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Sweden Democrat: ‘a negro is a negro’ to me

A Sweden Democrat politician in southern Sweden recently made the papers after saying on Facebook that the word “negro” is not a racist term.

New winter storms threaten Sweden

New winter storms threaten Sweden

The storm that battered Scandinavia over the past few days has lulled, but as parts of southern Sweden are still battling to get their power grid back online, forecasters warn that new fronts of strong winds are predicted to hit the region mid-week.

Bomb threat closes Stockholm shopping mall

Bomb threat closes Stockholm shopping mall

Kista shopping centre in northern Stockholm was closed for several hours on Monday after a masked gang robbed a jewellery store and a suspicious package was later found in a stairwell.

Sweden proposes ban on sex with animals

Sweden proposes ban on sex with animals

After years of debate on the issue, a new proposed law on animal welfare suggests the outlawing of sexual encounters with animals in Sweden, a practice previously decriminalized in 1944.

‘Swedish society forces ‘immigrants’ to emigrate’

‘Swedish society forces ‘immigrants’ to emigrate’

Swedish society is failing its "immigrants", many of whom, such as football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, are forced to look elsewhere to build successful careers, social commentator and author Tove Lifvendahl argues.

Hunter faces court for shooting elk, killing skier

Hunter faces court for shooting elk, killing skier

The trial against the hunter who fired a single shot that passed through an elk before hitting and killing a cross-country skier, opens on Monday in Sweden.

Nationalists abandon ‘warrior king’ anniversary

Nationalists abandon ‘warrior king’ anniversary

The 30th of November used to be a day when Swedish nationalists converged in the larger cities to commemorate the death of warrior king Karl XII, traditionally a symbol for the extreme right in Sweden. However, recently it seems the anniversary has been abandoned.

Swedish town retreats from radiation-free zone

Swedish town retreats from radiation-free zone

Mora municipality in central Sweden has decided not to accede to the wishes of an "electro-oversensitive" local resident and introduce a "radiation-free" zone in order to maintain mobile phone coverage.

Storm ‘Berit’ leaves 80,000 without power

Storm ‘Berit’ leaves 80,000 without power

Some 80,000 households remained without electricity in southern Sweden on Monday morning in the wake of the weekend's storm.

Volvo to add 10,000 staff: CEO

Volvo to add 10,000 staff: CEO

Swedish automaker Volvo, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely, plans to hire a further 10,000 new staff in the coming years, its chief executive said in an interview to be published Monday.

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After Facebook, Luleå sets sights on digital age

The opening of a massive data centre by US social networking giant Facebook, officials hope will be just the start of a march into the digital age for the town of Luleå, perched in the Arctic far north of Sweden.