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Sweden rules out charging disgraced Italian stem cell scientist linked to three windpipe transplant deaths

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Sweden to revisit old murders amid Danish submarine probe

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Danish divers find missing head, legs of killed Swedish journalist

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Danish police find missing body parts of Swedish journalist Kim Wall

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Danish police recover body parts of Swedish journalist Kim Wall

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A String of Bomb Blasts in Sweden Is Prompting Questions and Alt-Right Conspiracy Theories
A powerful blast detonated overnight at a police station ripped off the building’s entrance. A dynamite-laced apartment doorway blew a chunk of rubble more than 250-feet away, into the living room of a neighboring building. And a provincial town was put on lockdown after a suspected car-bombing. There have been at least five bomb blasts or scares in Sweden since the early hours of Friday, Oct   Read More ...
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Volvo has ‘special relationship’ with Chinese government, says CEO
Volvo enjoys a commercial advantage in China over other Western car firms because of the Swedish company’s ultimate Chinese ownership, its chief executive has claimed. Volvo was acquired from Ford by Li Shufu’s Zhejiang Geely group for $1.5bn ($1.13bn) in 2011 in one of the most high-profile purchases of a well-known Western brand by a Chinese firm to date. It is building a new factory in Chengdu to manufacture its new Polestar electric-hybrid sports car and says it is involved in a “constructive dialogue” with the Beijing authorities in the roll-out of vehicle charging infrastructure   Read More ...
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TV report claims H&M burns unsold clothes
Swedish high street clothes retailer H&M is fond of promoting an environmentally conscious image, but a Danish TV investigation claims it and Danish clothes company Bestseller’s unsold togs end up making a journey in tipper trucks, secretly filmed, to a giant incinerator in Roskilde. The unsold clothes go up in smoke because, says H&M, they have been damaged in transportation by humidity, for example, or have too-high chemical levels   Read More ...
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'Mafia' blows doors off Swedish police station
The blast, in the early hours of Wednesday, caused severe damage to the main police offices in Helsingborg and houses opposite. Images showed glass scattered across a wide area, doors missing and the roof above the entrance in pieces. Several people were in the building at the time but none were injured in the explosion. No one has claimed responsibility for the blast but terrorism is believed to have been ruled out   Read More ...
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Swedish police station damaged in explosion, no injuries
A powerful explosion caused serious damage to a police station in southern Sweden early on October 18, authorities said, adding that there were no injuries and nobody has been arrested. Police haven’t said what caused the pre-dawn blast at the police station in Helsingborg, but the country’s top police official, Dan Eliasson, called it “an attack against society”. The explosion caused considerable damage to the police station’s entrance and shattered dozens of windows in nearby buildings   Read More ...
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Denmark cancel Women’s World Cup qualifier against Sweden
The Danish soccer federation says a women’s World Cup qualifier against Sweden has been canceled after wage talks collapsed. The DBU says it has informed FIFA and “expects now a disciplinary decision,” including being excluded from World Cup qualifying. DBU spokesman Kim Hallberg says it is “regrettable and totally grotesque” that players will stay away from the game which was scheduled for Friday in Goteborg   Read More ...
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Denmark cancels World Cup qualifier against Sweden
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish soccer federation says a women's World Cup qualifier against Sweden has been canceled after wage talks collapsed. The DBU says it has informed FIFA and "expects now a disciplinary decision," including being excluded from World Cup qualifying. DBU spokesman Kim Hallberg says it is "regrettable and totally grotesque" that players will stay away from the game which was scheduled for Friday in Goteborg   Read More ...
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Blast at Swedish police station called "an attack"
COPENHAGEN -- Swedish authorities say a powerful explosion outside a police station in southern Sweden has caused significant damage to the building. There have been no injuries and nobody has been arrested. Police haven't said what caused Wednesday's pre-dawn blast at the police station in Helsingborg, but the country's top police official, Dan Eliasson, called it "an attack against society." The explosion caused considerable damage to the police station's entrance and shattered dozens of windows in nearby buildings   Read More ...
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Italy to face Sweden in World Cup playoffs
ZURICH: Four-time champion Italy will have to beat Sweden in a European playoff to qualify for its 15th straight World Cup. A regular at every World Cup since 1958, the Italians were drawn Tuesday to play in Sweden in the first leg of the playoff on Nov. 10. "A World Cup without Italy isn't a World Cup," said Italy team manager Gabriele Oriali, representing coach Gian Piero Ventura at the draw at FIFA headquarters   Read More ...
