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DR Congo may be linked to UN experts' murder: report

New York - UN experts say they are not ruling out the possible involvement of Democratic Republic of Congo state security forces in the murder of two of their colleagues.

Swedish lawmakers file 'genocide' complaint against Erdogan

Stockholm - A group of Swedish lawmakers said Monday they have filed a legal complaint accusing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in the southeast of his country.

Sting donates Swedish music prize money to refugees

Stockholm - British rock star Sting said on Monday he has donated the prize money from a prestigious Swedish music award to a non-profit project which helps young refugees in Sweden integrate through music.

Kenya's Ngugi dumps Swedish book fair over far-right newspaper

Stockholm - Kenyan literary icon Ngugi wa Thiong'o, often tipped for the Nobel literature prize, has pulled out of an annual Swedish book fair in protest at the presence of a right-wing extremist newspaper, his publisher said Wednesday.

Swede held by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 freed

Stockholm - A Swede who had been held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed and has returned home, the Swedish government said Monday, but the fate of a fellow hostage from South Africa remains unknown.

Sharp rise in violent Islamist extremists in Sweden: intelligence

Stockholm - The number of violent Islamist extremists in Sweden has soared from 200 in 2010 to "thousands", intelligence agency Sapo said Friday, while noting that only a handful were deemed able to carry out a terror attack.

Sharp rise in violent Islamist extremists in Sweden: intelligence

Stockholm - The number of violent Islamist extremists in Sweden has soared from 200 in 2010 to "thousands", intelligence agency Sapo said Friday, while noting that only a handful were deemed able to carry out a terror attack.

Sharp rise in violent Islamist extremists in Sweden: intelligence

Stockholm - The number of violent Islamist extremists in Sweden has soared from 200 in 2010 to "thousands", intelligence agency Sapo said Friday, while noting that only a handful were deemed able to carry out a terror attack.

Afghan teen deported by Sweden killed in Kabul blast: HRW

Kabul - An Afghan teenager was killed in a bombing less than a week after being deported from Sweden, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, calling on European nations to halt repatriations as "Kabul is not safe".

Afghan teen deported by Sweden killed in Kabul blast: HRW

Kabul - An Afghan teenager was killed in a bombing less than a week after being deported from Sweden, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, calling on European nations to halt repatriations as "Kabul is not safe".

Afghan teen deported by Sweden killed in Kabul blast: HRW

Kabul - An Afghan teenager was killed in a bombing less than a week after being deported from Sweden, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, calling on European nations to halt repatriations as "Kabul is not safe".

Denmark briefly suspends ferry services over 'threat'

Stockholm - Ferry services between Denmark and neighbouring Sweden and Germany were briefly suspended on Wednesday because of an unspecified "threat", police and the ferry operator said.

US urges UN to investigate DRCongo murders

New York - The United States on Monday urged the United Nations to establish a special investigation into the murder of two UN experts who had been gathering evidence of mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Swedish agency says migrants claiming to be minors may be adults

Stockholm - A Swedish government agency said Tuesday medical examinations suggest that some asylum seekers in Sweden who claim to be minors could be 18 or older.

In Swedish asylum limbo, young Afghans turn to heroin

Uppsala - Beer cans, newspapers drenched in vomit and aluminium foil litters the ground inside a parking garage where young Afghan asylum seekers smoke heroin as they shelter from the cold in central Sweden."When we smoke...

New Ecuador leader says 'hacker' Assange can stay at embassy

Quito - Ecuador's new President Lenin Moreno criticized Julian Assange as a "hacker" but stressed his country would continue providing asylum to the WikiLeaks founder fleeing international arrest.

Ecuador's Moreno warns Assange not to interfere in politics

- Ecuador's new president Lenin Moreno warned Julian Assange Thursday not to interfere in the politics of the South American country, whose embassy the WikiLeaks founder has lived in for the past five years.

German and Afghan killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul

Kabul - A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in Kabul, officials said Sunday, underscoring rising insecurity in the war-torn country.

Ecuador 'did its duty' by giving Assange asylum, Correa says

Quito - Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa said Saturday that his country had "done its duty" by granting asylum in 2012 to Julian Assange, and said he was glad Sweden had closed its rape case against the WikiLeaks founder.

Where now for Julian Assange?

London - Prison time in Britain? A new life in Ecuador? Extradition to the United States? Another five years in Ecuador's London embassy? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's future could now follow many different paths.

Five things to know about WikiLeaks

Paris - WikiLeaks has been making headlines for more than a decade by releasing millions of classified documents, embarrassing governments worldwide while also raising fears that its activities may have put lives in danger.

Timeline of WikiLeaks founder's extradition fight

Stockholm - Here are key dates in the legal saga of Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had a rape investigation against him in Sweden dropped by prosecutors on Friday.

Assange lawyer says dropped case is 'end of nightmare'

London - A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange welcomed the decision of Swedish prosecutors Friday to drop a seven-year rape investigation against him, saying it was the "end of his nightmare".

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' fugitive anti-hero

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had a rape investigation against him in Sweden dropped by prosecutors on Friday, has lived in Ecuador's embassy in London for nearly five years to avoid arrest.

Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe against WikiLeaks's Assange

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors Friday dropped a seven-year rape investigation into Julian Assange, a legal victory for the WikiLeaks founder who has been holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since 2012.

Assange claims victory after Sweden drops rape probe

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a clenched fist salute Friday after Swedish prosecutors dropped a seven-year rape allegation against him, but he insisted the "proper war" over his future was just beginning.

Sweden postpones football game after match fixing attempt 

Stockholm - The Swedish Football Federation postponed Thursday's top-flight game between Gothenburg and AIK following a match-fixing attempt.

Swedish prosecutors to update on Assange case Friday

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors investigating a rape accusation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss developments in the seven-year case.

In new Millennium book, author steps out of Larsson's shadow

Stockholm - In the cult Millennium crime fiction series, Stieg Larsson created Lisbeth Salander as a tattooed hacker out to get revenge on her persecutors.

Assange demands Sweden drop arrest warrant

Stockholm - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a new motion in Sweden Wednesday calling for a European arrest warrant over rape allegations to be dropped, after the United States said it was seeking to arrest him, his lawyer said.
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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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"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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Öland is a place of great natural beauty both in and above the sea. Now it is also a place with some amazing treasure.
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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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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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Photo shows Saudi Arabia's Swedish embassy in Stockholm.
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E/S Movitz, the world's first supercharged ferry, Stockholm, Sweden.
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Old buildings on Gamla Stan's waterfront.
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Kolmarden light security prison, Sweden
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Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström
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The Riksdagshuset, the Swedish House of Parliament
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Smoke bombs bursting at a Swedish hockey game in Stockhold.
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Round Smörgåstårta (Swedish sandwich cake), beautifully decorated with fruits and vegetables, lemon wedges, prawns and a Swedish flag.
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.
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Eighty percent of transactions in Sweden are made online or by debit/credit card
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Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train, derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
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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.
Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden
Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden
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Street in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town
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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