Heavy rains strike north of Sweden

Heavy rains strike north of Sweden

On Tuesday torrential rain flooded many roads in Sundsvall on the eastern coast of Sweden, a major power outage in the area was caused by the ensuing thunderstorms and a man in his sixties was taken to hospital after being struck by lightning.

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ONOFF staff left reeling after bankruptcy: union

Swedish home electronics chain ONOFF's bankruptcy came as a surprise to employees who were ‘shocked’ to hear the news of the chain’s demise on Monday.

Sweden demands Facebook info answers

Sweden demands Facebook info answers

Data protection authorities in the Nordic countries have posed a number of questions to social networking giant Facebook regarding the company’s handling of users' personal details.

Sex and the human form – Robert Mapplethorpe raises eyebrows

Sex and the human form – Robert Mapplethorpe raises eyebrows

Controversial US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is the subject of a major new exhibition at Stockholm’s Fotografiska museum which recently fell foul of the social media censor, contributor Katherine Dunn paid a visit to see what all the fuss is about.

Father remanded into custody over son’s death

Father remanded into custody over son’s death

The 53-year-old man suspected of murdering his 7-year-old son in Umeå in northern Sweden on Sunday has been remanded into custody.

Pet abuse on the rise in Sweden: agency

Pet abuse on the rise in Sweden: agency

Hundreds of cats being kept in a small apartment, lame horses kept unwatered and battered and bruised pooches - the number of pet-owners losing their right to keep animals on the grounds of abuse is increasing steadily in Sweden.

Lawyer: Assange a victim of judicial mismatch

Lawyer: Assange a victim of judicial mismatch

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange arrived at the High Court in London on Tuesday to open his appeal against a ruling to extradite him to Sweden to face allegations of rape.

‘Boost sex ed in Swedish schools’: minister

‘Boost sex ed in Swedish schools’: minister

The Swedish government plans to boost sexual education in schools, announcing a 10 million kronor ($1.5 million) investment to expand the subject from biology classes into history, social studies and religion.

Hollywood scraps filming after Malmö Jews alert

Hollywood scraps filming after Malmö Jews alert

A Hollywood film company was planning to set a movie with a Jewish theme in Skåne in southern Sweden but changed its mind due to concerns over anti-Semitism in Malmö.

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Teen stabbed to death on Stockholm football pitch

An inebriated 29-year-old man attacked a group of teenagers playing football in Hässelby in western Stockholm on Monday night, leaving an 18-year-old dead from stab wounds.

Sweden wary of Japan World Cup challenge

Sweden wary of Japan World Cup challenge

Sweden coach Thomas Dennerby is hoping his side can continue to dance their way into the women's World Cup final, but is wary of the threat posed by semi-final opponents Japan.