Sweden says summons Chinese ambassador over jailing of Swedish book publisher | AFP

Sweden’s foreign ministry is summoning the Chinese ambassador after Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai was jailed in China for 10 years on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad. “We have been seeking confirmation from Chinese authorities and in this regard the state secretary here at the ministry of foreign affairs summoned the Chinese ambassador where we reiterated our demands that Gui Minhai be released,” spokesman Johan Ndisi told AFP. SOUNDBITE

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Greta Thunberg attends climate strike in Stockholm | AFP

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a strike for the climate event in central Stockholm, addressing young residents of the capital who came to see her speak.

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Will Ferrell’s exploration of truth and masculity

At the New York premiere of dramedy “Downhill,” stars Will Farrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus discuss the themes of the film – an adaptation of Swedish film “Force Majeure,” in which a father abandons his family as an avalanche hits their chalet. (Feb. 13)

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Brexit: Europe on the menu at British pub in Paris | AFP

With mere hours to go until Britain splits from the European Union, the Bombardier pub in Paris is serving up European dishes like Hungarian Goulash and Swedish meatballs in honour of the continent, one final ‘adieu’ before Brexit.

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Greta Thunberg says climate demands ‘completely ignored’ at Davos | AFP

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks alongside other young activists at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She says their climate demands have been “completely ignored” coming into the Davos Forum. SOUNDBITE

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Trump rejects environmental ‘prophets of doom’ | AFP

US President Donald Trump lashes out at the “perennial prophets of doom” who warn that the world is in the throes of a major environmental crisis, as he addresses an audience in Davos including Swedish teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg. SOUNDBITE

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Sweden holds memorial for victims of Iran plane crash | AFP

Members of Sweden’s government and royal family attend a memorial service for victims of the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran after being hit by an Iranian missile. The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737, which had been bound for Kiev, slammed into a field shortly after taking off from Tehran last Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board, including 17 Swedish residents. IMAGES of the beginning of the service

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Koenigsegg, a supercar challenging Swedish sterotypes | AFP

For a quarter century, Koenigsegg has been making supercars for a niche market typically reserved for Italian luxury brands, while challenging perceptions of Swedish modesty.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue vandalised in hometown | AFP

The statue of footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue in his hometown of Malmo, Sweden was vandalised overnight Saturday, with vandals cutting the feet off. The statue has been the target of numerous attacks since the Swedish footballer invested in Stockholm-based Hammarby, angering supporters of Malmo FF, the club where he began his professional career.

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Bolsonaro mocks Macron over fires in Australia | AFP

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro mocks his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg in his first video address of the year.

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FILE: Greta Thunberg, the world’s youthful climate conscience | AFP

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who became the voice of a generation facing the climate change emergency, is named Time magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year.

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The carbon cycle | AFP Animé

Videographic looking at CO2. Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday accused wealthier nations of inventing ways to avoid slashing their greenhouse gas emissions, branding their climate action “misleading” at a summit in Madrid.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Handke faces protests at Nobel Prize ceremony | AFP

Hundreds of demonstrators gather in central Stockholm to protest the award of the Nobel literature prize to Peter Handke as the author collected his award in the Swedish capital. Handke faced protests and boycotts over his backing of Serbia during the wars in ex-Yugoslavia.

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Thunberg urges action at COP25 summit

Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon, Portugal on her way to the upcoming COP25 UN climate change conference in Madrid, Spain. The Swedish teen said she plans to keep pressing political leaders to make climate change their top priority. (Dec. 4)

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Greta Thunberg: Sustainable living should be easier

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived by catamaran in the port of Lisbon after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from the United States.
The Swedish teen sailed to the Portuguese capital before heading to neighboring Spain to attend the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Madrid. She told supporters that it should be easier for people to live in a more sustainable way.

Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon to attend climate summit in Madrid | AFP

Swedish teen eco-warrior Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon, Portugal, after crossing the Atlantic in a catamaran to attend a UN climate change summit in Madrid. Thunberg, 16, has become the face of young peoples’ demands for climate action and made a point of making the journey back from September’s New York climate summit by sea rather than fuel-guzzling plane. IMAGES

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Puppy found in permafrost believed to be 18,000 years old

Scientists in Russia display a puppy found preserved in permafrost in eastern Siberia believed to be 18,000 years old. It was found remarkably well-preserved with fur, teeth and even whiskers. Radiocarbon dating was carried out by Swedish scientists. (Dec. 2)

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Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape probe | AFP

Sweden’s prosecution authority says it had dropped its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, despite prosecutors finding the plaintiff’s claim “credible”.

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Greta Thunberg: Trump is ‘so extreme’ that he helps climate activists | AFP

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg tells AFP that US President Donald Trump’s climate change denial is “so extreme” that it has helped galvanise the movement to halt long term planetary warning. She was speaking to AFP on the eve of her departure from North America where she has spent almost three months.

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Greta hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has hitched a renewable-energy ride aboard a catamaran that will take her across the Atlantic for a climate-change meeting in Europe. (Nov. 13)

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Greta Thunberg: Trump ‘so extreme’ on climate he’s waking people up | AFP

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg says US President Donald Trump’s climate change denialism is “so extreme” that it has helped galvanize the movement to halt long-term global warming. She was speaking on the eve of her departure from North America where she has spent almost three months.

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Teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg attends climate action rally | AFP

While in Los Angeles, teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg attends a school strike and climate action rally. IMAGES

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