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Italy to face Sweden in World Cup playoffs
A regular at every World Cup since 1958, the Italians were drawn Tuesday to play in Sweden in the first leg of the playoff on Nov. 10. "A World Cup without Italy isn't a World Cup," said Italy team manager Gabriele Oriali, representing coach Gian Piero Ventura at the draw at FIFA headquarters. Still, Oriali — who played on Italy's 1982 winning team — cautioned that "history and tradition don't go out onto the pitch   Read More ...
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Swedish police station damaged in explosion, no injuries
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities say a powerful explosion outside a police station in southern Sweden has caused significant damage to the building. There have been no injuries and nobody has been arrested. Police haven't said what caused Wednesday's pre-dawn blast at the police station in Helsingborg, but the country's top police official, Dan Eliasson, called it "an attack against society   Read More ...
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Powerful 'bomb' explosion at Swedish police station
Swedish authorities say a powerful explosion outside a police station in southern Sweden has caused significant damage to the building. There have been no injuries and nobody has been arrested. Police haven't said what caused Wednesday's pre-dawn blast at the police station in Helsingborg, but the country's top police official, Dan Eliasson, called it "an attack against society." The explosion caused considerable damage to the police station's entrance and shattered dozens of windows in nearby buildings   Read More ...
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Swedish police station damaged in explosion, no injuries
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities say a powerful explosion outside a police station in southern Sweden has caused significant damage to the building. There have been no injuries and nobody has been arrested. Police haven't said what caused Wednesday's pre-dawn blast at the police station in Helsingborg, but the country's top police official, Dan Eliasson, called it "an attack against society   Read More ...
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Explosion damages Swedish police station, none injured
STOCKHOLM: An explosion overnight in the southern Swedish town of Helsingborg caused extensive damage to the entrance of a police station, authorities said on Wednesday. Nobody was injured in the explosion, which occurred shortly after midnight local time and also shattered windows in a neighbouring building, police said in a statement. "It is unclear what caused the detonation," police said. Police said they were carrying out checks in the Helsingborg area but had not made any arrests   Read More ...
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Explosion damages Swedish police station, none injured
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An explosion overnight in the southern Swedish town of Helsingborg caused extensive damage to the entrance of a police station, authorities said on Wednesday. Nobody was injured in the explosion, which occurred shortly after midnight local time and also shattered windows in a neighbouring building, police said in a statement. "It is unclear what caused the detonation," police said   Read More ...
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Explosion damages Swedish police station, none injured
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An explosion overnight in the southern Swedish town of Helsingborg caused extensive damage to the entrance of a police station, authorities said on Wednesday. Nobody was injured in the explosion, which occurred shortly after midnight local time and also shattered windows in a neighboring building, police said in a statement. “It is unclear what caused the detonation,” police said   Read More ...
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Italy draw Sweden in WCup playoff
Four-time winners Italy will play Sweden in a playoff for a place in the 2018 World Cup while the Republic of Ireland take on Denmark, following the draw Tuesday.Northern Ireland will tackle Switzerland and Croatia and Greece will contest the other two-legged Europe zone playoffs to be played between Nov. 9 and 14 .Gabriele Oriali, the Italy team manager who attended the draw in place of coach Gian Piero Ventura, said: "I think it could have been better   Read More ...
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History boys Italy draw Sweden in tricky World Cup playoff
History boys Italy draw Sweden in tricky World Cup playoff N Ireland will tackle Switzerland and Croatia to play Greece. PARIS: Four-time winners Italy will play Sweden in a playoff for a place in the 2018 World Cup while the Republic of Ireland take on Denmark, following the draw yesterday. Northern Ireland will tackle Switzerland and Croatia and Greece will contest the other two-legged Europe zone playoffs to be played between November 9 and November 14   Read More ...
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Viking textile did not feature word 'Allah', expert says
An expert has disputed claims that Allah's name was embroidered into ancient Viking burial clothes - a discovery hailed as "staggering" when Swedish researchers announced their findings last week. After reexamining the cloth, archaeologist Annika Larsson of Uppsala University claimed the silk patterns which were originally thought to be ordinary Viking Age decoration, showed a geometric Kufic script. The patterns were found on woven bands as well as items of clothing in two separate grave sites, prompting the suggestion that Viking funeral customs had been influenced by Islam   Read More ...
