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Swedish telecom giants Tele2 and Com Hem to merge

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:50
Tele2 and Com Hem, two of Sweden’s biggest telecom companies, have announced they plan to merge and create a new joint venture.

Swedish startup's 'UFO' turns heads at Vegas electronics show

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:54
Swedish beauty startup Foreo is launching a "UFO" to make salon-style face mask treatments as much a part of people's days as brushing teeth.

Sweden warns cutting US aid to Palestinians would be 'destabilizing' for Middle East

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:18
Sweden, a big donor country that has recognized Palestine as a state, warned Tuesday that any US decision to withdraw funds to the UN agency for Palestinians would be destabilizing for the Middle East.

12 things you must do in Sweden in 2018

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 21:59
Each month brings its share of unique activities in Sweden. Here are our picks for enjoying 2018 the Swedish way.

Stockholm subway station explosion was a hand grenade, police confirm

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 06:42
An explosion at a suburban Stockholm subway station which left a man dead was caused by a hand grenade, police confirmed on Tuesday.

Number of asylum requests in Sweden hits eight-year low

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 05:36
The number of asylum seekers arriving in Sweden reached an eight-year low in 2017, according to data from the Migration Agency, which also announced it has cleared its backlog.

Swedish government orders investigation into rise in reported rapes

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 02:53
Sweden's government has ordered the country's National Council on Crime Prevention (Brå) to look into why the number of reported rapes in the country has increased.

The Weeknd to end H&M partnership over 'monkey' ad controversy

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 02:34
Canadian singer The Weeknd has ended his partnership with H&M after the Swedish clothing giant caused outrage by releasing an advert featuring a black child wearing a "coolest monkey in the jungle" hoodie.

Sweden to recalculate wolf numbers using excrement

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:53
Sweden's Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvärdsverket) is trialing a new method of calculating the country's stock of wild wolves: collecting and analysing their excrement.

Man killed in Rinkeby restaurant shooting

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:00
A man has been killed in a shooting at a restaurant in Stockholm suburb Rinkeby.

H&M removes ad after racism accusation

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:05
Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz on Monday apologised and removed an advertisement of a black child after the company was accused of being racist on social media.

Opinion: Stop whining at work, Swedes!

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 21:59
Whining at work isn’t just bad for your colleagues, it’s bad for your health and a key goal for 2018 should be eliminating it from Swedish workplaces, argues author Christina Stielli.

Hospital issues visiting guidelines as measles outbreak grows to 22 cases

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 06:54
Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska University Hospital on Monday urged people not to come to hospital unless it is necessary, as a measles outbreak grew to 22 confirmed cases.

Man faces trial over knife attack on Stockholm police officer

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 06:09
A man faces trial over a knife attack on a police officer in central Stockholm last year.

Gothenburg man suspected of killing Australian appears in court

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 03:33
A 27-year-old man has been remanded in custody on suspicion of stabbing an Australian citizen to death in Gothenburg just before Christmas.

Sweden's PM and EU Minister star in Mission Impossible spoof

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 03:27
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and EU and Trade Minister Ann Linde are two of the unlikely performers appearing in a new Mission Impossible spoof produced by the country's embassy in Chile.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic hits out at 'undercover racism' in Swedish media

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 02:23
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accused Swedish media of racism in an interview on French TV.

Drug-related deaths down in Sweden

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 23:51
The number of drug-related deaths in Sweden declined last year, reversing a decade-long trend.

Skarsgård wins Golden Globe for 'Big Little Lies' performance

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 23:08
Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård was one of the big winners at the 75th Golden Globes, claiming the Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in hit series 'Big Little Lies'.

Woman dies in Swedish diving accident

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:16
A woman has died in a diving accident at the Tuna-Hästberg mine near Borlänge, central Sweden.