Stockholm bomber’s widow arrested in UK

Stockholm bomber’s widow arrested in UK

A 28-year-old woman reported to be the wife of Stockholm suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab was arrested in the UK on Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into the attack.

One suspect released as probe continues

One suspect released as probe continues

Three of the four men with reported ties to the Somali Islamist movement al-Shabaab who were arrested at the weekend on terror suspicions were remanded in custody on Wednesday, while a fourth suspect was released.

Swedish housing prices head south

Swedish housing prices head south

The last three months show a distinct slowdown on the Swedish housing market, according to Sweden’s real estate statistics website Mäklarstatistik.

Daycare ‘punch clocks’ catch on in Sweden

Daycare ‘punch clocks’ catch on in Sweden

Preschoolers at a daycare in northern Sweden now have their attendance tracked through an electronic punch clock system in order to help parents and administrators more accurately assess daycare fees.

Swedish parents livid over girls’ sex book

Swedish parents livid over girls’ sex book

Parents of children at a Swedish primary school are in uproar after discovering that a book aimed at children explaining the female sexual organs is available in the school library, according to a report in the local Gefle Dagblad (GD) daily.

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Refugee jobs reform ‘not working’: report

The government’s much touted integration policy reform has failed to ensure that refugees arriving in Sweden start the process of finding work before receiving welfare benefits from local authorities, a new study has shown.

Finnish emissions ’cause Swedish birth defects’

Finnish emissions ’cause Swedish birth defects’

Emissions from steel giant Outokumpu, in the Finnish city of Tornio (Torneå in Swedish), are believed to be the cause of several infants in Haparanda in northern Sweden being born with serious birth defects this year, according to a Swedish media report.

Swedish bank bans sneakers

Swedish bank bans sneakers

A manager at Swedish bank Handelsbanken has demanded "proper attire" from his staff, enforcing a total ban on sneakers even on "casual Friday", according to a report from the Realtid.se website.

Danish love refugees flee to Malmö

Danish love refugees flee to Malmö

As Denmark prepares to go to the polls on September 15th, Katherine Dunn explores the contentious election issue of immigration policy and exposes the effects it has had on Sweden's third city Malmö.

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Explosion rocks Gothenburg police depot

A powerful explosion occurred at a police building on Hisingen in Gothenburg at around 7pm on Tuesday, causing a fire and prompting a police investigation.

‘Hurricane’ Katia fells trees, disrupts traffic

‘Hurricane’ Katia fells trees, disrupts traffic

Trees were felled to the ground, train traffic was halted, and thousands were left without power as the remnants of Hurricane Katia swept through Sweden on Tuesday.