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

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

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’.

Teenage climate campaigner Thunberg honoured in France

Teenage climate campaigner Thunberg honoured in France

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage activist whose Friday school strikes protesting government inaction over climate change helped sparked a worldwide movement, received the Freedom Prize in France on Sunday.

Trump offers to guarantee bail for rapper ASAP Rocky

Trump offers to guarantee bail for rapper ASAP Rocky

US President Donald Trump offered Saturday to guarantee the bail of rapper ASAP Rocky, detained in Sweden on suspicion of assault following a street brawl.

Nine killed in plane crash during skydiving trip in Sweden

Nine killed in plane crash during skydiving trip in Sweden

Nine people were killed when their plane crashed during a skydiving trip near Umea, a small university city in northern Sweden, authorities said on Sunday.

Suspected bomb blast strikes south-Sweden town, about 20 injured

Suspected bomb blast strikes south-Sweden town, about 20 injured

An explosion thought to have been a bomb rocked a residential street in the town of Linkoping in southern Sweden on Friday, damaging several buildings and slightly injuring about 20 people, police officials said.

Sweden rejects detention request for Assange on rape allegation

Sweden rejects detention request for Assange on rape allegation

A Swedish court on Monday denied a request to detain WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in absentia on suspicion of rape, although the suspicions against him remain.

Sweden's Thunberg demands climate action on day of global school strikes

Sweden's Thunberg demands climate action on day of global school strikes

Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg urged European politicians on Friday to focus on a climate crisis instead of ‘bickering’, as students walked out of classrooms around the world to back her demands ...

Woman injured in stabbing attack in southern Sweden

Woman injured in stabbing attack in southern Sweden

A woman was injured Tuesday in a stabbing attack in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg, police said.

Sweden to re-open rape probe into WikiLeaks founder Assange

Sweden to re-open rape probe into WikiLeaks founder Assange

After a two-year hiatus, Sweden announced on Monday that it will re-open a preliminary rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that was dropped in 2017.

Swedish police charged over killing of Down Syndrome man holding toy gun

Swedish police charged over killing of Down Syndrome man holding toy gun

Swedish prosecutors announced charges Friday against three police officers for the fatal shooting last year of an autistic man with Down Syndrome who was stopped while holding a toy gun.

Qatar-Sweden ties highlighted

Qatar-Sweden ties highlighted

The head of the Swedish delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) event, First Deputy Speaker of the Swedish Parlament Asa Lindestam ...

Nobel Peace Prize nomination for student climate campaigner Greta Thunberg

Nobel Peace Prize nomination for student climate campaigner Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl climate campaigner who has inspired worldwide protests, should be awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Norwegian lawmakers said Thursday.