Sweden slams Ecuador’s asylum decision

Sweden slams Ecuador’s asylum decision

Sweden rejected Ecuador's claim that Julian Assange would not get a fair trial as a basis for granting asylum, and summoned the Ecuadorian ambassador to explain Quito's decision.

Local authorities prepare to hunt Swedish beavers

Local authorities prepare to hunt Swedish beavers

Local authorities in Skaraborg, central Sweden, have been granted permission to shoot some of the beavers in the area, blamed for a flooding problem which has been plaguing the town.

New Saab owners will not get rights to logo

New Saab owners will not get rights to logo

Truck maker Scania announced Thursday that the new owners of Saab will not get the rights to the iconic Saab logo.

Julian Assange granted asylum by Ecuador

Julian Assange granted asylum by Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, after having waited in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for weeks, will be granted asylum to Ecuador, the country's authorities announced on Thursday.

Lithuania to probe Swedish teddy-drop stunt

Lithuania to probe Swedish teddy-drop stunt

Lithuanian prosecutors said Thursday they had launched an official probe into a stunt by Swedish activists who flew a plane into Belarus from Lithuania to drop hundreds of "freedom teddy bears."

Swede charged after drunken golf cart drive

Swede charged after drunken golf cart drive

Officers in a police patrol car in Tylösand in southern Sweden were surprised to encounter a golf cart with a drunk man at the wheel, his grumpy old father beside him and a passenger standing at the back, waving.

Police enter Ecuadorean embassy building

Police enter Ecuadorean embassy building

Several police officers have reportedly entered the building in London, which houses the Ecuadorian embassy and where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is holed up, hoping to get asylum in the country.

One in three Swedes has ‘little’ faith in Lööf

One in three Swedes has ‘little’ faith in Lööf

Confidence for Centre Party leader and minister for energy Annie Lööf has plummeted in a new survey carried out by research company Demoskop.

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Human remains found at Stockholm campsite

Human remains were found by tourist mushroom pickers on Wednesday at a Stockholm achipelago campsite, with local police suspecting murder.

British raid threat ‘hostile and extreme’: WikiLeaks

British raid threat ‘hostile and extreme’: WikiLeaks

Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks on Thursday condemned a British threat to raid the Ecuador embassy in London where its founder is holed up as a "hostile and extreme" assault on asylum-seekers.

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Model sues Volvo for millions over ‘escort’ ad

An American model is suing Swedish carmaker Volvo, her modelling agency and Hertz rental cars for $23 million over claims that she was made to look like an escort in a recent ad campaign.

Brazil beat Sweden 3-0 in Råsunda friendly

Brazil beat Sweden 3-0 in Råsunda friendly

Olympic silver medalist Brazil took home a comfortable 3-0 win over hosts Sweden on Wednesday in a friendly at the Råsunda stadium in Stockholm.