Zlatan ruled out of playing Brazil friendly

Zlatan ruled out of playing Brazil friendly

Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out of Wednesday's friendly against Brazil on Wednesday after picking up a minor foot injury during club duty for Paris Saint-Germain last weekend.

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Top police chief charged for beating teen daughter

One of Sweden’s top chiefs of police has been charged with beating his 14-year-old daughter, after he caught her and her friends drinking during a party, according to a report in daily Aftonbladet.

‘Today’s cheap might be costly tomorrow’

‘Today’s cheap might be costly tomorrow’

As summer fades and the so-called "cucumber time" or silly season comes to an end, contributor Ruben Brunsveld reflects on state agency spending and why it has got the Swedish press baying for more.

Ikea to open 100 budget hotels across Europe

Ikea to open 100 budget hotels across Europe

Swedish furniture giant Ikea is planning to build 100 budget hotels around Europe in its most recent push to join the property market.

Social Democrat MP dies after battling illness

Social Democrat MP dies after battling illness

Carina Moberg, the former group leader for the Social Democrats in the Riksdag died on Tuesday after battling illness for a number of years.

Netflix set to launch in Sweden this year

Netflix set to launch in Sweden this year

Netflix, the US company which offers online film streaming and DVD delivery by mail, will launch its services in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden by the end of the year, it said on Wednesday.

South African ‘hitman’ denies killing Dewani

South African ‘hitman’ denies killing Dewani

A man accused of shooting Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani pleaded not guilty to killing her as his murder trial opened in a South African court on Wednesday.

Swedish paper falls for Thatcher death hoax

Swedish paper falls for Thatcher death hoax

A Swedish news editor is blaming "bad fact-checking" after his paper announced on Tuesday that British ex Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died - a story that began as a hoax on Twitter.

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Stockholm woman held for stabbing man

A 23-year-old woman has been detained by police after a 29-year-old man was badly stabbed in Stockholm on Tuesday.

Lithuania warns Belarus and summons envoy

Lithuania warns Belarus and summons envoy

Lithuania summoned the Belarus ambassador Tuesday in protest after Minsk expelled Swedish diplomats in the "teddy bear" row, warning the move could further worsen relations with the European Union.

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Suspected bomb rocks Stockholm cinema

A suspected bomb exploded just outside of a cinema north west of Stockholm late on Tuesday night, but no one was injured and no one has been arrested.

‘Assange asylum rumour is false’: Ecuador

‘Assange asylum rumour is false’: Ecuador

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa on Tuesday denied a British media report that his country had granted asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.