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The building, which dates back to the 18th century and has almost 600 rooms, is being fitted out with enough solar panels to meet more than 10 percent of its annual power demand. With Sweden targeting to get all its power from renewable energy by 2040, King Carl XVI Gustaf wants to make sure he ... Stockholm

The body of Avicii will be flown home to Sweden this week, police confirm to PEOPLE. On Friday, the 28-year-old Swedish deejay and producer (born Tim Bergling) was found dead in Muscat, Oman, where he was on holiday. "He is survived by his parents, two brothers and sister -- who are all ...
BACKAKRA, Sweden – The U.N. secretary-general and ambassadors from countries on the Security Council assembled Saturday in Sweden for an informal meeting on weighty international issues, including developments on the Korean Peninsula and in Syria. The annual joint brainstorming session for ...
Conversely, more people think immigration is an overall benefit to Sweden than those who think it is detrimental. Six out of ten people who participated in the poll, carried out by market research firm Ipsos on behalf of newspaper Dagens Nyheter, said that Sweden should accept fewer refugees than current ...
Denniz Pop later recruited Max Martin, who has become one of the most popular songwriters, not just in Sweden, but globally, having won awards for songs he has penned. Some of the UK and US' biggest artists have been going to Sweden to record songs - which all started at Cheiron - that are so catchy ...

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Nicole O'Sullivan, originally from Midleton, Co Cork, who is working as a project manager in international marketing for Universal Music in Sweden ...
The penalties for weapons crimes in Sweden were already increased at the turn of the year, but further tightening could be on the table following a ... “We have to ensure we stop more weapons from entering Sweden, and that there are serious consequences if you take illegal weapons into Sweden,” ...
A stark rise in incidents involving hand grenade explosions has become emblematic of the wider rise in violent crime in Swedish cities, report James Clayton and Caitlin Hanrahan for BBC Newsnight. Daniel Cuevas Zuniga was cycling home from a night shift in southern Stockholm in January when he ...
A man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies has likely fled to Sweden after breaking out of a prison in Iceland, officials said Wednesday. Swedish police spokesman Stefan Dangardt said no arrest has been made in Sweden but ...
By Shannon Tellis With China levying a hefty environmental tax on businesses and public institutions that discharge pollutants in a bid to curb pollution by 2020, let's take a look at some other countries that are also taxing their way to a better world. 1/5. ThinkStock Photos ...
Sweden has unveiled a new stretch of road which allows, for the first time, cars and trucks to charge their batteries while driving. 1.2 miles (2km) of electric rail has been installed between an airport cargo terminal and a logistics depot near Stockholm. The road works by hooking up cars to the ground rail via ...
Instead of sitting around waiting for your electric car to charge, wouldn't it be great to charge while driving? That's now possible in Sweden, sort of. Swedish authorities have modified about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) of road to charge moving vehicles, reports The Guardian, but said vehicles have to be ...
The Swedes took it in stride. Now it looks as if investors could be underappreciating a Swedish strength: its big banks. This could also be temporary. Sweden's big-bank stocks have slumped over the past year, weighed down in part by worries about their exposure to a domestic housing market that, after a ...
Sweden on Thursday circulated a draft UN resolution on sending a UN mission to Syria to rid the country of chemical weapons "once and for all", according to the text obtained by AFP. The proposal was presented as the Security Council met behind closed doors to discuss the threat of military action ...
One way to keep electric vehicles (EVs) charged is to build facilities similar to gas stations where you pull over and plug in to re-energize your battery. But you need land to build such a facility, and the stops cost drivers time. Another way is to electrify the road, eliminating the need for stops and keeping the ...
Stopping to charge up your electric vehicle wastes a fair bit more time than stopping to top off a gas tank. So why bother stopping at all? Sweden has opened up what The Guardian is calling the world's first stretch of electrified road. While it's just a proof of concept for now, this 1.2-mile stretch of juiced-up ...

