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Assange will not leave until assured no US extradition: lawyer

Sydney - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuador embassy in London until it is guaranteed he will avoid extradition to the United States, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Assange says will leave Ecuador embassy in London 'soon'

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange indicated Monday he would leave Ecuador's embassy in London "soon" but his organisation played down the comment, saying he would not depart until there was an agreement with Britain's government.

S. Africa court rules murder suspect Dewani fit to stand trial

Cape Town - A British millionaire businessman suspected of the 2010 honeymoon murder of his wife in South Africa is fit to stand trial, a Cape Town court ruled on Friday.

Swedish legislators plan to remove race from law

Legislators will be removing all references to race since it is simply a "social construct" made by humans. Government officials believe that this is a solid step towards ending racism.

IKEA bags stuffed with 80 human skeletons found by Swedish woman

Kalmar - A Swedish woman was looking through the historic Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar and got the surprise of her life. Lifting a tarp she discovered a bunch of blue plastic IKEA bags filled with human bones, lots of them.

Swedish court upholds warrant against WikiLeaks founder

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Wednesday decided to uphold an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over allegations of sexual assault.

Infants in strollers at risk through sun cover

Stockholm - There has been a lot of talk recently about children and dogs dying after being left locked in hot cars. Now a pediatrician in Sweden is pointing out that it is equally dangerous to use a blanket to block sun from entering a baby's stroller.

Catching up with Dolly Parton on touring and future plans Special

Stockholm - On July 10, Digital Journal was afforded the privilege to partake in a teleconference with country queen Dolly Parton, while she was on her European tour stop in Stockholm, Sweden.

First Derm, a 'Crotch Selfie' app from Sweden, makes headlines

Launched in Sweden as an STD triage app, First Derm now accepts photos of any rash, bump, wart or strange mole above and below the waist, and works with a team of dermatologists to help identify the issue. The "Crotch Selfie" app is making headlines.

Flying to Croatia? Please turn off vibrating sex toys

Split - As one young female passenger gets into the holiday mood, a rather unusual reason for a flight delay from Sweden to Split.

Op-Ed: The international female genital mutilation crisis

The original impetus for this story was spurred on by the unexpected discovery of 30 girls in a Swedish school who were subjected to this abuse. Unfortunately the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) crisis is much bigger than that.

Man claiming to have a bomb gives up in Stockholm

Stockholm - A man claiming to have a bomb in the office of a human rights group in Stockholm gave himself up on Thursday after negotiating with the police on the phone, law enforcement said.

World's nuclear arsenal reduction slows down: Stockholm institute

Stockholm - The number of nuclear weapons in the world continue to decline, but at a slower pace than in previous years, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Monday.

Scandinavian anti-immigrant parties face mixed fortunes

Copenhagen - Denmark's anti-immigrant party is expected to become the country's largest in Sunday's EU election while their Swedish peers lag behind, highlighting different political and economic landscapes in the two countries.

Auschwitz commandant grandson combats Europe's neo-Nazis

Stockholm - Rainer Hoess was 12 years old when he learned he was the grandson of a man who oversaw the murder of a million people as commandant of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

Stockholm’s electric ferry is set to make waves around the world Special

Stockholm - In a capital city built across 14 islands, ferries provide a crucial service. In August, this year, one of Stockholm’s ferries - in the space of just ten minutes - will create the world’s first zero-emission waves in maritime public transport.

International outrage follows 683 death sentences from Egypt

Cairo - Western nations expressed outrage Monday after an Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Muhamed Badie and nearly 700 supporters to death.

SKF back to profit in first quarter on rising sales

Stockholm - Swedish ball bearing manufacturer SKF, a barometer of global manufacturing, returned to profit in the first quarter of 2014, the company said on Tuesday citing rising sales.

Swedish city introduces payment by hand scanning

Stockholm - Hand scanning has become an alternative payment method for people in a city in southern Sweden, researchers at Lund University said Monday.

ThyssenKrupp says in talks with Saab over shipyards deal

Frankfurt - German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp said on Monday it is in talks with Saab of Sweden over the sale of its Swedish shipywards business.

Volkswagen says won't raise Scania offer

Frankfurt - Volkswagen, Europe's biggest carmaker, said Friday it will not increase its offer for truck manufacturer Scania after the Swedish group dismissed the bid.

