Assange ‘will not comply’ with UK police orders

Assange ‘will not comply’ with UK police orders

Julian Assange will stay in Ecuador's embassy in London, having decided not to comply with a British police order to turn himself in for extradition to Sweden, a spokeswoman for the WikiLeaks founder said Friday.

Sweden’s ‘top eight’ travel destinations

Sweden’s ‘top eight’ travel destinations

Sweden's main travel industry association has released the 2012 nominations for the "best travel experience" based on what foreign tourists want to see when they visit Sweden.

Sweden to lend Gripen fighters to Switzerland

Sweden to lend Gripen fighters to Switzerland

Sweden could loan a fleet of Gripen fighter jets to Switzerland as it awaits delivery of the craft's next generation model, Swiss Defence Minister Ueli Maurer said on Friday.

Abba replaced by Loreen at Stockholm airport

Abba replaced by Loreen at Stockholm airport

Loreen, the winner of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, will soon have her portrait hung in Stockholm's Arlanda airport to fill a gap left when a picture of Abba was taken down after Benny Andersson demanded it be removed.

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Sweden’s ‘Negro Village’ unveils new name

After 40 years, there is no longer a 'Negro Village' in southern Sweden as the suburb of Mjällby on Friday unveiled its new name following an outcry about the name's racist overtones.

Swedish man, 65, told by doctor: ‘you’re pregnant’

Swedish man, 65, told by doctor: ‘you’re pregnant’

A 65-year-old man from northern Sweden was shocked recently when doctors explained that the results from a urine test revealed he was pregnant.

US military in Sweden to bring back AWOL airman

US military in Sweden to bring back AWOL airman

US military officials were in Sweden this week in an effort to persuade a former US airman who has been living a secret life in Sweden for 28 years to return home to face trial for deserting from the US Air Force.

Manure mishap kills 48 cows on Swedish farm

Manure mishap kills 48 cows on Swedish farm

Dozens of cows were found dead on a farm in central Sweden on Thursday after having drowned in their own excrement, prompting veterinary officials to launch an investigation into the incident.

Ex-ABB head Barnevik cleared of sex crime allegations

Ex-ABB head Barnevik cleared of sex crime allegations

Percy Barnevik, the former head of Swedish-Swiss industrial giant ABB and one of Sweden's most well-known business figures, was arrested in London on June 28th on suspicions of committing sex crimes.

Swede drafted by Michael Jordan’s NBA team

Swede drafted by Michael Jordan’s NBA team

Jeffrey Taylor will become the second Swede ever to play professional basketball in the United States' National Basketball Association (NBA) after being drafted on Thursday by the Charlotte Bobcats.

Sweden to host Barça and Man Utd in friendly

Sweden to host Barça and Man Utd in friendly

Manchester United will play Barcelona in a pre-season friendly in Gothenburg on August 8th, the Premier League giants confirmed Thursday.