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Sep 17, 2018

China complains to Sweden over tourists' treatment

China on Monday urged Sweden to respond to its complaints about the alleged mistreatment of a Chinese family removed by police from a hotel in Stockholm. The foreign ministry and China's Embassy in Stockholm have asked Sweden to investigate the case but have yet to ...

Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains

/ Sep 11, 2018

Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains

Sweden faces a political impasse after its mainstream center-left and center-right blocs virtually tied in an election Sunday, while the far-right — which neither wants to deal with — made gains on a hard-line anti-immigration platform. With nearly all votes counted Monday, the ruling center-left ...

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

/ Aug 13, 2018

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

It's barely 6 a.m. and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won't be going home — he'll be returning to his prison cell. In Sweden, which prioritizes rehabilitation over long prison sentences, Alfred is one ...

Swedish roots in Japan's taxonomy

Aug 7, 2018

Swedish roots in Japan's taxonomy

by John L. Tran

While Japan's historical sakoku period of isolation may have limited any contact it had with Sweden what did transpire between the two nations is of historical, scientific and artistic importance.

Sweden's highest peak now No. 2 due to climate change

/ Aug 3, 2018

Sweden's highest peak now No. 2 due to climate change

Researchers expressed concern Thursday about the rapid pace of climate change, after a glacier on Sweden's Kebnekaise mountain melted so much in sweltering Arctic temperatures that it is no longer the country's highest point. "It's quite scary," said Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist, a Stockholm University geography ...

Jun 27, 2018

Swede jailed for life over Rwanda genocide

A Stockholm court on Wednesday sentenced a Swedish man of Rwandan origin to life in prison for participating in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Theodore Tabaro, 49, was sentenced by the Stockholm district court for "genocide" after he was convicted of murder, attempted murder, and ...