Gothenburg tram driver charged for racial slur

Gothenburg tram driver charged for racial slur

A Gothenburg tram driver has been charged with racial agitation (hets mot folkgrupp) for allegedly harassing a group of teenage boys with foreign backgrounds.

Markets hit by ‘buffalo herd’ mentality: Borg

Markets hit by ‘buffalo herd’ mentality: Borg

Swedish finance minister Anders Borg attempted to reassure worried investors in the wake of stock market drops across Europe on Friday, but admitted that financial markets remained "turbulent".

Salmonella scare shutters Swedish petting zoo

Salmonella scare shutters Swedish petting zoo

Concerns about a salmonella outbreak have forced a petting zoo in southern Sweden to close its doors, after it was confirmed that at least one foal was infected with the highly contagious disease.

Champions League typo yields PR win for Malmö

Champions League typo yields PR win for Malmö

An embarrassing spelling mistake on supporter scarves created ahead of Malmö FF's match against Scotland's Glasgow Rangers on Wednesday has turned into a public relations bonanza for the Swedish football club.

Operator sends neighbour, not ambulance, to help injured woman

Operator sends neighbour, not ambulance, to help injured woman

Rather than send an ambulance to respond to a call from an injured woman in Borlänge in central Sweden, emergency services operator SOS Alarm elected to call on an elderly couple living nearby to check on her instead.

Sister forgives conductor who kicked girl off train

Sister forgives conductor who kicked girl off train

Grace Kayenga, the older sister of the 11 year-old girl who was kicked off a train earlier this week is ready to put the incident behind her, she stated in an interview with daily newspaper Aftonbladet.

Swedish MMA star Alexander Gustafsson mauls his way to the top

Swedish MMA star Alexander Gustafsson mauls his way to the top

Alexander Gustafsson, a hulking Swede known as “The Mauler” has risen to be one of the toughest fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA), contributor Ryan O’Leary discovers.

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Stockholm stock market recovers lost ground

The Stockholm stock exchange dropped by 4 percent at the opening of trading on Friday morning, but had recouped the losses by the afternoon amid mounting fears about the the global economy..

Swede speaks out about kitchen nuclear reactor

Swede speaks out about kitchen nuclear reactor

A Swedish man police detained two weeks ago for trying to build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen said Thursday he had started the experiment "just for fun".

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Swedish teen held for man’s fatal beating

A 15-year-old boy is being held by police in Eskilstuna in central Sweden on suspicion of beating a middle-aged man to death.

Sweden advances plan to combat extremism

Sweden advances plan to combat extremism

In the wake of the terror attacks in Norway last month, the Swedish government is planning to present its own action plan to combat violent extremism.