The world's first electric road, which can charge commercial and passenger vehicles while on the move, has opened in Sweden. The 2km stretch outside Sweden's Arlanda Airport was inaugurated on Wednesday in a ceremony attended by Sweden's infrastructure minister Tomas Eneroth and Lena Erixon, ...
A Tibetan leader says she hopes other countries will follow Sweden's example by prosecuting alleged spies who give China information on exiled Tibetans. On Wednesday, Sweden charged a Tibetan man, Dorjee Gyantsan, with espionage. China allegedly paid him for personal information about fellow ...
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish authorities have issued a warning to civilian maritime traffic on the Baltic Sea due to the Russian Navy's military drills and missile tests this week. Marie Hallerfelt of the Swedish Maritime Administration says Tuesday that Russian artillery exercises in three separate areas in the ...
When Steve Bannon visits Sweden in the spring – if indeed he does – he will presumably hole up in a Stockholm hotel to receive like-minded anti-establishment conservatives and plot Trumpian tumult in northern Europe. The Sweden Democrats have said that meeting Bannon isn't top priority but someone ...
In a botched attempt at hospitality, the Big Board marked the occasion by flying the red and white flag of Switzerland outside its building at 11 Wall Street — but Spotify has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. The error was quickly corrected, with a blue and yellow Swedish flag taking the place of the ...
But the move could also have the effect of rerouting travellers through Denmark, according to shares analyst Jacob Pedersen of Danish bank Sydbank. “There is no doubt that the pendulum will swing away from Sweden and Norway, which has also recently introduced an aviation tax, when airlines are ...
Yet in Sweden this apparent fantasy is close to becoming a reality. Cash transactions account for only 1.4 per cent of the value of all payments and the country is forecast to become cashless by 2030. Market traders, churches and homeless magazine vendors all accept card and phone payments. More than ...
But that could mean that conversion to cleaner private transport in Sweden could take longer, says industry organisation Bil Sweden. Almost half of all used electric cars exported from Sweden in 2016 were destined for Norway. That figure was even higher for hybrid vehicles. Two thirds of used motors of ...
In the new proposal sexual consent is identified as the obvious: it must be voluntary. After having a relatively broad definition of rape, Sweden joins Britain and Canada in their tighter laws, where the lack of consent, even without violence, is enough to constitute a crime. Accordingly, convicting a perpetrator ...
There is a long list of non-prescription medication available in Sweden that can be used to alleviate the symptoms of a pollen allergy. The most common starting point is antihistamine tablets, but depending on the symptoms you may also want to use Cortisone nasal spray for congestion, and eye drops ...
"The report shows that despite Sweden being considered a world leader in children's rights there are major shortcomings when it comes to asylum seeking children and their rights. It can look good on paper, but in reality there are significant weaknesses," Unicef Sweden's Christina Heilborn said in a ...
RUV said this possibly referred to Sweden and Denmark because they too are playing in Russia. "The Icelandic government has not made any decisions on possible measures in the wake of the attack but will continue to elaborate and consult with its closest neighbours and allies," the foreign ministry said ...
Sweden may not have an obvious link to the development of relations between the US and North Korea, but as tensions between the two bigger nations escalate, the tiny Nordic country could play a key part in resolving the situation. The Local explains Sweden's potential role as a mediator. READ » ...
"We are aware of this and are taking measures," Farshad Shadloo, spokesman at Google in Sweden, told AFP without providing any details. Dagens Nyheter reported that the company has adjusted its algorithms to change this specific news search function. "Sometimes search results that both we and ...
Sweden's government wants to add supply to a housing market that's just gone through its biggest price slump in a decade. The Social Democrat-led ruling coalition is intending to make property construction a key plank of its campaign ahead of the September election, according to Peter Eriksson, the ...
Sweden's national weather agency SMHI issued a class-one (the least serious warning on a scale from one to three) warning for northern parts of central Sweden on Sunday evening and Monday. It said that between 10 and 20 centimetres of snow could fall in some regions by late Monday. On Monday ...
So I'm half Swedish and half Russian in my mentality – and after three months in Sweden I come back to Russia and so many things have changed, small details. It could be a simple as a new museum or a new festival – you come back as a tourist, and you have to get used to it again. For about one month ...
