Police have stopped a group of militant activist on their way to Salem, south of Stockholm to disrupt a neo-Nazi demo scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Elsewhere protests grow against the annual demonstration.
The Swedish government has called on the nation's sense of patriotism and is advising consumers to "buy Swedish" this Christmas to protect jobs.
A disabled Ukrainian man, 28, was forced to beg for money on Stockholm's metro and in other countries by five people now charged for abduction and human trafficking.
Thirteen career criminals have been reported to the police for serious benefit fraud as the social insurance agency continues its hunt to tackle widespread abuse of the system among criminal gangs.
Three young men have been remanded into custody in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old male found dead last Sunday in the Gothenburg suburb of Änggården.