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Sweden fires back at Trump with 'facts'

Stockholm - Sweden has sought to set the record straight after Donald Trump linked immigration to a supposed rise in violence in the Scandinavian country, publishing "facts" to correct "simplistic" and "inaccurate information".

Swedish PM seeks to cut inflow of foreign workers

Stockholm - Sweden's prime minister said Friday he wants to curb labour migration to the Scandinavian country to provide more jobs for its own unemployed, including refugees accepted in recent years.

Swedish citizen jailed for Facebook call to fund IS

Stockholm - A Swedish citizen was sentenced to six months in jail Thursday for inciting people to finance the Islamic State (IS) group through Facebook, a landmark case for the country.

Report 'seriously' on Sweden, king tells global media

Stockholm - Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has urged news organisations to report objectively on the Nordic nation, after US President Donald Trump drew attention to the country's immigration challenges.

The Trump effect? Sweden reflects on its integration policy

Stockholm - Donald Trump's controversial statements linking immigration and crime in Sweden, a country idealised by some for its liberal values, have sparked the nation to weigh the successes and failures of its integration policy.

Swede stole gas truck in Barcelona after wild party night

Barcelona - A Swede who took police on a high-speed chase through Barcelona at the wheel of a stolen truck full of gas cylinders had partied hard the previous night, local authorities said Wednesday.

Swedish PM schools Trump as president defends terror attack lie

Stockholm - Facing widespread ridicule after apparently inventing a terror attack in Sweden, President Donald Trump defended his "alternative fact" gaffe with another swipe at the Nordic nation, even as its prime minister attempted to educate him on some basic facts.

Swede detained after heist of gas-laden truck in Barcelona

Barcelona - Spanish police opened fire Tuesday on a truck loaded with gas cylinders that was speeding the wrong way down a Barcelona road, managing to halt it and detain the Swedish driver.

After Trump comments, the reality of crime and migrants in Sweden

Stockholm - US President Donald Trump's remarks over the weekend that Sweden is paying a high price for its generous asylum policy, including mention of a non-existent terror incident, have baffled Swedes.

Swedish PM 'surprised' by Trump's remarks

Stockholm - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Monday he was "surprised" by US President Donald Trump's remarks linking the arrival of a wave of migrants with a supposed rise in violence in the Scandinavian country.

Trump refers to non-existent Sweden terror incident

Washington - Bowling Green, Atlanta and now... Sweden?

Suicides among Afghan teens in Sweden after tougher asylum rules

Stockholm - A wave of suicides among teenage Afghan migrants in Sweden after it introduced stricter asylum rules has sparked concern among refugee workers and volunteers, they said Wednesday.

Suicides among Afghan teens in Sweden after tougher asylum rules

Stockholm - A wave of suicides among teenage Afghan migrants in Sweden after it introduced stricter asylum rules has sparked concern among refugee workers and volunteers, they said Wednesday.

Suicides among Afghan teens in Sweden after tougher asylum rules

Stockholm - A wave of suicides among teenage Afghan migrants in Sweden after it introduced stricter asylum rules has sparked concern among refugee workers and volunteers, they said Wednesday.

Assange urges UK, Sweden to 'restore his liberty'

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a renewed plea on Monday for Sweden and Britain to respect a United Nations panel ruling that said he was being arbitrarily detained.

Swedish far-right MP charged over nightclub fracas

Stockholm - A Swedish far-right lawmaker was charged with assault on Friday after a fight outside a nightclub in Stockholm last year, public prosecutors said.

Swedish neo-Nazis held in refugee centre attack: official

Stockholm - Three suspected neo-Nazis have been arrested in Sweden after a home-made bomb attack on an asylum-seeker centre last month left one person seriously injured, security services said Thursday.

Embryo photographer Lennart Nilsson dies at 94

Stockholm - Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson, who shot to fame in the 1960s with photographs of human foetuses and embryos, died on Saturday at the age of 94, his family told TT news agency.

Journalist on trial for bringing child migrant to Sweden

Malm - "Take me with you!" pleads Abed, a teenage Syrian migrant. Swedish journalist Fredrik Onnevall is stunned but after wrestling with his conscience, agrees. On Thursday he goes on trial for human trafficking.It's the spring of 2014.

Sweden bans fans covering face to curb stadium violence

Stockholm - Sweden on Wednesday banned fans from covering their faces at sporting venues to clamp down on violence by masked hooligans, while allowing exceptions for religious reasons.

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.
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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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The Riksdagshuset  the Swedish House of Parliament
The Riksdagshuset, the Swedish House of Parliament
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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.
The Göteborg Law Courts.
The Göteborg Law Courts.
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Female Iranian communists protest the hijab in Stockholm, Sweden
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A family of ducks crosses a pathway near the shore of Lake Mälaren in Sigtuna.
Trucks fitted with an intelligent connector  called a pantograph  can connect and disconnect seamles...
Trucks fitted with an intelligent connector, called a pantograph, can connect and disconnect seamlessly from the cables at speeds of 90 kilometers an hour.
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McDonald s in Sweden have a history of serving cleaner to customers.
McDonald's in Sweden have a history of serving cleaner to customers.
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Luis Suarez inspired this Swedish online sex shop to create the Suarez  nipple clamp.
Luis Suarez inspired this Swedish online sex shop to create the Suarez "nipple clamp."
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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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"Bad Bad Boy" is an eight-metre high sculpture of a nude male figure urinating into the river by Finnish artist Tommi Toija, on display in city of Örebro, Sweden
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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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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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Water, water, water everywhere sorrounding the magnificent old buildings of Stadsholmen island in Stockholm.
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Stockholm: The Royal Dramatic Theatre
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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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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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Kolmarden light security prison, Sweden
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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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