Winter keeps its grip on Sweden into the New Year

Winter keeps its grip on Sweden into the New Year

It will be a cold and wintry start to 2010, says Sweden’s national meteorological agency, SMHI.

Swede hit with 10 month jail sentence in Turkey

Swede hit with 10 month jail sentence in Turkey

A Swedish citizen was sentenced to 10 month’s prison by a Turkish court on New Year’s Eve on charges of spreading Kurdish propaganda on behalf of a prohibited political party.

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Four-year-old girl missing in Malmö

A four-year-old girl disappeared just after midnight from a New Year’s Eve party in Gustav Adolf Square in central Malmö. Police have mobilised a large number of officers to search for the girl, according to new agency TT.

School destroyed in suspected case of arson

School destroyed in suspected case of arson

A fire broke out overnight in the premises of the Culture School in Stenkullen, in the county council of Lerum, near Gothenburg. Police have classified the incident as arson, and efforts to extinguish the blaze were ongoing on New Year’s morning, according to news agency TT.

Sweden starts 2010 in typically messy fashion

Sweden starts 2010 in typically messy fashion

The early hours of 2010 were marked by fights, drunkenness, and fires in many parts of Sweden, as a well as traffic accidents and stray rockets.