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Brexit vote
Poll: Sweden still wants to stay in EU after Brexit vote
Most Swedes polled don't want a referendum on EU membership. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

A post-Brexit poll shows that the majority of Swedes would still vote to stay in the EU.

Sweden murder probe after refugee centre death
One person had been detained and other potential witnesses were being questioned. Photo: TT

Swedish police on Sunday launched a murder investigation after a young woman was found dead at a shelter housing asylum-seekers.

Sweden trials electrified highway for trucks
The truck draws power as it moves at speeds of up to 90km/h (56mph) while putting out no emissions. Photo: Scania AB

The Swedish truck firm Scania, in partnership with German engineering company, Siemens, is developing the world’s first “eHighway”, a four kilometre stretch of highway north of Stockholm.

Here's how much alcohol Swedes drink on Midsummer
Systembolaget is a busy place around Midsummer. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Swedes are known for letting loose on Midsummer, but the most recent figures from the country's state-run alcohol monopoly may surprise you.

Euro 2016
Swedish actor's rant: What the hell is Belgium?
Peter Stormare, picture here wearing a Swedish football kit in 2008. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Swedish actor Peter Stormare has stirred the pot ahead of Sweden's must-win match in Euro 2016 on Wednesday evening.

Sweden votes in favour of tough new residency laws
The Riksdag approved tougher asylum laws on Tuesday. Photo: Foto Mats Andersson/Scanpix/TT

The Riksdag has voted through law changes designed to reduce the number of people seeking asylum in Sweden.

Why Sweden's Royal Opera will host Pride Week weddings
The Gold Foyer at Stockholm's Royal Swedish Opera. Photo: Kungliga Operan

Stockholm's grand Royal Opera building will become a pop-up wedding venue for a day during Pride Week, complete with celebrity registrars.

Sweden 'should be ashamed' after students cleared of rape
Elisabeth Masse Fritz. Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT

One of Sweden’s most high-profile lawyers, Elisabeth Massi Fritz, has reacted furiously after four young men were cleared of raping a young woman on a passenger ferry.

Criminals active in Swedish asylum accommodation
Organized crime groups are active in asylum residencies across large stretches of Sweden. Photo: Roger Nilsson/TT

Criminals are working at and running asylum residencies in four of Sweden's seven police regions, a new report shows.

How a Syrian mobilized Sweden's biggest asylum centre
Photo: Private

How one refugee set up a support group that has helped thousands get back control of their own lives.

Massacre prompts Swedish PM to join Stockholm Pride
Stefan Löfven at a Stockholm rally in support of the Orlando victims. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Stefan Löfven has announced he will take part in this year's Stockholm Pride in response to the murder of 49 people at an LGBT club in Orlando.

Why this pizzeria is giving elderly Swedes free meatballs
Adam Kurdsson, the owner of the pizzeria. Photo: Adams Pizzeria

Adams Pizzeria in Ljungbyhed is going the extra mile to bring the local community together.

Snowmen in summer?! This is northern Sweden right now
A kid in Kiruna finishes off building a summer snowman. Photo: Johan Ylitalo

No, your eyes do not deceive you, this is a picture of a kid building a snowman in June.

Sweden to pay damages over Roma register
Victim Fred Taikon pictured after the ruling was announced. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Stockholm District Court has ruled that a Skåne police database of Roma involved ethnic discrimination.

Refugee crisis
Human rights watchdog slams Sweden over migrant children
A new report says Sweden should speed up asylum processing of unaccompanied minors. Photo: Yvonne Åsell/SvD/TT

A Human Rights Watch report has highlighted the problems Sweden's lengthy asylum process can cause for unaccompanied migrant children.

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