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 Sweden has no plans to join NATO

 Sweden has no plans to join NATO, the country's prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, said on Tuesday while presenting the new government's policy. "Our non-participation in military alliances serves our country well …

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Swedish 'Mohammad' cartoonist killed in car crash

Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who stirred worldwide controversy in 2007 with drawings depicting the Prophet Mohammad with the body of a dog, was killed in a car crash near the southern town of Markaryd on Sunday, police said. Vilks, 75, …

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Swedish parliamentarian elected OSCE PA President

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly today elected a new President along with several new Bureau members. Former PA Vice-President Margareta Cederfelt (Sweden) was elected Assembly President, and new Vice-Presidents include Pia Kauma …

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Swedish Prime Minister resigns

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Monday he had handed in his notice of resignation, giving parliament's speaker the job of finding a new premier after the Social Democrat leader lost a vote of no-confidence last week. …

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Spain draws with Sweden 0-0 in Euro 2020

Spain dominated their opening Euro 2020 Group E game against Sweden but could only come away with a 0-0 draw after Janne Andersson's side showed little ambition in going forward on a sweltering Monday evening. The Spaniards …

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Uzbekistan to open an embassy in Sweden

The President of Uzbekistan has signed a decree on the establishment of the country’s diplomatic mission in Sweden, Trend reports citing Kun.uz. The embassy’s activities will be aimed at developing bilateral …

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Nobel Prize hall to become COVID-19 vaccination venue

Stockholm's Blue Hall, where leading scientists, politicians and royalty gather for the glittering Nobel Prize banquet, will be used to vaccinate the Swedish capital's citizens against COVID-19, a city commissioner said on Wednesday. …

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Europe introduces lockdown on Christmas

Italy has ordered a nationwide lockdown over much of the Christmas and New Year period in an effort to combat a rise in coronavirus cases, BBC writes in the article Covid: Italy latest European country to order Christmas lockdown. The country will be under "red-zone" restrictions over the public holidays, with non-essential shops, restaurants and bars closed, and Italians only allowed to travel for work, health and emergency reasons. Limited home visits will be allowed

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