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Sex offender convicted after getting caught with child on train in Sweden

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:01
A man was sentenced on Friday to two-and-a-half years in prison for sex offences against children, after a train attendant alerted officers to his suspicious behaviour.

Swedish contraception app reported after dozens fall pregnant

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 04:03
A Swedish contraception app has been reported to authorities after 37 users fell pregnant and had abortions.

Why Swedish cartoon hero Bamse appeared in a US Senate report

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:16
One of Sweden's most popular cartoon characters for over 50 years, Bamse the bear has now made perhaps his most unlikely appearance ever – in a US Senate report on Vladimir Putin’s "assault on democracy".

Sweden’s Armed Forces had a shortage of new troops in 2017

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:44
The number of people who signed up for the Swedish Armed Forces in 2017 fell below the required target.

Sami villages ask for emergency support as ice blocks reindeer from food

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 22:55
Several Sami villages have applied for emergency assistance to help their reindeer, as the layer of ice under the snow makes it difficult for the animals to find food in northern Sweden.

Assange becomes Ecuadorian citizen five years after fleeing Sweden probe

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 22:01
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has become a citizen of Ecuador more than five years after moving into its London embassy to escape arrest over a Swedish rape investigation that he claims is linked to his whistle-blowing activities.

Recipe: How to make Swedish potato and celeriac gratin

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:59
This tasty dish is a variation on the classic Swedish potato gratin. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe.

French prosecutors push for Ikea trial over spying charges

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:06
French prosecutors are pushing for Ikea France and 15 people, including police officials, to be put on trial on charges of spying on employees and customers, a source close to the inquiry said on Thursday.

Does Sweden's tax system really screw the rich?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 05:56
People tend to believe two things about Swedish taxes: firstly, that they are extremely high and, secondly, that Swedes pay them readily because of the high level of public services they receive in return and their commitment to the welfare state.

Stockholm's Vasa Museum sails into top spot on most-visited list

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:50
Stockholm's Vasa Museum, showcasing a well-preserved centuries-old shipwreck, is now the country’s most visited museum.

Ikea causes stir by asking customers to pee on their new ad

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:56
Swedish furniture giant Ikea made international headlines after asking customers to urinate on their new print advert if they want a discount when buying a crib.

Swedish unemployment drops in 2017

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:52
Unemployment in Sweden continued to decline during 2017, according to new stats from the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen).

Almost half of Swedes think racism will increase in the country

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:58
Almost half of Swedes surveyed in a new study said they think racism will grow in the country over the coming year, while a similar amount said they had witnessed it in the 12 months before.

Man killed by grenade in Stockholm suburb 'thought it was a toy'

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:11
The son of a man killed after picking up a hand grenade in a Stockholm suburb says his father thought the object was a toy.

10 telltale signs you've gone native in Sweden

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 21:59
Ever find yourself doing something more... Swedish than you expected, after a few years living in the country? You've probably gone native. Here are 10 signs it has happened.

Swedish chef creates hybrid 'nacho semla bun'

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 06:58
A Swedish pastry chef has combined two culinary traditions in his latest sweet creation: a bizarre-sounding, but apparently delicious, ‘nacho semla bun’.

Swedish police improve rape case processing rate, but violent crime slips

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 06:43
The number of cases processed by Sweden's police and sent to prosecutors increased in 2017 for the first time since 2010, with the rate improving considerably when it comes to rape cases.

Family found dead in 'tragic event' at home in southern Sweden

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:04
Police in southern Sweden have launched a preliminary investigation into murder after a family was found dead in Bjärred, near Lund.

Swedish government proposes ban on pet abandonment

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 02:49
People who abandon domestic animals would face harsher punishment under a new bill put forward by two Swedish ministers.

Sweden’s football association sticks boot in over match Denmark cancelled

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 02:24
Sweden has demanded compensation for a women’s World Cup qualification match cancelled by the Danish Football Association (Dansk Boldspil-Union, DBU) due to a dispute over pay.