Sweden’s Vasa marks 50 years out of the water

Sweden’s Vasa marks 50 years out of the water

Half a century has passed since the sunken 17th century royal warship Vasa was brought to the surface, but the story of how one of Sweden's biggest failures became a national treasure still fascinates.

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Swede dies in avalanche in Norway

A 33-year-old Swedish skier died Saturday after he was carried away by a snow slide in Breidalen in western Norway.

Top Italian official blasts Ikea over gay advert

Top Italian official blasts Ikea over gay advert

A top Italian official on Saturday called an Ikea advertisement with two gay men holding hands "in bad taste", invoking the ire of opposition parties and rights groups.

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Boy survives Swedish campground ‘hanging’

An 11-year-old Norwegian boy was forced to stand on his tippy toes for 10 minutes to get air. Someone had hung him up in a tree at a camping site at Haganäset in Charlottenberg in Värmland County in western Sweden.