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Severed arm found in Danish waters may be Kim Wall's

Stockholm - A severed left arm found in waters off Copenhagen is probably dismembered Swedish journalist Kim Wall's, police said Wednesday, but a definitive identification could take weeks.

Danish divers find arm in search for Kim Wall's remains

Stockholm - Danish police said Tuesday divers had recovered an arm in waters off Copenhagen, where the dismembered head, torso and legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall were found in October.

EU summit in Sweden seeks fairer post-Brexit economy

Brussels - EU leaders meet in Sweden this week to launch an offensive on the economic inequalities fuelling populism, the first step in a two-year reform drive to show the bloc can survive after Brexit.

Sweden picks US Patriot missile system over European rival

Stockholm - Sweden announced Tuesday it has chosen the US Patriot missile defence system over that of a Franco-Italian rival, in an estimated one billion-euro deal.

Danish inventor didn't say Wall died of CO2 poisoning: police

Stockholm - Danish police said Wednesday that submarine inventor Peter Madsen, accused of killing the Swedish journalist Kim Wall, had not said she died from carbon monoxide poisoning, correcting a previous statement.

Inventor Madsen admits dismembering journalist

Stockholm - Danish inventor Peter Madsen has admitted dismembering the body of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose body parts were found at sea after she interviewed him on board his homemade submarine, Danish police said.

Nobel prize money will no longer be 'invested' in nuclear weapons

Oslo - The Nobel Foundation said Friday its prizes will no longer be funded with investments from nuclear arms producers, just weeks after awarding the peace prize to a nuclear weapons disarmament campaign group.

Dissident bookseller freed by China contacts family

Stockholm - The dissident publisher Gui Minhai has spoken with his family after being released from detention by China, his wife said Friday, but his freedom of movement remains unclear.

Iranian sentenced to death for spying for Israel

Tehran - Iran said Wednesday it had sentenced a citizen to death for spying for Israel in return for Swedish residency, after rights activists reported an Iranian-born academic was handed the death penalty.

Fears mount over bookseller 'freed' by China

Hong Kong - Concern was growing Wednesday over the whereabouts of dissident publisher Gui Minhai, who failed to contact his family after Chinese authorities said they had released him from detention.

Ingmar Bergman's anguish back in spotlight for centenary

Stockholm - Swedish film legend Ingmar Bergman, whose tales of anguished love and loneliness made him one of the 20th century's leading directors, is back in the spotlight with a series of events to mark the centenary of his birth.

Swedish PM opposes Macron call to slow trade deals

Brussels - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Thursday he opposes moves to put the brakes on free trade deals, as French President Emmanuel Macron prepared to urge EU leaders to slow down on new agreements.

Powerful explosion rocks Swedish police station

Stockholm - A powerful explosion blew out the entrance to a police station in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg early Wednesday, an attack authorities linked to their fight against organised crime.

Air attack may have caused UN chief's plane crash: study

New York - A new UN report on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold in central Africa has concluded it appears "plausible" the aircraft came under attack.

Danish divers find saw possibly used to cut up Kim Wall

Copenhagen - Divers have recovered a saw that may have been used to dismember Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose body parts were found after she interviewed an inventor aboard his homemade submarine, Danish police said Thursday.

Turkey Amnesty activists risk up to 15 years in jail: indictment

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors on Sunday demanded up to 15 years jail for almost a dozen activists, including leaders of Amnesty International in Turkey, in a case intensifying alarm over freedom of expression in the country.

Danish police find decapitated head of Swedish journalist

Copenhagen - Danish police said Saturday that divers had recovered the decapitated head and the legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who vanished in August while interviewing a Danish inventor aboard his homemade submarine.

Danish police find decapitated head of Swedish journalist

Copenhagen - Danish police said Saturday divers had found the decapitated head and two legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who vanished in August while interviewing a Danish inventor aboard his homemade submarine.

Danish submarine builder 'had films of beheaded women'

Copenhagen - Videos of women being decapitated alive have been found on the hard drive of a maverick Danish inventor accused of murdering a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine, the prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Nobel Foundation increases cash award for prizes

Stockholm - One week before the announcement of the 2017 Nobel prizes begins, the Nobel Foundation said Monday that this year's winners will receive a larger monetary award worth over a million dollars.

Labour of love: a daughter's campaign to free her father

Hong Kong - Two years after her bookseller father vanished into Chinese detention, Angela Gui refuses to give up her campaign to free him, despite growing concerns for her own safety.

Russia court rejects family bid for files on vanished WWII diplomat

Moscow - A Russian court on Monday rejected a bid by the descendants of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to force the FSB security service to release details on his presumed death in a Soviet jail.

Britain, Sweden push UN council to call for end to Myanmar violence

New York - Britain and Sweden on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to call for an end to Myanmar's military campaign in Rakhine state that has forced nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee.

Danish submarine builder says falling hatch door killed journalist

Copenhagen - A Danish inventor accused of killing a journalist aboard his homemade submarine said Tuesday that she died when a hatch door fell on her head, but prosecutors insisted he murdered her.

Danish submarine scanned for clues to journalist's death

Stockholm - Copenhagen police said Tuesday they were scanning an inventor's homemade submarine for possible hidden rooms as they investigate the death of a Swedish journalist last seen on board before her headless torso was found.

Swedish opposition leader resigns after far-right fallout

Stockholm - The leader of Sweden's main opposition party on Friday announced she was stepping down after she suggested her alliance accept support from an anti-immigration far-right group.

Danish inventor denies killing reporter, mutilating body

Stockholm - An eccentric Danish inventor who is being held over the grisly death of a Swedish reporter whose headless torso was found at sea has denied killing her and mutilating her body, police said Friday.

Danish sub inventor Madsen denies killing, mutilating Kim Wall

Stockholm - An eccentric Danish inventor who is being held over the grisly death of a Swedish reporter whose headless torso was found at sea has denied killing her and mutilating her body, police said Friday.

Russian court to hear plea for files on vanished Swedish diplomat

Moscow - Russia on Thursday set a hearing date next month for descendants of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who vanished after being jailed in the Stalin-era USSR, as they sue the security service for access to its archive.

Rare white elk draws crowds in Sweden — and a warning

Stockholm - Experts on Tuesday urged sightseers flocking to catch a glimpse of a rare white elk in Sweden to take care, warning that the animal could be dangerous.
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