Another investigation by broadcaster SVT revealed that there's a severe shortage of qualified teachers in Sweden, particularly in more rural areas. In primary schools, an increasing number of children are expected to enroll over the next five years, while many working teachers will retire during the same ...
Sweden and Finland have been on their way up for 10,000 years. During the last Ice Age, massive glaciers formed all over Scandinavia, and they were so heavy that their weight warped the surface of the earth, pushing it down into the viscous mantle. When the ice melted, "post-glacial rebound" began, and ...
Sweden is a nation known for its exorbitant personal income tax rates, its generous welfare state and obnoxious pop music. It is also, increasingly, known for producing innovative, world beating companies. As Australia continues its desperate, tiresome and necessary struggle to become more innovative ...
Business News in Brief: Denmark unlikely to adopt Sweden's air travel tax ... Sweden's new tax on air travel has raised fears a similar initiative might be introduced in Denmark. ... Introduced in Sweden on April 1 in recognition of the high level of airline emissions, it passes on the cost to the passenger.
So the idea is to show Sweden that we have something else beside the beach, the water and the food." "I love the films we're showing: the three I like most are 'Cholo', 'Ama-San' and 'Who is Barbara Virginia?' (a documentary about the first woman to direct a film in Portugal). They're all really good," she ...
The Local has been giving the world the story of Sweden for the past 14 years, and we know that the news and information we provide makes a real difference to the lives of our readers. But here's the thing: advertising revenues across the media industry – the revenues that keep us going – are more ...
The Local has been giving the world the story of Sweden for the past 14 years, and we know that the news and information we provide makes a real difference to the lives of our readers. But here's the thing: advertising revenues across the media industry – the revenues that keep us going – are more ...
FI's policies include increasing the number of UN quota refugees taken in by Sweden, removing obstacles to family reunification, giving amnesty to refugees who have waited for a long time to have their cases settled and reintroducing permanent residency as the normal form in humanitarian cases.
Waiting times for verdicts on humanitarian protection have been high since 2015, the peak year for arrivals of asylum seekers in Europe, when 163,000 people sought asylum in Sweden. Although fewer arrivals were registered in 2016 and 2017, processing times continued to increase, reports Sveriges ...
In a triumph over South Korea's much-loved "Garlic Girls," the Swedish women's curling team won a gold medal. The game was one of Swedish vengeance. Nearly every time South Korea put a stone in a promising position, Sweden deftly took it out. By the fifth round, Sweden was up 4-1. Their tactics kept ...
With the King of Sweden and Ivanka Trump looking on — and bolstered by social media messages from actor Mr. T., NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers and speedskater Dan Jansen — Shuster skipped the Americans from a 2-4 record at the start of pool play to five wins in a row, starting with a victory over ...
South Korea's women's curling team picked a bad time to have their worst end of the PyeongChang games. Trailing by two in the seventh, Korean skip EunJung Kim missed a takeout attempt with her last rock to leave two Swedish stones lying in the house. Sweden's Anna Hasselborg turned those two into ...
Led by John Shuster, the U.S. broke out late to upset Sweden, which had lost only two games in South Korea coming into the final. For the U.S., the gold medal win is all the more shocking because for a long stretch during the Olympic tournament, Shuster's team was constantly on the verge of elimination.
Sweden held their nerve on the shooting range to complete a surprise win in the men's 4x7.5km relay at PyeongChang 2018 on Friday 23 February. Posting a winning time of one hour, 15 minutes and 16.5 seconds at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre, the Swedes won by 55.5 seconds from Norway, with ...
In a group effort, and an offensive one at that, Finland thorougly dominated Sweden 7-2 in the women's quarterfinals at Gangneug Hockey Centre in PyeongChang. With the win, Noora Raty surpassed Swiss goaltender Florence Shelling for most wins in the tournament. Raty has tied the Olympic record for ...
Anna Shokhina had four points as Russia's offense finally showed up, and Finland simply outclassed Sweden start to finish. By Baseball Annie@Baseball_Annie_ Feb 17, 2018, 1:14am EST. Share Tweet Share. Share. Pyeongchang 2018: Russia dominates Switzerland 6-2, Finland flattens Sweden 7-2. tweet share Reddit ...


 

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