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Student dies after being stabbed at Stockholm school

8 hours 24 min ago
A 17-year-old student, who arrived in Sweden as an unaccompanied refugee minor, died on Wednesday after being attacked stabbed at a school in southern Stockholm.

Swedish minister criticized for spending thousands on English language help

8 hours 34 min ago
Sweden's rural affairs minister has been criticized in Swedish media for racking up bills of hundreds of thousands of kronor to pay for language help in order to improve his English skills.

Why 16 fighter jets flew over Stockholm on Wednesday

10 hours 47 min ago
Stockholm residents may have been surprised to hear loud noise and see the sight of 16 fighter jets flying over the Swedish capital on December 13th, but it's nothing to be alarmed about.

Landmark court ruling could stop deportations of foreign workers from Sweden over technicalities

11 hours 32 min ago
Sweden's top court on migration cases has issued a landmark ruling which could put an end to the deportation of foreign professionals over minor errors in their work permits.

Sweden's 'Laser Man' killer goes on trial in Germany

15 hours 12 min ago
John Ausonius, one of Sweden's most notorious far-right killers has appeared in court in Germany for the first day of the trial over the murder of an Auschwitz survivor in Frankfurt 25 years ago.

Robbers 'saw through roof' of Swedish store to beat alarms and steal tobacco

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:58
Thieves used unconventional methods to rob a grocery store south of Stockholm on Tuesday night, cutting their way through the roof in order to avoid security alarms.

Swedish government wants new law to stop begging exploitation

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:10
The Swedish government wants to tighten laws in order to stop people from being exploited as beggars, creating a new crime of “human exploitation” as well as increasing the punishment for other crimes in the area.

Swedish truckmaker Scania appeals $1.03 billion EU fine for alleged price-fixing

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:19
Swedish truckmaker Scania said on Tuesday it had appealed against an 880 million euro ($1.03 billion) fine imposed by the European Commission for alleged price-fixing and attempts to dodge costs for stricter pollution rules.

Seven reasons why I will always love Christmas in Sweden

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:59
As a foreigner on Swedish soil it's tempting to miss home at this time of the year, but these days there are plenty of reasons I love being here for Christmas.

Amnesty condemns Iran death sentence for Swedish resident

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:07
Human rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday that Iran's courts had "run roughshod over the rule of law" by confirming the death sentence of an academic accused of espionage during nuclear talks with world powers.

Two men to appear in court over Gothenburg synagogue attack

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:54
The prosecutor has asked to have two men remanded in custody over an attack on a synagogue in Gothenburg, but says there may be more than a dozen perpetrators.

Why Sweden is no longer the world's 'goodest' country

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 06:53
Sweden is no longer the country making the most significant contribution to the greater good of humanity, according to an index in which Sweden dropped from first to sixth place in one year.

Swedish PM: 'Sweden has an anti-Semitism problem'

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:03
Swedish society has an anti-Semitism problem, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven told press in Paris, where he is participating in a climate meet to mark the anniversary of the 2015 Paris agreement.

Sweden's young voters see climate change and the environment as biggest issues

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:43
Swedish voters aged between 18 and 29 see climate change and the environment as the most important political issues, according to a new survey commissioned by radio station Sveriges Radio.

Onset of snow causes string of road accidents in southern Sweden

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:53
Sweden's national weather agency has warned that heavy snowfall is coming to the southern parts of the country, and police want drivers to be cautious after a night of accidents on the ice and tricky surfaces.

Police probe attempted arson against Jewish chapel in Malmö

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:18
Swedish police on Monday said they are probing an attempted arson against a Jewish chapel after a similar attack against a synagogue, which came in the wake of the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Opinion: 'Give half of research grants to women, then we'll have more women Nobel Prize winners'

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:59
After a Nobel banquet celebrating another year's crop of winners -- all of them male -- Swedish MP Linda Snecker argues that the country must do more to promote and recognize the scientific achievements of women.

Swedish women's handball team has viral hit with Zumba dance video

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:18
Fresh off the back of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the World Women's Handball Championship for the first time since 2001, the Swedish women's handball team have also chalked up a further success after one of their Instagram videos went viral.

Swedish giant-killers Östersund prepare to face Arsenal in Europa League

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:35
Arsenal's hopes of Europa League glory will be tested in the last 32 by Swedish minnows Östersund, ironically coached by the only English manager left in European competition and founded the same month Arsene Wenger took over the Gunners.

'All forms of anti-Semitic expression are unacceptable': Muslim and Jewish leaders react to anti-Semitic attacks in Sweden

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:05
Jewish and Muslim leaders say that there needs to be more dialogue between religious groups in Sweden about anti-Semitism, following a weekend marred by anti-Semitic incidents in the country.