Baby dies after Stockholm suicide jump

Baby dies after Stockholm suicide jump

A 3-month-old baby boy who was severely injured after his mother leapt from a bridge in central Stockholm with him in her arms last Saturday, has died in hospital.

Swedes throw away food worth billions: report

Swedes throw away food worth billions: report

Every year Swedes discard over a million tonnes of food, worth billions of kronor, and the worst culprits are households, according to a new report by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket).

Wallenberg death still ‘shrouded in mystery’

Wallenberg death still ‘shrouded in mystery’

As Sweden celebrates the centennial of the birth of one of its most loved heroes, Raoul Wallenberg, AFP's Stuart Williams reports how mystery and anger still shrouds the disappearance of the Swedish diplomat in 1945.

Belarus expels Swedish ambassador

Belarus expels Swedish ambassador

Belarus has announced that it has expelled the Swedish ambassador for alleged contact with opposition groups, a decision described by Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt as "outrageous".

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Swedish media muzzled by UK court: report

Swedish newspaper Expressen has revealed that it has been banned against reporting on an ongoing criminal case in the UK or risk facing legal action after being sent notice of a so-called super-injunction.

Thai jail vermin were my friends: Swedish ex-con

Thai jail vermin were my friends: Swedish ex-con

A Swede incarcerated in a Thai prison after a lack of money made him turn to drug smuggling, has written a book about his experiences in Thai prison, in an isolation cell with only rats and cockroaches for company.

Bildt voices regret over Annan Syria decision

Bildt voices regret over Annan Syria decision

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has expressed regret over former UN head Kofi Annan's decision to step down from Syria efforts, saying that splits in the Security Council "made political efforts impossible".

Sweden’s Dahlby claims shooting silver

Sweden’s Dahlby claims shooting silver

Sweden's Håkan Dahlby went a long way to expunging the failure of Beijing 2008 when he claimed the silver medal in the double trap on Thursday, coming in behind Britain's Peter Wilson.

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Police detain hooligans after Stockholm clash

Several clashes between supporters of Stockholm football team AIK and Polish team Lech Poznan were reported on Thursday evening in the capital after the Swedish side beat the Poles 3-0 in a European league qualifier.

Rail power outage leaves 3,000 Swedes stranded

Rail power outage leaves 3,000 Swedes stranded

Some 3,000 people were delayed in southern Sweden on Thursday night when a power outage stopped all traffic between Höör and Hässleholm, leaving passengers stranded.

‘Norwegians bad at queuing’: Swedish poll

‘Norwegians bad at queuing’: Swedish poll

In a show of neighbourly discord, a majority of Swedes polled by a tabloid Thursday said they thought Norwegians were poor at queueing amid a host of other gripes.