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Wikileaks founder accused of rape

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 11:22

Swedish officials say they have issued an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on accusations of rape and molestation.
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No refuge

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 11:10

Plight of Iraqis facing deportation, instead of asylum, in Sweden
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Driver faces world-record fine after Swiss speeding

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 22:49
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swedish man who was caught by Swiss police driving at 290km/h is facing a world-record speeding fine of SFr1.08m ($1m; £656,000).
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Sorry Scotland beaten in Sweden

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 20:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Craig Levein suffers his first defeat as Scotland coach as Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspires Sweden to a comfortable win.
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Gay powers past Bolt in Stockholm

Friday, August 6th 2010, 19:20
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Stockholm

Tyson Gay hands Usain Bolt only his second professional 100m defeat with the American winning in 9.84 seconds at Stockholm's Diamond League meeting.
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Baltic divers come up with 'world's oldest champagne'

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 15:43
related countries: France France

Swedish divers find 30 bottles of champagne in a shipwreck believed to date from before the French Revolution in 1789.
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Empty pockets

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 13:46

Sweden weighs benefits of ditching cash
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Volvo calls for emission openness

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 15:04

The Swedish carmaker Volvo calls for greater openness about all harmful emissions from cars, not just CO2.
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Swedish feminists burn cash to protest against unequal pay

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 14:06

A Swedish feminist party burns cash in protest against unequal pay for women ahead of September elections.
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Sweden's princess weds commoner

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 20:28
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Stockholm is set for one of its biggest ever public celebrations as Crown Princess Victoria weds her former personal trainer.
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Royal wedding

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 20:24
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria marries trainer
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Sweden backs new nuclear plants

Friday, June 18th 2010, 9:46

Sweden's parliament decides to replace old nuclear plants with new ones, 30 years after Swedes rejected atomic power.
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Immigrant youths riot in Sweden

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 15:31
related places: Stockholm

Youths in a mainly immigrant suburb of Stockholm rampage for a second night after being refused entry to a school dance.
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Iraqi Airways drops routes

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 0:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Kuwait Kuwait, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Iraqi Airways drops flights to London and Sweden after a row with Kuwait over reparations, and the airline may be wound up.
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Sweden expels top Syrian over 'abduction'

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 9:35
related countries: Syria Syria

Sweden expels a high-ranking Syrian diplomat for allegedly planning to abduct the diplomat's daughter, Swedish media report.
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Swedish prophet artist attacked

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 20:05

A Swedish cartoonist who depicted Prophet Muhammad as a dog is attacked as he delivers a speech on artistic freedom.
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Greek man sues over being 'Turkish yoghurt model'

Friday, April 9th 2010, 19:57
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

A Greek man is suing a dairy in Sweden for $6.9m for using his image on pots of Turkish-style yoghurt, Swedish media report.
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Auschwitz suspect sent to Poland

Friday, April 9th 2010, 16:46
related countries: Poland Poland

A Swedish man wanted over the theft of a sign from Auschwitz death camp is extradited to Poland.
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Ericsson in $1.8bn China deals

Monday, March 29th 2010, 12:12
related countries: China China

Swedish telecoms equipment group Ericsson announces deals with China Mobile and China Unicom worth a combined $1.8bn.
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'Jihad Jane' denies terrorism charges

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 16:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: A

A self-styled "Jihad Jane", held in the US in connection with an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist, denies four charges.
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Two charged over cartoon 'plot'

Monday, March 15th 2010, 23:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Two men are charged in the Irish Republic in connection with an investigation into an alleged plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist.
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Woman freed in Vilks 'death plot'

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 15:04
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States

A US woman held in Ireland over an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist is freed, as three others are still questioned.
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Three freed in Irish 'Vilks plot'

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 9:25
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Police in the Irish Republic release three of the seven Muslims arrested over an alleged plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist.
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Turkey and Sweden in genocide row

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 22:26
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey withdraws its ambassador to Sweden after the parliament votes to describe as genocide the killing of Armenians in WWI.
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Extradition for Auschwitz suspect

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 17:26
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Stockholm

A Stockholm court rules a Swedish man can be extradited to Poland for trial over the theft of a sign from Auschwitz.
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Two in court over cartoonist plot

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 10:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Two people are due in court in the Irish Republic over an investigation into an alleged plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist.
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Irish 'plot to kill cartoonist'

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 18:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Seven people are arrested in the Irish Republic over an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist for depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
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