'Zero tolerance' Sweden leaves heavy drug users behind

Stockholm - Sweden boasts one of Europe's lowest consumption of recreational drugs, but the same strict policy authorities consider key to success could also be pushing up the number of drug-related deaths.

Sweden's six-hour workday experiment

Gothenburg - In hopes that it will cut down on sick leave, boost efficiency, and ultimately save Sweden money, municipal staff in Gothenburg will experiment with six-hour full-pay workdays.

Volvo suspends Russia tank project over Ukraine 'uncertainty'

Stockholm - Volvo on Monday said it had suspended a project to build an armoured infantry fighting vehicle with a Russian company due to uncertainty over the Ukraine crisis.

Alfa Laval banks on oil, gas with Norwegian acquisition

Stockholm - Swedish industrial firm Alfa Laval announced on Monday the acquisition of a Norwegian underwater pump maker Frank Mohn, citing big opportunities in the offshore oil and gas sector.

French-Russian tank project on hold due to Ukraine crisis

Paris - Renault Trucks Defense said Wednesday its project to develop an armoured infantry fighting vehicle together with a Russian manufacturer is on hold due to the Ukraine crisis.

16-inch rat terrorizes family in Sweden

A family in Sweden were left terrified when the trap they had set did not immediately kill a monstrous 16-inch rat that was running around their kitchen.

H&M plans Asia, online expansion as profits rise

Stockholm - Swedish fashion giant H&M announced strong profits Thursday amid plans for a large-scale expansion of outlets in Asia and online but shares dropped sharply as the figures missed expectations.The group reported a 7.7-percent annualised growth in pro...

Honeymoon murder suspect Dewani to be extradited to S.Africa on April 7

Johannesburg - British murder suspect Shrien Dewani will be extradited to South Africa next month to face charges he arranged to have his wife killed during their honeymoon, officials said Sunday.South Africa's Justice Department said Dewani, 33, is expected to leave...

Wrongly accused Swedish 'Hannibal Lecter' to claim damages

Stockholm - The man once considered Scandinavia's worst serial killer but later cleared of his crimes said Friday that his lawyer was preparing a claim for damages, following his release after more than 20 years in psychiatric detention.
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The Riksdagshuset, the Swedish House of Parliament
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Christian Zacharias was playing Haydn s Piano Concerto at a concert in Gothenberg  Sweden  when a mo...
Christian Zacharias was playing Haydn's Piano Concerto at a concert in Gothenberg, Sweden, when a mobile phone started to ring.
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Canada s Rick Nash is checked by Sweden s Daniel Alfredsson (top) during the second period of their ...
Canada's Rick Nash is checked by Sweden's Daniel Alfredsson (top) during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014
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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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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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 Bad Bad Boy  is an eight-metre high sculpture of a nude male figure urinating into the river by Fin...
"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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The Göteborg Law Courts.
The Göteborg Law Courts.
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Water  water  water everywhere sorrounding the magnificent old buildings of Stadsholmen island in St...
Water, water, water everywhere sorrounding the magnificent old buildings of Stadsholmen island in Stockholm.
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Old town of Stockholm  Sweden  seen from the waters of Lake Mälaren
Old town of Stockholm, Sweden, seen from the waters of Lake Mälaren
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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.
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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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Öland is a place of great natural beauty both in and above the sea. Now it is also a place with som...
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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Designer crystal is being smashed at Orrefors Kosta Boda glass factories in Sweden  rather than sold...
Designer crystal is being smashed at Orrefors Kosta Boda glass factories in Sweden, rather than sold at a discount.
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Canada s Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Sweden s goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of t...
Canada's Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014
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President Barack Obama talks with Foreign Minister Carl Bildt of Sweden during the arrival ceremony ...
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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Round Smörgåstårta (Swedish sandwich cake)  beautifully decorated with fruits and vegetables  lem...
Round Smörgåstårta (Swedish sandwich cake), beautifully decorated with fruits and vegetables, lemon wedges, prawns and a Swedish flag.
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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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Billboard straddling the Norway/Sweden border advertising the fact that Swedish Big Mac s are cheape...
Billboard straddling the Norway/Sweden border advertising the fact that Swedish Big Mac's are cheaper.
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Director Ingmar Bergman on the set of  Wild Strawberries.
Director Ingmar Bergman on the set of "Wild Strawberries."
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Ibrahimovic with an incredible goal against England (screenshot)
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