Social Democrat party secretary to quit

Social Democrat party secretary to quit

The Social Democrats’ party secretary Ibrahim Baylan announced on Sunday that he plans to leave his post at the party’s extra congress at the end of March.

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Avalanche rattles Swedish ski area

An avalanche rumbled down a valley near Åre in northern Sweden on Sunday afternoon. Search teams with dogs have been dispatched to the area to search for anyone who may have been caught in the slide.

Moderates suffer drop in voter support: poll

Moderates suffer drop in voter support: poll

Support for the Moderates, the party of Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, has dropped substantially in the last month, a new poll shows.

Peace group slams sale of Swedish ‘meat grinder’ ammunition

Peace group slams sale of Swedish ‘meat grinder’ ammunition

The export of a new type of Swedish ammunition referred to by soldiers as "the meat grinder" represents a human rights violation, a Swedish peace organisation has claimed.

Swede claims second Vasaloppet title

Swede claims second Vasaloppet title

Sweden's Jörgen Brink emerged from a pack of more than 14,000 skiers to win the 87th annual Vasaloppet cross-country ski race on Sunday.

‘Give young criminals ankle monitors’: minister

‘Give young criminals ankle monitors’: minister

Young offenders in Sweden should be required to wear ankle monitors upon their release from juvenile care facilities, justice minister Beatrice Ask has proposed.