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Ikea is offering 107-square-foot apartment for less than $1 per month in Tokyo

Swedish retailer Ikea is becoming a landlord in Japan with a tiny apartment it will rent out in Tokyo. The 107-square-foot apartment is located in the Shinjuku district and will cost just 99 yen ($0.86) per month to rent, according to details released by Ikea this week. Only one unit is available, and it is […]

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Magdalena Andersson: Sweden’s first female prime minister reappointed by narrow margin

Sweden’s first female prime minister has been reappointed to the top job after political turmoil forced her to resign within hours of taking the post last week. MPs backed Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson by a narrow margin in a new vote on Monday. She will attempt to lead a one-party government until an […]

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Sweden’s parliament confirms Magdalena Andersson as first female PM

Sweden’s parliament confirmed Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson as the country’s first female prime minister. The 54-year-old, who took over as leader of the governing Social Democrat party earlier this month, was elected as outgoing leader Stefan Lofven’s successor during a confirmation vote in parliament on Wednesday. A total of 117 members of parliament voted […]

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Two arrested for throwing children from building in Sweden; 1 dead, 1 severely injured

Swedish police arrested two adults on suspicion of murder after two children fell “from a great height” and one of them died. Those arrested are a man and a woman, police said. The children, who reportedly were siblings and both under the age of 10, were rushed to a hospital but one of them died. […]

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Lars Vilks: Swedish artist who drew offensive Muhammad cartoon dies in traffic accident

A Swedish artist who drew an offensive Prophet Muhammad sketch died in a traffic accident. Lars Vilks was reported to be travelling in a civilian police vehicle which collided with a truck near the town of Markaryd in southern Sweden. Two police officers were also killed and the truck driver was injured. The 75-year-old artist […]

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World

Sweden: Mysterious explosion rocks Gothenburg apartment block, 25 injured

An explosion at a block of flats in the Swedish city of Gothenburg early on Tuesday sent about 25 people to the hospital. The Greater Gothenburg Fire and Rescue Service said there was no natural cause behind the explosion. The fire service added there was no gas pipeline in the house. The Police said they […]

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Sweden returns bitcoin worth $1.3 million to jailed drug dealer

Authorities in Sweden reportedly returned approximately $1.3 million worth of Bitcoin to a jailed drug dealer who amassed the funds in illegal online sales. Following the drug dealer’s arrest, the Swedish Enforcement Authority began auctioning off the 36 Bitcoin that had been amassed at the time. However, the value of the stolen cryptocurrency has since […]

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Business World

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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World

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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World

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 […]