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Sweden’s Ericsson inks $8.3 billion 5G deal with Verizon

Swedish telecommunication group Ericsson has signed an $8.3 billion worth 5G contract with American multinational telecommunications conglomerate Verizon. This is Ericsson’s biggest deal ever to be signed. Through this deal Ericsson hopes to expand Verizon’s 5G network in the United States by providing various innovative solutions. “This is a significant strategic partnership for both companies […]

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Swedish airplane with skydivers crashes, 9 dead

A plane carrying skydivers crashed in Sweden, killing all people on board, police said. The plane was carrying eight skydivers and a pilot when it crashed close to the runway at Orebro airport, about 160km west of Stockholm, on Thursday. The crash is thought to have happened as the plane was taking off. “It’s a […]

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Swedish parliament topples government in no confidence vote

The Swedish parliament passed a vote of no confidence against its Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. 181 of the 349 MPs voted in favour of the motion, while 51 abstained themselves. This is for the first time in history that a sitting prime minister was ousted this way. Mr Lofven now has a week to resign […]

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Man charged in Sweden with spying for Russia

A 47-year-old man was charged with spying for Russia by selling information for several years to a Russian diplomat. Swedish prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist without identifying the man said the man worked as a consultant at several Swedish companies where he had illegally obtained and sold information, placing the country’s security at risk. “While a consultant […]

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Russia expels diplomats in Germany, Sweden and Poland after they joined protests supporting Putin’s critic

Russia expelled three diplomats from Germany, Sweden and Poland for joining protests in support of opposition activist Alexei Navalny. The Russian foreign ministry said the three took part in “illegal demonstrations” on 23 January. The diplomats’ home countries have condemned the expulsions, as have the UK, France and the EU. Mr Navalny is a vociferous […]

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Swedish police drop charges against mother who was suspected of holding her son captive for 28 years

Swedish police dropped charges against a mother suspected of holding her son captive for 28 years after he admitted being able to come and go as he pleased. The 70-year-old was arrested earlier this week after her 41-year-old son was found inside her filthy Stockholm flat, covered in sores and with no teeth. Officers had […]

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Dog found buried next to his master from 8,400 years ago discovered in Sweden

The corpse of a dog from 8,400 years ago have been discovered next to his master after excavation work spanning years in Sweden. The digging has been going on since 2015 and the dog was discovered in late September by archaeologists in Ljungaviken neighbourhood of Sweden’s Blekinge County. After its discovery, the remains of the […]

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Sweden’s top epidemiologist admits mistakes in coronavirus strategy

Sweden’s top epidemiologist has admitted his strategy to fight Covid-19 resulted in too many deaths, after persuading his country to avoid a strict lockdown. “If we were to encounter the same illness with the same knowledge that we have today, I think our response would land somewhere in between what Sweden did and what the […]

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Swedish police catch German ‘zombie hunters’ vehicle fully loaded with weapons

Border police in Sweden caught hold of a vehicle full of weapons while trying to enter the country. The vehicle belonged to a couple from Germany, who was moving to Sweden during the coronavirus pandemic, reported Swedish news portal SVT News. The couple had arrived at Malmo in Sweden through a ferry in March. The […]

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Couple open one person restaurant amid strict social distancing rules

Sweden’s coronavirus response plan urges people to socially distance but does not enforce a strict lockdown. The country hopes that this method will help it attain “herd immunity,” which is the point at which so many people in one area are immune to a virus that it cannot spread effectively. While bars, restaurants, and cafés […]

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Princess Sofia Of Sweden begins work at hospital amid corona crisis

Princess Sofia of Sweden has started working at a hospital treating coronavirus patients to help in the country’s fight against the pandemic. The 35-year-old completed a three-day intensive training programme online that will allow her to volunteer at Sophiahemmet Hospital in Stockholm, of which she is Honorary Chair. According to The Royal Central, Princess Sofia, […]

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Entertainment

PewDiePie officially starts YouTube break

YouTube sensation PewDiePie, posted his last video on the video streaming platform on January 15. The famous gamer and comedian uploaded the final video and titled it as ‘It’s been real, but I’m out!’ “Truth is, I don’t want to go on break. Truth is, I love making videos. I just feel like I need […]