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'Estonia' ferry disaster: call for new inquiry, 25 years on

Stockholm - Survivors and relatives of those who died in the Estonia ferry disaster called Saturday for a fresh inquiry into what happened, at memorial ceremonies marking the 25th anniversary of the incident.

Tanker seized by Iran 'preparing to leave' harbour: Swedish owner

Stockholm - British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, seized by Iran more than two months ago, was preparing Friday to leave harbour after being given final clearance by Iranian authorities, its Swedish owner said.

Climate striker Greta Thunberg wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday won the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the "alternative Nobel Prize", the jury for the Swedish human rights prize said.

Greta Thunberg's 'How dare you?' a major moment for climate movement

Washington - Her imperious "How dare you?" to world leaders at the UN cemented Swedish teen Greta Thunberg's role as her generation's leading spokeswoman on climate change, the culmination of a year of dogged relentlessness, say those who know her.

Swedish foreign minister Wallstrom resigns

Stockholm - Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallstrom, whose rights focus and "feminist" diplomatic policy garned both admirers and vocal detractors, announced Friday that she was stepping down from her post to focus on family.

Climate activist Thunberg joins hundreds of teens at UN protest

New York - Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg joined hundreds of other teenagers protesting outside the United Nations Friday in her first demonstration on US soil since arriving by zero-carbon yacht.

'War on nature must end,' says activist Greta Thunberg in New York

New York - Teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg said the "war on nature must end" and called on Donald Trump to listen to science after she sailed into New York on a zero-emissions yacht Wednesday.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg nears New York on yacht

New York - Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was due to sail into a New York harbor Wednesday after a 15-day journey crossing the Atlantic in a zero-carbon yacht."Land!!

Final 'Girl With Dragon Tattoo' novel hits shelves

Stockholm - It is only right that a best-selling novel series about an unstoppable computer-hacker assassin should go out with a bang.

Two Swedes suspected in Danish tax agency blast

Stockholm - Police said Wednesday two Swedes were suspected of being behind a powerful explosion that rocked Denmark's tax agency last week, damaging the building's exterior but causing no serious injuries.

A$AP Rocky gets suspended sentence for Stockholm assault

Stockholm - A Stockholm court on Wednesday convicted US rapper A$AP Rocky of assault and gave him a suspended sentence over a street brawl, a case that outraged fans and sparked a diplomatic spat with US President Donald Trump.

Greta Thunberg says the climate debate is slowly shifting

Plymouth - A year after starting a school strike that made her a figurehead for the fight against global warming, Greta Thunberg believes her uncompromising message is getting through -- even if action remains thin on the ground.

Rapper A$AP Rocky back in Los Angeles from Sweden: reports

Los Angeles - US rapper A$AP Rocky has returned to Los Angeles after a Swedish court released him pending the verdict of an assault trial, US media reported Saturday.

US rapper A$AP Rocky released pending Sweden assault verdict

Stockholm - A Swedish court released US rapper A$AP Rocky on Friday pending the verdict of an assault trial that has outraged his fans, a decision that was quickly welcomed by President Donald Trump.

Witnesses to take stand in final day of A$AP Rocky assault trial

Stockholm - US rapper A$AP Rocky's trial in Sweden enters its third and final day on Friday, with witnesses taking the stand in an assault case that has stirred diplomatic tensions and outraged fans.

'Scared' US rapper A$AP Rocky testifies in Sweden assault trial

Stockholm - US rapper A$AP Rocky Thursday told a Stockholm court he felt "scared" and had tried to "walk away" before a street brawl, in an assault case that has stirred diplomatic tensions and outraged fans.

US rapper A$AP Rocky takes the stand in Sweden assault trial

Stockholm - US rapper A$AP Rocky will appear in a Stockholm court on Thursday to give his account of a June street brawl, in an assault case that has stirred diplomatic tensions and outraged fans.

No more Swedish meatballs: call-to-arms by A$AP Rocky fans

Washington - US fans of rapper A$AP Rocky have issued a call to arms, including meatball moratoriums and an end to binges at Ikea, in protest at Swedish moves to put him on trial for assault.

Trump demands rapper's freedom, 'disappointed' by Swedish PM

Washington - President Donald Trump lashed out at Sweden's prime minister and demanded freedom for US rapper A$AP Rocky on Thursday after a Swedish court said the star will be tried on assault charges.

Swedish prosecutor says US rapper ASAP Rocky to be tried for assault

Stockholm - A Swedish prosecutor said Thursday that US rapper ASAP Rocky will be tried for assault over a June street brawl in a development likely to infuriate fans already indignant over his three weeks in custody.

Trump rebukes Swedish PM, demands freedom for US rapper A$AP Rocky

Washington - US President Donald Trump launched a new row with yet another American ally Thursday, lashing out at Sweden's prime minister while demanding freedom for US rapper A$AP Rocky who is to be tried in the country on assault charges.

Swedish owner of tanker seized by Iran says crew 'safe'

Stockholm - The Swedish company that owns the UK-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran said Wednesday it had finally been able to contact its crew being held on board and they declared themselves "safe".

Swedish teen Thunberg slams 'hate and threats' as visit divides French parliament

Paris - Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday lashed out at the abuse she receives for speaking out over global warming, after a visit to France's parliament provoked a backlash from right-wing deputies.

Swedish teen climate activist's visit divides French parliament

Paris - Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg hit back at critics as she visited the French parliament on Tuesday following outraged comments from some right-wing MPs who have slammed her presence.

Sweden drops probe of man in ASAP Rocky assault case

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors on Monday dropped an investigation into one of the men involved in a street brawl with US rapper ASAP Rocky, saying the man was acting in self defence.

Swedish court extends US rapper ASAP Rocky's detention

Stockholm - A Stockholm court on Friday ordered that US rapper ASAP Rocky should be kept in custody in Sweden for another week while an investigation is completed into an alleged assault during a street brawl.

French court rejects damages claim in 1994 Baltic ferry disaster

Nterre - A court outside Paris on Friday rejected a compensation claim filed by survivors and relatives of victims of the 1994 sinking of the Estonia ferry, the deadliest accident involving a European ship since the Titanic.

French court to rule on damages case in 1994 Baltic ferry disaster

Nterre - A court outside Paris is to rule Friday on whether a French certification agency and a German shipbuilder should pay compensation to survivors and relatives of the victims in the 1994 sinking of the Estonia, the deadliest accident involving a European ...

France's Hollande called as witness in Brazil jet probe: aide

Paris - France's former president Francois Hollande testified as a witness at the request of a Brazilian judge in a corruption probe involving a $4.5 billion tender for fighter jets, an aide said on Wednesday.

US rapper ASAP Rocky appeals Sweden detention

Stockholm - American rapper ASAP Rocky, currently detained in Stockholm suspected of assault, has appealed his detention to Sweden's Supreme Court, his lawyer said Monday, as other musicians called for his release.
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