White House names Obama’s choice for ambassador to Sweden

White House names Obama’s choice for ambassador to Sweden

Matthew Barzun, a 38-year-old internet entrepreneur, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to be the United States’ next ambassador to Sweden, the White House announced on Friday.

Man killed during Midsummer knife fight

Man killed during Midsummer knife fight

A man was stabbed to death during a fight near Borgholm on Öland, an island off the east coast of Sweden and a popular spot for Midsummer celebrations. But in many parts of the country, poor weather put a damper on the Midsummer festivities.

‘Sleeping’ swine found outside police station

‘Sleeping’ swine found outside police station

On Friday morning, a father and his daughter discovered an unpleasant Midsummer surprise at the entry of a police station in Helsingborg when they found two pigs, apparently slumbering.

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16-year-old murder suspect confesses

A 16-year-old suspected of the murder of a 15-year-old girl in the Stockholm suburb of Stureby has confessed to killing the girl.

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Ikea swindled out of 1.5 billion in Russia

Ikea has been swindled out of 1.5 billion kronor ($189 million) in Russia, company founder Ingvar Kamprad revealed on Sommar, a show on Sveriges Radio P1.

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Four killed in holiday traffic accidents

At least four people have been killed and several others have been severely injured in Midsummer traffic accidents around the country.