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A woman and her dog are rescued by the RNLI or Royal National Lifeboat Institute, from floods as heavy seas and high tides sweep across the country, in Rhyl, Wales, Thursday Dec. 5, 2013.  (AP Photo/PA,  Peter Byrne)

Thousands in UK face another day of flooding

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of people in Britain mopped up flooded homes on Friday after a powerful storm that scoured northern Europe with hurricane-force gusts kicked up the biggest tidal surge in 60 years, swamping […]

12/06/2013

Reporters look at the first production Nevs (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) Saab 9-3 Aero at the Trollhattan factory in Sweden, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/TT, Bjorn Larsson Rosvall)

Saab is back: First cars produced under new owners

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two and a half years after Saab shut down production due to financial trouble, the Swedish car rolled a new sedan off its assembly lines in Trollhattan, in south-west Sweden, on Monday. […]

12/02/2013

The North Korean Arirang smartphone.  (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

Smartphones seen tripling to 5.6 billion by 2019

  STOCKHOLM (AP) — The number of smartphones is forecast to triple to 5.6 billion globally by 2019, accounting for more than 60 percent of cellphones. Sweden’s Ericsson AB, the world’s largest maker of telecommunications […]

11/11/2013

Pre-Viking Age monuments uncovered in Sweden

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Archaeologists in Sweden said Thursday they have unearthed the remains of unusually large wooden monuments near a pre-Viking Age burial ground. As archaeologists dug in preparation for a new railway line, they […]

10/17/2013

An elderly man listens to a speaker at a political rally in New Delhi in a Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 photo. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Global study: World not ready for aging population

The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder […]

10/14/2013

Moon jellyfish are pictured in an aquarium of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Wave of jellyfish shuts down Swedish nuke reactor

It wasn’t a tsunami but it had the same effect: A huge cluster of jellyfish forced one of the world’s largest nuclear reactors to shut down — a phenomenon that marine biologists say could become […]

10/01/2013

A chart outlining the UN’s social and economic well being rankings for those age 60 and over;

Global study: World not ready for aging population

The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder […]

09/30/2013

From left to right, Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Scmidt, Finland's President Sauli Niinisto, President Barack Obama, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Norwegian Prime Minister Jen Stoltenberg and Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur Davio Gunnlaugsson, pose for a group photo at the Sager House in Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama defends NSA surveillance programs anew

STOCKHOLM (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended anew the United States’ controversial surveillance programs, trying to reassure Europeans that the National Security Agency’s spying apparatus acts in limited fashion to root out threats […]

09/04/2013

Dr. Ruth Westheimer shown signing a copy of her book in New York on April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Sex after heart attack? Docs urged to give advice

CHICAGO (AP) — Many heart specialists are hardly Dr. Ruth — sex is not something they relish bringing up with patients. But new guidance says they should, early and often, to let survivors know intimacy […]

07/29/2013

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Helicopter lands in NYC’s Hudson River; all safe

NEW YORK (AP) – New York authorities say a helicopter carrying four Swedish tourists has landed in the Hudson River off Manhattan, but everyone has been rescued. The incident happened shortly before noon Sunday in […]

06/30/2013

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