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Italy to face Sweden in World Cup playoff
Four-times world champions Italy were drawn against Sweden on Tuesday in their two-legged playoff for a place at next year’s World Cup. Italy, who last failed to qualify for the World Cup in 1958, will play the second leg at home in the most eye-catching of the four ties. Switzerland, who finished second in their qualifying group despite winning nine of their 10 games, were drawn against Northern Ireland, who last qualified in 1986, with the first match in Belfast   Read More ...
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Italy to face Sweden in World Cup playoff
ZURICH, (Reuters) - - Four-times world champions Italy were drawn against Sweden on Tuesday in their two-legged playoff for a place at next year's World Cup. Italy, who last failed to qualify for the World Cup in 1958, will play the second leg at home in the most eye-catching of the four ties. Switzerland, who finished second in their qualifying group despite winning nine of their 10 games, were drawn against Northern Ireland, who last qualified in 1986, with the first match in Belfast   Read More ...
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Quebec can learn from Swedish hospital on wait times
Quebec’s health minister recently gave an ultimatum to the province’s hospitals: under a proposed amendment, emergency room stays are to no longer exceed 24 hours. If Gaétan Barrette wants to achieve this objective, and even surpass it, he should take some inspiration from the performance of a certain Swedish hospital. Saint Göran is a Stockholm hospital funded by the government and run by Capio, a private multinational company   Read More ...
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‘Death cleaning’: The Swedish way to declutter
If your family doesn’t want your stuff when you’re alive, they sure won’t want it when you’re dead. That’s the blunt assessment of yet another self-help author from abroad who is trying to get Americans, who have an addiction to collecting and storage units, to clean up their acts. The latest volley in the decluttering business comes from Stockholm, where 80-ish artist Margareta Magnusson has just published a slim yet sage volume, “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning   Read More ...
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Manchester United give trial to Swedish teenager Rines Arifi
Manchester United have handed a trial to a 14-year-old Swedish youngster called Rines Arifi. The midfielder - who idolises Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo - will train with the club for a week later this month. Arifi plays for Husie IF’s youth teams and is looking forward to his trial. “It feels great and exciting,” Arifi told Lokaltidningen. “Manchester United have been my favourite team ever since I was little   Read More ...
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Swedish wine tasters crowned world's best at French contest
WINE tasters from Sweden toasted victory on Saturday after winning the fifth edition of an international blind tasting contest, leaving last year's top contenders China and France in the dust, organisers said. Held in Burgundy in France's famed Cote d'Or wine-growing region, the contest saw 24 teams from around the world vying against each other to identify a range of wines by country of origin, grape varieties, appellations and vintages   Read More ...
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Sweden ex-PM’s goofy PHOTO-BOMB of an interview will leave you ROFL-ing
In last few months, we have seen scores of bloopers on live television. From the famous BBC interview where kids interrupted their dad to a news anchor getting completely drenched by a wave, these instances have made the world laugh out loud. But have you ever seen a politician intentionally photobombing a live interview? Well, if you haven’t, then see this   Read More ...
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'Allah' is found on Viking funeral clothes, raising questions about Nordic identity
ENKOPING, Sweden – The discovery of Arabic characters that spell “Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes in boat graves in Sweden has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia. The grave where the costumes were found belonged to a woman dressed in silk burial clothes and was excavated from a field in Gamla Uppsala, north of Stockholm, in the 1970s, but its contents were not cataloged until a few years ago, said Annika Larsson, a textile archaeologist at Uppsala University   Read More ...
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‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes
Photo ENKOPING, Sweden — The discovery of Arabic characters that spell “Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes in boat graves in Sweden has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia. The grave where the costumes were found belonged to a woman dressed in silk burial clothes and was excavated from a field in Gamla Uppsala, north of Stockholm, in the 1970s, but its contents were not cataloged until a few years ago, Annika Larsson, a textile archaeologist at Uppsala University, said on Friday   Read More ...
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Swedish wine tasters crowned world's best at French contest
Wine tasters from Sweden toasted victory on Saturday after winning the fifth edition of an international blind tasting contest, leaving last year's top contenders China and France in the dust, organisers said. Held in Burgundy in France's famed Cote d'Or wine-growing region, the contest saw 24 teams from around the world vying against each other to identify a range of wines by country of origin, grape varieties, appellations and vintages   Read More ...
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Police in Sweden say terror not suspected in town shootings
STOCKHOLM — Police in southern Sweden say several people have been injured in a small town known for past gang violence and that the incident is not being investigated as terrorism. Police said two of the injured were hurt during a shooting and that a total of four people were taken to the hospital late Thursday. They said there was nothing about the outbreak of violence in central Trelleborg to suggest it was terror-related   Read More ...
