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North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho (centre) leaves  Swedish government buildings in central Stockholm on Friday. Photograph: Vilhelm Stokstad/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden’s foreign minister has held what she called “good and constructive” talks with her North Korean counterpart amid growing speculation about a po(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

Ukraine’s foreign ministry has  ordered its embassies to find Gazprom assets around the world with a view to potential legal action to seize them

Ukraine is to seize assets belonging to Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom in a deepening legal dispute that has stoked fears of supply dis(...)

Ian Doyle, head chef of Oaxen Krog in Stockholm, is designing an Irish food and beer menu which will be served at the Guinness Storehouse during the St Patrick’s Festival. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Irish chef Ian Doyle, who heads the kitchen at Oaxen Krog in Stockholm, and previously worked at Noma in Copenhagen, is collaborating with the Guinnes(...)

 Lead vocalist and guitarist James Hetfield of US heavy metal band Metallica: “Not since Wagner’s emotional turmoil and Tchaikovsky’s cannons has anyone created music that is so physical and furious, and yet still so accessible,” the Polar Prize judges said. Photograph: Sven Hoppe/EPA

Metallica have been named recipients of Sweden’s Polar prize, considered one of music’s most prestigious awards. The Los Angeles four-piece are the fi(...)

Photograph: Graham Barclay/Bloomberg News.

Hennes and Mauritz forecast that sales at its brick-and-mortar stores will return to growth next year as it tries to lure consumers back to shopping c(...)

Ingvar Kamprad, founder of Swedish multinational furniture retailer IKEA, stands outside the company’s head office in Almhult, Sweden in 2002. Photograph: Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP

Ingvar Kamprad, the Ikea founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died aged 91, the company said. Ike(...)

A Swedish study   on more than 43,000 men  found that how much a person drinks in their late teens can predict the risk of developing cirrhosis later in life. Photograph: iStock

Daily alcohol consumption even at very low levels early in life may significantly increase the risk of alcoholic liver disease in men, a new study sug(...)

Swedish police investigate the area outside Vårby Gård station in Stockholm, where two people were injured, one fatally, in an explosion. Photograph: TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery/AFP/Getty Images

One man died after an explosion outside an underground station in Stockholm on Sunday, Swedish police have said, adding that they did not believe the (...)

The Department of Foreign Affairs was “deeply concerned” about being named as a major arms exporter. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The Department of Foreign Affairs was “deeply concerned” that a Swedish peace research organisation referred to Ireland as “the 15th most important ar(...)

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