Cop convicted for taking lunch salad bribe

Cop convicted for taking lunch salad bribe

A police officer from western Sweden who agreed to let a beltless motorist off the hook in exchange for a salad has learned the hard way there's no such thing as a free lunch.

Mute and mutilated: black women and the cutting of the ‘racist’ cake

Mute and mutilated: black women and the cutting of the ‘racist’ cake

The criticism surrounding the 'racist' cake controversy has so far failed to adequately explore the impact of the installation on the attitudes and predicament of black women, argue three researchers working in Sweden on issues of gender and race.

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Two arrested for asylum home male gang rape

Police on Wednesday arrested two men in connection to a suspected gang rape of a 20-year-old man, carried out by three other men, in a home for asylum seekers in northern Sweden.

Sluts, sex and farts – welcome to Swedish

Sluts, sex and farts – welcome to Swedish

Words in the Swedish language can sure look funny, especially to the untrained eye. Here's a list of Swedish words where a straight translation might leave you scratching your head. And whatever happens, DO NOT eat the mother cake…

Arkelsten replaced as Moderate Party secretary

Arkelsten replaced as Moderate Party secretary

The Moderates have named a local politician from Örebro to take over as party secretary from Sofia Arkelsten, who had only been on the post since October 2010.

Missing finger, roadside birth and bad breath

Missing finger, roadside birth and bad breath

This week in Sweden's News in Brief, we take a look at a missing finger, a woman giving birth on the roadside, and severe consequences for a halitosis sufferer.

Obama honours Raoul Wallenberg’s legacy

Obama honours Raoul Wallenberg’s legacy

US president Barack Obama praised the "selfless acts" of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg in a special video message released Thursday to coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Two dead following mystery Stockholm blast

An explosion killed two people in a Stockholm-area apartment on Friday morning, with emergency services still unsure as to what caused the blast.

Swedish man to prove to Norway he’s not female

Swedish man to prove to Norway he’s not female

Swedish father-of-two Daniel Pohjantähti recently found himself in a spot of bother when Norwegian officials refused to believe he was a man, despite his hirsute face and masculine features.

Winter winds return to batter Sweden

Winter winds return to batter Sweden

Swedish forecasters are warning that winter is making another appearance in Sweden over the next few days, and have issued warnings for slippery roads and harsh winds.

Swedish police raid flat, free abducted puppy

Swedish police raid flat, free abducted puppy

Police officers in southeastern Sweden raided a Norrköping flat, freeing a Chihuahua puppy, which had been kidnapped by potential buyers last week.

Brynäs captures Swedish hockey gold

Brynäs captures Swedish hockey gold

Brynäs IF were crowned champions of Sweden's top professional hockey league after defeating Skellefteå 2-0 in front of a jubilant home crowd in Gävle, eastern Sweden, on Thursday night.