Sweden Democrat MP in bouncer ‘beating’ uproar

Sweden Democrat MP in bouncer ‘beating’ uproar

Sweden Democrat member of parliament Erik Almqvist was reported to police and arrested at the weekend following a confrontation with bouncers at an exclusive Stockholm nightclub.

Nature snapper admits to pasting in lynx

Nature snapper admits to pasting in lynx

Photographer Terje Hellesö, recipient of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency's Nature Photographer of the Year award, has been reported to police after admitting that he manipulated a number of his pictures of predatory animals.

Union slammed for ‘Nobel-like’ birthday party

Union slammed for ‘Nobel-like’ birthday party

A Swedish labour union has come in for criticism after 4 million kronor ($622,000) on a lavish on a 75th anniversary party.

Handicapped Swede sets Alcatraz swim record

Handicapped Swede sets Alcatraz swim record

Swedish handicapped swimmer Anders Olsson shocked a field of experienced open-water swimmers by winning a race from prison island Alcatraz to the California mainland in record time on Sunday.

New millions for Swedish synagogue security

New millions for Swedish synagogue security

The Swedish government has promised new funds to help boost security around the country's synagogues following accusations that Sweden hasn't done enough to protect it's Jewish population.

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Malmö police to learn ‘polite’ Arabic

Police who patrol Malmö's Rosengård district are being offered a special Arabic language class to help them better understand and communicate with local residents in the predominantly immigrant area.

Swedish artist plunges to his death in Germany

Swedish artist plunges to his death in Germany

A Swedish musician plummeted 20 metres to his death at the weekend during a performance at a street festival in Leipzig, Germany.

Farmers seek to shoot potato-munching cranes

Farmers seek to shoot potato-munching cranes

Exasperated farmers in Jämtland in northern Sweden have grown so tired of their crops being destroyed by cranes that they have sought permission to shoot the endangered birds.

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Two die as train hits car

Two young people died when their car hit a train in Horndal in Dalarna in central Sweden on Sunday evening.

Swedish pensioners promised tax cut

Swedish pensioners promised tax cut

Sweden's Alliance government has promised pensioners reduced taxes in 2013 or 2014 - if the public finances allow, with reforms to help the poorest pensioners to come into force already next year.