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