in the men s ice hockey final ga...
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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MAGNUS MUHR is a 39 YEAR OLD PHOTOGRAPHER from Sweden who  in his spare time  likes to invent the mo...
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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Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train  derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train, derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
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Advertising agency DDB compares food  alcohol and tobacco prices between Norway and Sweden.
Advertising agency DDB compares food, alcohol and tobacco prices between Norway and Sweden.
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This building will produce approximately 550 tons of vegetables annually.
This building will produce approximately 550 tons of vegetables annually.
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Rectangular Smörgåstårta (Swedish sandwich cake) decorated in the green colour theme. It s loaded...
Rectangular Smörgåstårta (Swedish sandwich cake) decorated in the green colour theme. It's loaded with cold smoked salmon slices, shrimp, lettuce and cucumber.
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.
Canada s goalie Carey Price makes a save as Sweden s Daniel Sedin tries to screen him during the sec...
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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Photo shows Saudi Arabia's Swedish embassy in Stockholm.
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By expanding the greenhouse vertically  the crops produced through Plantagon’s patented technology...
By expanding the greenhouse vertically, the crops produced through Plantagon’s patented technology, in relation to the land area used, will increase considerably permitting multiple harvests for the same growth period.
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Canada's Chris Kunitz (R) is congratulated by teammates, including goalie Roberto Luongo (L) and Alex Pietrangelo (3rd L), after scoring against Sweden during the third period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014
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The Riksdagshuset, the Swedish House of Parliament
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