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Alistair Scrutton

Wary of divided loyalties, a Baltic state reaches out to its Russians

Feb 24 2017

NARVA, Estonia It is a sign of the times in Estonia, a Baltic state always suspicious of the Kremlin's ambitions in the region, that Prime Minister Juri Ratas is learning Russian.

Britain's long-time ally Sweden sides with EU on Brexit

Nov 29 2016

STOCKHOLM Sweden will side with the rest of the European Union in talks with Britain about leaving the bloc, the Swedish minister for EU affairs and trade said on Tuesday, ending any hope Britain would get any special favor from one of its closest EU allies.

'White Helmets' say Aleppo residents 10 days from starvation

Nov 24 2016

STOCKHOLM The inhabitants of besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo have fewer than ten days to receive aid or face starvation and death from a lack of medical supplies, the head of the Syria Civil Defence, or "White Helmets", said on Thursday.

Pope Francis praises secular Sweden over asylum seekers

Nov 01 2016

MALMO, Sweden Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday for Sweden's tiny Catholic community, made up of many refugees and migrants, praising as "blessed" those in this overwhelmingly non-religious nation who take in asylum seekers. | Video

Into the heart of godlessness, Pope Francis heads for Sweden

Oct 27 2016

Usually feted ecstatically by Catholics across the world, Pope Francis may face a far more muted reception when he arrives next week in Sweden, one the world's most secular nations, with openly gay Lutheran bishops and special cemeteries for atheists.

Into the heart of godlessness, Pope Francis heads for Sweden

Oct 27 2016

STOCKHOLM Usually feted ecstatically by Catholics across the world, Pope Francis may face a far more muted reception when he arrives next week in Sweden, one the world's most secular nations, with openly gay Lutheran bishops and special cemeteries for atheists.

As Sweden tightens borders, an Afghan faces return to home he doesn't know

Oct 20 2016

KARLSHAMN, Sweden, Mohsen Naghawi says he is 18. At some point in the future, he fears, a plane will fly him to a violent country where he has never lived and has no family. If that happens, he will immediately look to escape. | Video

'Greatest living poet' Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize

Oct 13 2016

STOCKHOLM Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award. | Video

Volvo and Uber team up to develop self-driving cars

Aug 18 2016

STOCKHOLM Volvo Car Group has agreed a $300 million alliance with Uber to develop self-driving cars, the latest move by traditional vehicle manufacturers to team up with Silicon Valley firms seen as threats to their industry.

A tale of two Nordic EU referendums: A lesson for Brexit?

Apr 22 2016

STOCKHOLM/OSLO With Britain's noisy campaign over "Brexit" polarizing voters, tight referendums in Norway and Sweden over EU membership two decades ago offer lessons how "no scare" campaigns that shun the establishment can swing voters at the last minute.

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