Swedish farms gain UNESCO heritage status

Swedish farms gain UNESCO heritage status

Seven farms in the region of Hälsingland in northern Sweden have been named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, bringing a successful end to a long-running saga for the picturesque farmsteads.

Police out in force as Almedalen week kicks off

Police out in force as Almedalen week kicks off

Sweden’s annual political week, the "Almedalen Week" started on Sunday on the Baltic island of Gotland with police launching their largest operation to date.

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Gun-toting men threaten nurse

A nurse on her way into Sahlgrenska hospital in Gothenburg was threatened by two men waving a gun on Saturday evening.

Swedish pastor exposed as Stasi spy

Swedish pastor exposed as Stasi spy

A Church of Sweden pastor in the diocese of Luleå worked as a spy for the Stasi during the Cold War and now faces being stripped of his ecclesiastical licence, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter (DN) daily.

Ecuador still mulling Assange plea: Correa

Ecuador still mulling Assange plea: Correa

President Rafael Correa said Saturday that Ecuador is still considering whether to grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is wanted in Sweden in connection with sexual assault allegations.