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German FA suspends staff who 'rubbed it in' against Sweden

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 03:06
The German Football Association (DFB) has suspended two of its backroom staff for Wednesday's crunch World Cup clash against South Korea following an angry exchange with the Sweden bench.

'When Durmaz took us to the World Cup he was a hero, now he makes a mistake he's the other'

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 01:56
Online abuse targeting Swedish footballer Jimmy Durmaz has highlighted an undercurrent of racism in Swedish society, but a strong backlash against the comments is a sign of progress, historian and writer David Lindén tells The Local.

Sweden reclaims title as 'world's most reputable country'

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 01:37
Sweden is the country with the best international reputation, according to a new report released by the Reputation Institute, which saw the Scandinavian nation climb two places from the previous year's ranking.

Rising sea level a 'serious issue' for southern Sweden

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 23:11
The coast of southern Sweden is already seeing the effects of the rising sea level today, and with a further increase of up to one metre expected by the turn of the next century, it could soon have major consequences.

'Everyone misses Zlatan, but he does not fit into our new team': Ibrahimovic on the mind for Sweden at the World Cup

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 22:30
Zlatan Ibrahimovic retired from international football two years ago but Sweden's former talisman looms over their World Cup campaign like only he can.

Why Swedish-American culture can help build bridges for new immigrants

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 21:59
What does it mean to be a Swedish-American? The depends on who you ask. American historical writer Victoria Martinez, who now lives in Småland, Sweden, gets to the heart of the matter.

'We will lick our wounds and come back': Sweden prepare for crucial Mexico show-down

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 21:55
Sweden coach Janne Andersson must find a way to pick up his deflated players following their devastating defeat to Germany in a World Cup Group F that stands tantalisingly poised.

Five of the best student-friendly places to eat in Uppsala

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 05:52
Uppsala is a charming town north of Stockholm, and what makes it unique is the number of students. About 25 percent of the city studies at Uppsala University, and as a result many places offer good food for a price that won't break the bank. Here are five of the best.

Three men sentenced over attack on Gothenburg synagogue

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 05:50
A Gothenburg district court has sentenced three men for hate crimes over a Molotov cocktail attack on a synagogue in the western Swedish city in December 2017.

Fifa opens case against Germany staff accused of 'rubbing it in Sweden's faces'

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 03:20
Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against two of the German national team's staff after they ran towards the Sweden bench making gestures and applauding ironically following the reigning world champions' last-second victory over the Nordic nation on Saturday.

Summer returns to Sweden with 'above average' temperatures forecast for end of June

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 01:50
After a cool and rainy Midsummer weekend in many parts of Sweden, more summery weather is set to return for the final days of June.

Breaking down the cost of healthcare in different countries

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 00:40
Ever wonder where illness or injury abroad may set you back the most? Find out how much expats can expect to pay for various medical procedures in different countries. Hint: prices aren’t all the same.

Attempted murder investigation launched following Halmstad shooting

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 23:27
Two men have been arrested in absentia after a man was shot and injured in Halmstad, southern Sweden on Sunday evening.

Lengthened journey times as Stockholm Central Station works begin

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:42
Passengers travelling from Stockholm's biggest station face major disruption from today as trains heading south through the capital skip stopping at Stockholm Central Station to allow track renovation work to be carried out.

'I am Swedish and proud to play for Sweden': Backed by Sweden squad, Durmaz blasts racists

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:01
Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz has denounced as "unacceptable" messages of racial hatred and even death threats he received after giving away the foul that led to Toni Kroos's late winner for Germany at the World Cup.

Ikea set for long-awaited debut in India

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 05:34
After a multi-year effort, Swedish furniture giant Ikea is finally set to open its first ever warehouse in India.

Sweden's Durmaz faces online racial abuse after World Cup loss

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 03:45
Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz faced a wave of racial hatred and even death threats after he gave away the foul that led to Toni Kroos's late winner for Germany at the World Cup.

Sweden hit out at Germans for 'rubbing it in' with World Cup celebrations

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 17:49
Fuming Sweden coach Janne Andersson accused Germany of "rubbing it in our faces" as they celebrated the dramatic late goal from Toni Kroos that gave them a 2-1 win in their crucial World Cup clash in Sochi on Saturday.

Germany rescue World Cup hopes with dramatic win over Sweden

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 13:21
Toni Kroos rescued holders Germany from the brink of an unthinkable early World Cup exit here Saturday, curling home a sensational winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time to seal a 2-1 win over Sweden.

Few violent crimes mar ‘quiet’ Midsummer celebrations

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 05:23
Rape, arson and another Malmö shooting were reported during Sweden’s Midsummer celebrations on Friday night, but most police regions summed up the big holiday as "a regular weekend".

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