Sweden’s Alshammar swims home new gold

Sweden’s Alshammar swims home new gold

Sweden's superstar swimmer Therese Alshammar finally snagged her gold after winning the women's 50m freestyle title at the world championships on Sunday.

Saab bribes probe re-opened in South Africa

Saab bribes probe re-opened in South Africa

South African police have re-opened their investigation into a controversial arms contract after Swedish defence group Saab last month admitted paying millions in bribes to seal the deal.

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Bride-to-be collapses, dies at hen party

Sunday was to be the day she exchanged vows with her beloved. Instead, relatives in central Sweden are planning a bride-to-be’s funeral after she collapsed during her hen party on Saturday.

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Housing woes worsen for Sweden’s refugee children

A lack of local housing for refugee children without parents means that many remain stuck in temporary transit accommodation, unable to enter Swedish society. Authorities now demand the state take back responsibility for the issue.

Gonorrhoea on the rise in Stockholm: report

Gonorrhoea on the rise in Stockholm: report

A recipe of summer fun, a little sun, and unprotected sex have brought a spike in the number of cases of gonorrhoea in Stockholm, according to new statistics from the Stockholm Disease Control (Smittskydd Stockholm).

Swedish football hooligans strike again

Swedish football hooligans strike again

A hotly contested Allsvenskan football match between Malmö FF and Stockholm's Djurgården was terminated after only 12 minutes of play Saturday afternoon after several fireworks were thrown onto the pitch.