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Swedish photographer shot near Mosul

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:29:38 +0200

Paul Hansen, a photographer working for Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, has sustained light injuries after being hit by what appears to be a sniper while covering the battle for the Isis-held city of Mosul in Iraq.

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Trollhättan remembers school attack victims

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:12:10 +0200

Hundreds of people on Saturday turned out for a torchlight procession in the small town of Trollhättan in southwestern Sweden to honour the victims of last year’s deadly school attack there.

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Sweden wants emission-free cars in EU by 2030

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:09:53 +0200

Sweden's environment minister on Saturday urged the European Union to ban petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030.

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Hundreds protest Swedish asylum laws

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:55:21 +0200

Hundreds of people on Saturday demonstrated in Stockholm and in many other parts of the country to protest Sweden’s tough new laws on asylum-seekers.

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Swedish terror suspect ‘planned airport attack’

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:44:11 +0200

Swedish national Osama Krayem, linked to the deadly attacks in Paris on November 13 and in Brussels on March 22, is now suspected of having plotted to attack also the Schiphol airport in the Netherlands.

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Dylan removes Nobel-mention from website

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:08:06 +0200

American singer-song writer Bob Dylan has removed any mention of him being named one of this year’s Nobel Prize laureates on his official website.

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Asylum requests in Sweden down by 70 percent

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:18:55 +0200

Sweden received 70 percent fewer requests for asylum in the period between January and September 2016 than it did during the same time last year, the country’s justice and migration minister Morgan Johansson has revealed.

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The unique story of Stockholm's floating libraries

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:00:27 +0200

Writer Roger Hill details his journeys on the boats that carry books over Stockholm's waterways and to its most remote places.

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Second Stockholm asylum centre fire in a week

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:08:07 +0200

A home for asylum seekers was set on fire in a Stockholm suburb early on Friday in the second such incident in the Swedish capital in less than a week.

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More misery for Ericsson as losses pile up

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:11:51 +0200

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has delivered more bad news after it reported losses in the third quarter of 2016, with a net loss of 233 million kronor ($26 million) in the period.

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Facebook 'sorry' for removing Swedish cancer video

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:10:34 +0200

Facebook has apologized for removing a Swedish breast cancer awareness video which was flagged as offensive, saying the move was "an error".

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Watch this amazing footage of Sweden’s landscapes

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:36:27 +0200

With its mixture of lakes, dramatic coastline and untouched wilderness, Sweden is known for having varied scenery, and the best way to see it may just be from above as a new video shows.

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Sweden could be allowed to keep border controls: EU

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:52:48 +0200

Sweden could be allowed to keep ID controls on its border with Denmark beyond the current end date of November, following discussions among EU leaders in Brussels last night.

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Why women in Sweden will work for free by November

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:40:01 +0200

From the fifth of November women in Sweden will effectively be working for free, according to a study into the gender pay gap carried out by British tech website Expert Market.

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Look familiar? Meet your jawbone's ancestor

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:21:33 +0200

There's something fishy about the human jawbone – it has its origins in the placodermi, a jowly species of fish that lived 400 million years ago.

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Isis claims unremarked arson attack in Malmö

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:48:16 +0200

An arson attack in Malmö that caused only minor damage and was barely reported in the media has been claimed by terror group Isis.

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How to make autumnal Swedish apple cake

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:30:19 +0200

Swedish apple cake is a common dessert in Sweden and versions can be found from Ikea to fancy restaurants year-round.

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Facebook slammed for cutting Swedish breast cancer video

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:13:28 +0200

A Swedish breast cancer awareness video has been removed by Facebook because the social media giant deemed the images "offensive," the Swedish Cancer Society (Cancerfonden) said on Thursday.

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Pastor rapped for depicting rival as Nazi in church play

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:50:52 +0200

A pastor in central Sweden has been reprimanded by the country's Lutheran church for writing a rival into a play as a Nazi who sent victims to the gas chambers.

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In Pictures: Look inside this perfect Swedish island home

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:46:05 +0200

Designing and building a home on Swedish holiday island Gotland is a dream for many, but Anna-Lena Palmgren and Johan Rosengren did exactly that.’s Meta Regebro takes a look inside their amazing creation.

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