Sweden’s Alshammar faces fitness fight

Sweden’s Alshammar faces fitness fight

Swedish swimming star Therese Alshammar has confirmed that she has a shoulder injury and that her participation in a fifth Olympics could be in threat.

Lukashenko confirms Swedish teddy bear flight

Lukashenko confirms Swedish teddy bear flight

After weeks of denial, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has admitted that a light airplane crossed into the country's airspace on July 4th, reported to have been piloted by a Swedish PR firm in a pro-democracy stunt.

Stockholm commuters suffer train disruption

Stockholm commuters suffer train disruption

A major power outage brought train traffic to a total standstill between Stockholm and Uppsala on Thursday and normal service was not resumed until after 6 pm

Elderly Swede sought after sex with sheep

Elderly Swede sought after sex with sheep

A man reported to be in his 60s is suspected of animal cruelty after having been caught red-handed having sex with a tied up sheep in a field in southern Sweden, according to the Sydöstran daily.

Swedish pastor admits to serving as Stasi spy

Swedish pastor admits to serving as Stasi spy

A Church of Sweden pastor in the diocese of Luleå has admitted to having worked as an "elite spy" for the East German Stasi during the Cold War, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter (DN) daily.

Young Swedes nab jobs from Norwegian youth

Young Swedes nab jobs from Norwegian youth

A steady stream of keen young Swedes over the border has made it more difficult for young people in Norway to get part-time or summer jobs, according to a new study.

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Couple freed of aiding Uzbek imam shooter

The Uzbek couple charged with aiding the attempted murder of an imam from northern Sweden, in what prosecutors believe may be a political assassination attempt, was freed on Thursday after the court found the evidence against them lacking.

Assange case will ‘not affect’ Olympics: Quito

Assange case will ‘not affect’ Olympics: Quito

Ecuador said Wednesday it would reach a decision on whether to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that would not alienate Britain, where he is holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy.

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Two injured in suspected Malmö arson attack

Two people had to be taken to hospital after a serious fire broke out in a Malmö parking garage on Thursday morning in an incident described by witnesses as an “explosion”.

Stranded pickers to be bussed home: official

Stranded pickers to be bussed home: official

Bulgaria has agreed to bring home hundreds of its nationals stranded in Sweden by false promises of jobs as seasonal berry-pickers, the city of Stockholm said Wednesday.

Swedish women crush South Africa 4-1

Swedish women crush South Africa 4-1

Sweden beat South Africa 4-1 in their opening game of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament on Wednesday evening.