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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.

Scandinavian airline SAS seals deal to end pilots' strike

Stockholm - Scandinavian airline SAS said Thursday it had 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.

Talks resume between SAS and pilots as more flights cancelled

Copenhagen - Negotiations have resumed between Scandinavian airline SAS and its striking pilots, a mediator said Wednesday, as hundreds more flights were cancelled due to the strike action which has affected over 380,000 passengers.

Two Pussy Riot members granted asylum in Sweden

Stockholm - Sweden on Tuesday granted political asylum to two activist members of the Russian protest collective Pussy Riot who had feared being arrested if they had returned to Moscow, Swedish public television SVT reported.

First-generation solar electric car to be built in Sweden in 2020

Munich - The first-generation Sion, an solar electric vehicle (SEV) developed by the German mobility provider Sono Motors will be manufactured in Sweden, the company announced on Wednesday.

Amid worries over Russia, Sweden returns troops to Baltic island

Visby - Under an icy rain, camouflage-clad Swedish soldiers crouched behind a log pile, aimed their machine guns towards the Baltic Sea and, at their officers' barked orders, opened fire down the snow-covered range.

Estonia shipwreck claimants have low hopes for compensation hearing

Stockholm - Survivors and families of the victims of the 1994 Estonia ferry disaster that claimed 852 lives hope the shipbuilder and certification agency will finally be held accountable when a French court hears their lawsuit on Friday.

Estonia shipwreck survivors demand compensation after 25 years

Nterre - More than 1,000 people including survivors and the families of victims of Europe's worst peace-time shipping disaster took their claims for compensation to a French court on Friday, 25 years after the sinking of MV Estonia in the Baltic Sea.

YouTube's PewDiePie 'sickened' by mosque gunman's namedrop

Stockholm - YouTube's most-watched blogger PewDiePie said he was "sickened" after hearing that the gunman behind Friday's New Zealand mosque massacre had promoted his videos before opening fire.

Mum of Swedish girl named in NZ killer's manifesto condemns attacks

Stockholm - The mother of a Swedish girl killed in a 2017 jihadist attack expressed her horror at Friday's New Zealand mosque gun rampage, committed by a man who claimed to want to avenge the child's death.

Norway MPs want Nobel for student climate campaigner Greta

Oslo - Greta Thunberg, the Swedish school girl climate campaigner who has inspired worldwide protests, should be awarded this year's Nobel Peace prize, Norwegian lawmakers said Thursday.

Nobel figure quits after Swedish body's #MeToo scandal

Stockholm - Swedish scholar Sara Danius stepped down Tuesday from the academy that awards the Nobel literature prize, almost a year after she quit as its permanent secretary amid a sex scandal unveiled by the #MeToo movement.

Swedish ambassador to Beijing recalled over Gui meetings

Stockholm - Sweden's ambassador to Beijing has been recalled after claims she brokered an unauthorised meeting over the fate of detained Chinese-Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai, Stockholm said Thursday.

Mini mice architecture draws crowds in Sweden

Malm - With a grin spreading across his face, a man bends down to take a photo of a miniature rubbish bin and street sign at the foot of a building in the southern Swedish town of Malmo.Lost items from a dollhouse?

'I want you to panic': Swedish teen raises climate alarm at Davos

Davos - Camera crews push past tycoons and government leaders to get a close shot of the unlikely star at Davos this year: a Swedish teen with long braids and a big message for the world.

Germany extradites racist killer to Sweden

Berlin - Germany said Friday it had extradited to Sweden John Ausonius, the convicted killer known as the "the laser man" for using a precision-scope rifle to target immigrants."He was extradited on Thursday," Frankfurt state prosecutor Nadja Niesen told AFP.

Time to 'get angry', teen climate activist says in Davos

Davos - Her train journey from Sweden took 32 hours, but Greta Thunberg is not tired. The teenager is dead-set in her mission to persuade the global elite in Davos to take climate action.

Stefan Lofven: welder turned 'rightwing socialist' Sweden PM

Stockholm - After months of political wrangling, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has managed to cling to power for a second term, swallowing a bitter pill by agreeing to cooperate with the centre-right.

Swedish lawmakers elect PM Lofven to second term

Stockholm - Sweden ended a four-month political vacuum Friday when lawmakers elected Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term, after he elbowed out the far-right to save one of Europe's few left-wing governments.

Swedish centre-left PM wins second term after months of wrangling

Stockholm - Sweden ended a four-month political vacuum Friday when lawmakers elected Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term, after he elbowed out the far-right to save one of Europe's few leftwing governments.

Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying for kids

Oslo - "Norway needs more children! I don't think I need to tell anyone how this is done," Norway's prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising a real concern.Too few babies are being born in the Nordic region.

Swedish parties say deal reached to end post-vote deadlock

Stockholm - Sweden's outgoing coalition of Social Democrats and Greens said Friday they would form a minority coalition with centrist backing to end months of post-poll gridlock.

Pentagon Papers whistleblower wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, a former US military analyst who exposed Washington's secret war plans for Vietnam in 1971, won the 2018 Olof Palme human rights prize on Wednesday.
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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.
Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar  Sweden.
Photo taken: March 6  2012.
Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar, Sweden. Photo taken: March 6, 2012.
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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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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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A family of ducks crosses a pathway near the shore of Lake Mälaren in Sigtuna.
A family of ducks crosses a pathway near the shore of Lake Mälaren in Sigtuna.
The Riksdagshuset  the Swedish House of Parliament
The Riksdagshuset, the Swedish House of Parliament
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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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TF1 news highlights Finland and calls it Sweden (screen shot)
The Bolinder Palace Hotel  part of the Stockholm Grand Hotel since 1889. It houses the Royal Swedish...
The Bolinder Palace Hotel, part of the Stockholm Grand Hotel since 1889. It houses the Royal Swedish Automobile Club (KAK)
Narrow street in Gamla Stan (the Old Town)  Stockholm.
Narrow street in Gamla Stan (the Old Town), Stockholm.
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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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E/S Movitz  the world s first supercharged ferry  Stockholm  Sweden.
E/S Movitz, the world's first supercharged ferry, Stockholm, Sweden.
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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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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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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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The Stockholm Grand Hôtel  a luxury 5-star hotel has been home to celebrities  Nobel prize laureate...
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
Stockholm s City Hall stands on the eastern corner of Kungsholmen island. The City Hall is the polit...
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 .
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.
Smoke bombs bursting at a Swedish hockey game in Stockhold.
Smoke bombs bursting at a Swedish hockey game in Stockhold.
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Street in Gamla Stan  Stockholm’s Old Town
Street in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town

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