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Sweden won't prosecute Italian stem cell scientist
By DAVID KEYTON Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) - Swedish prosecutors have abandoned an investigation against a disgraced Italian stem cell scientist suspected of involuntary manslaughter in connection with three patients who died after windpipe transplants. Prosecutor Jennie Nordin said it can't be proven that Dr. Paolo Macchiarini would be guilty of either causing another's death or causing bodily harm, so he is no longer a suspect   Read More ...
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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Swedish PM discuss investment prospects in state
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is on a visit to Sweden, Thursday met Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, discussing investment prospects in defence manufacturing, skill development and other sectors in the state. Fadnavis, accompanied by Union Minister of Trade and Commerce Suresh Prabhu, walked with Lofven to the venue of the India-Sweden Business Leaders’ Round Table. State Industry Minister Subhash Desai too attended the meeting that discussed possible partnerships with Sweden for projects in Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Auranagabad and Pune   Read More ...
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Sweden rules out charging disgraced Italian stem cell scientist linked to three windpipe transplant deaths
STOCKHOLM – Swedish prosecutors have abandoned an investigation against a disgraced Italian stem cell scientist suspected of involuntary manslaughter in connection with three patients who died after windpipe transplants. Prosecutor Jennie Nordin said it can’t be proven that Dr. Paolo Macchiarini would be guilty of either causing another’s death or causing bodily harm, so he is no longer a suspect. “We have been unable to prove that any crimes have been committed,” Nordin told a news conference Thursday   Read More ...
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Gunman opens fire on busy market in Trelleborg, Sweden
A gunman has opened fire on a market in the Swedish town of Trelleborg, injuring at least seven people. The attack happened on Thursday night local time, about 8am AEDT. Several people have been injured in Sweden after a gunman opened fire in the middle of a marketplace. pic.twitter.com/JJ97ltIXll. — 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) Swedish police confirmed a major police operation is under way   Read More ...
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Gunman opens fire on busy market in Trelleborg, Sweden
A gunman has opened fire on a market in the Swedish town of Trelleborg, injuring at least seven people. The attack happened on Thursday night local time, about 8am AEDT. Several people have been injured in Sweden after a gunman opened fire in the middle of a marketplace. pic.twitter.com/JJ97ltIXll. — 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) Swedish police confirmed a major police operation is under way   Read More ...
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Multiple people shot at 'several locations' in Swedish town of Trelleborg as police declare major incident
Multiple people have been shot after a gunman opened fire at several locations in a Swedish town. Armed police have cordoned off Trelleborg town centre where several people were found with gunshot injuries. The shooting is believed to have carried out in the old part of the town in an area surrounded by homes and shops. Swedish police said in a statement: "Police received several calls about a suspected shooting in central Trelleborg   Read More ...
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Swedish university finds Arabic characters in Viking Age script
Researchers working to recreate textile patterns for an exhibition in Sweden have discovered that the woven bands of silk in burial costumes found in Viking Age boatgraves contained inscription in Kufic, an ancient Arabic script. This information was shared by Sweden's Uppsala University in an article on its website after researchers behind the study showed that the words 'Allah' and 'Ali' are invoked in the patterns of the bands   Read More ...
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Swedish prosecutor says will not charge Italian stem cell surgeon
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish prosecutors said on Thursday they were ending without charges an investigation into surgeon Paolo Macchiarini after finding no legal evidence he caused the death of three patients. Macchiarini was hired by the Karolinska Institute and the Karolinska hospital in 2010 and carried out operations between 2011 and 2012 in which he transplanted synthetic tracheas coated with stem cells into three patients   Read More ...
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Sweden won't prosecute Italian stem cell scientist
By DAVID KEYTON Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) - Swedish prosecutors have abandoned an investigation against a disgraced Italian stem cell scientist suspected of involuntary manslaughter in connection with three patients who died after windpipe transplants. Prosecutor Jennie Nordin said it can't be proven that Dr. Paolo Macchiarini would be guilty of either causing another's death or causing bodily harm, so he is no longer a suspect   Read More ...
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Sweden won't prosecute Italian stem cell scientist
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say the investigation against a disgraced Italian stem cell scientist suspected of involuntary manslaughter in connection with three patients who died after windpipe transplants has been abandoned. Prosecutor Jennie Nordin says it can't be proven that Dr. Paolo Macchiarini would be guilty of either causing another's death or causing bodily harm, so he is no longer a suspect   Read More ...
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