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ABBA reunites — with avatars — for TV tribute

Stockholm - It's the closest thing yet to an ABBA reunion: computerised avatars of Sweden's legendary disco group will perform during a televised tribute to the quartet to be broadcast this autumn, ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus said Thursday.

Divided UN council heads to Sweden for farmhouse retreat

New York - After a week of bitter acrimony over Syria, UN Security Council ambassadors are heading to a farmhouse in southern Sweden for a retreat to try to break the deadlock over how to end the war.

Nobel literature academy gets new head after sex assault claims

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, appointed a new head Friday after a crippling crisis triggered by allegations of sexual assault against the husband of one of its members.

New head for Swedish Nobel body after sex scandal

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, appointed a new head Friday as a sexual harrassment scandal rocked the prestigious institution.

Swedish Academy in crisis as head resigns

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, was plunged into crisis on Thursday after two of its members, including its head Sara Danius, resigned Thursday, amid a growing crisis over a high-profile man accused of sexual assaults.

Sweden charges Chinese with spying on Tibetan refugees

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors on Wednesday charged a 49-year-old Chinese man with espionage for allegedly gathering intelligence on Tibetan refugees in Sweden and Norway for China.

Three quit in protest as #MeToo scandal rocks Nobel literature academy

Stockholm - Three prominent members of the Swedish Academy resigned on Friday in protest at close ties between the institution, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, and a high-profile man accused of sexual assault.

Danish inventor viewed murder video before journalist's death: prosecutor

Copenhagen - A Danish inventor on trial for killing a journalist aboard his self-built submarine watched a video in which a woman was decapitated hours before the alleged murder, a court heard Wednesday.

Spotify soars in $26 billion stock debut

New York - Spotify soared Tuesday to a value of more than $26 billion in its long-awaited stock debut as the market delivered a ringing endorsement of the future of music streaming.

Spotify aims to strike chord in stock market debut

San Francisco - Spotify on Tuesday debuts as a publicly traded company, hoping that its streaming music model will be a hit with investors and a boon to artists.

Dane accused of brutal submarine murder was 'loving psychopath'

Copenhagen - Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who is accused of brutally killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine, described himself as a "loving psychopath," a former associate told a court Friday.

Danish coroner says journalist likely strangled on submarine

Copenhagen - A coroner testified Thursday that Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who died on Danish inventor Peter Madsen's submarine, was probably strangled or had her throat cut, and did not die in an accident as Madsen claims.

Court views beheading videos in Danish submariner's trial

Copenhagen - Danish inventor Peter Madsen, accused of murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall on board his homemade submarine, insisted Wednesday her death was accidental while prosecutors argued his fascination for beheadings and impalings suggested otherwise.

Czechs, Slovaks, Swedes deny making spy poison toxin

Prague - The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden have all rejected Moscow's claim they may have produced a deadly nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain.

No news on Trump-Kim summit as N. Korea wraps up Sweden talks

Stockholm - North Korean officials wrapped up three days of talks with Swedish counterparts with no indication their efforts cleared the way for a mooted nuclear summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, as a senior Pyongyang diplomat headed to Fin...

Top officials scramble to make Trump-Kim summit a reality

Washington - Senior officials staged a flurry of calls and top-level meetings on Friday as they scrambled to make a proposed nuclear summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un a reality.

North Korea foreign minister meets Swedish PM

Stockholm - North Korea's foreign minister held talks in Stockholm with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Friday amid reports Sweden could play a role in setting up a proposed summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un."They had a meeting.

North Korea's top diplomat due in Sweden for talks

Stockholm - North Korea's top diplomat was on Thursday en route to Sweden for talks which could play a role in setting up a proposed summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

North Korean foreign minister heads to Sweden

Stockholm - North Korea's foreign minister on Thursday flew into Beijing en route to Stockholm, which could play a role in setting up a proposed summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Danish inventor says journalist died from toxic fumes on sub

Copenhagen - Danish inventor Peter Madsen on Thursday denied murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his self-built submarine, saying she died when the air pressure suddenly dropped and toxic fumes filled the vessel.

Mandatory exercise at the office, Sweden's latest craze

Stockholm - Workers spending their lunch break at the gym may be commonplace in most Western countries, but in Sweden some employers are pushing the idea even further, making on-the-job exercise compulsory.

Swedish PM unhurt in snowstorm smash-up

Stockholm - A car transporting Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven careened off the E4 autoroute north of Stockholm on Monday during a blizzard, smashing into a guardrail though Lofven was unhurt, officials said.

Review: Mondo Duplantis sets new world junior record at 5.88 meters Special

Teen pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis has a major reason to be proud. He has set a new world junior record in pole vault with 5.88 meters.

What changes can an Amazon-backed healthcare company make? Special

Amazon made waves when it announced that it was planning to disrupt American healthcare the same way it’s disrupted so many other industries. But what changes can an Amazon-backed healthcare company actually make?

Sweden warns of 'foreign meddling' in election

Stockholm - Sweden's intelligence service on Thursday warned "foreign powers" could try and meddle in the Nordic nation's upcoming general election, singling out Russia in light of alleged interference in the last US vote.

Biopic explores secret scandal behind 'Pippi Longstocking'

Berlin - A dark secret long held by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren led her to create one of the most beloved heroines of children's literature, Pippi Longstocking, according to a new biopic at the Berlin film festival.

UN Security Council set to vote on Syria ceasefire

New York - The UN Security Council is expected to vote, probably on Thursday, on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations, diplomats said.

Sweden attacker appears baffled over lack of IS claim

Stockholm - An Uzbek asylum seeker who last year murdered five people in a Stockholm truck attack after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State on Wednesday appeared confused when he was told the group never claimed responsibility for the assault.

German court jails Sweden's racist 'laser man' killer for life

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court Wednesday handed a life prison term to a Swedish convicted killer -- dubbed "the laser man" for using a laser-scoped rifle to target immigrants -- for the murder of a Jewish woman.

Swedish racist 'laser man' faces Germany murder verdict

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court is on Wednesday due to sentence a Swedish convicted killer -- dubbed "the laser man" for using a laser-scoped rifle to target immigrants -- for the murder a Jewish woman.
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The Bolinder Palace Hotel, part of the Stockholm Grand Hotel since 1889. It houses the Royal Swedish Automobile Club (KAK)
Smoke bombs bursting at a Swedish hockey game in Stockhold.
Smoke bombs bursting at a Swedish hockey game in Stockhold.
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Canada s Jonathan Toews celebrates after scoring on Sweden s goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the firs...
Canada's Jonathan Toews celebrates after scoring on Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period of the men's ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi 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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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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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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The Riksdagshuset, the Swedish House of Parliament
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Sweden s Highway E16 has become the first in the world to include a 2.0 mile-long eHighway.
Sweden's Highway E16 has become the first in the world to include a 2.0 mile-long eHighway.
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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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By expanding the greenhouse vertically  the crops produced through Plantagon’s patented technology...
By expanding the greenhouse vertically, the crops produced through Plantagon’s patented technology, in relation to the land area used, will increase considerably permitting multiple harvests for the same growth period.
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Old town of Stockholm, Sweden, seen from the waters of Lake Mälaren
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Kolmarden light security prison, 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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This building will produce approximately 550 tons of vegetables annually.
This building will produce approximately 550 tons of vegetables annually.
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TF1 news highlights Finland and calls it Sweden (screen shot)
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.
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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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 .
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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The crystal work of Bertil Vallien "Die Reise"
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