‘Toxic’ powder sent to US embassy: police

‘Toxic’ powder sent to US embassy: police

Police have confirmed that an envelope containing a “toxic and corrosive” white powder was sent to the US embassy in Stockholm on Wednesday, prompting the building to be evacuated for several hours.

Norway mum’s killer will be extradited: police

Norway mum’s killer will be extradited: police

The 45-year-old man who abducted his son and murdered his Russian ex-girlfriend will be extradited to Norway, police reported on Wednesday.

Swedes enlist Canadian’s novel in sex slavery fight

Swedes enlist Canadian’s novel in sex slavery fight

Gripped by his novel about sex slavery, Swedish campaigners have enlisted a Gothenburg-based Canadian to help fight human trafficking, writes Sanne Schim van der Loeff.

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Bus driver leaves 10-year-old on forest road

The parents of a 10-year-old schoolgirl in central Sweden were outraged after their daughter was kicked off the bus on a forest road some 20 kilometres from her home with an “invalid” bus pass.

Swedish press hails ‘miracle in Berlin’

Swedish press hails ‘miracle in Berlin’

Sweden's stunning four-goal comeback to salvage a 4-4 draw against Germany in Berlin on Tuesday night prompted commentators to gush over what many considered an improbable footballing "miracle".

US embassy in Stockholm evacuated

US embassy in Stockholm evacuated

The US embassy in Stockholm was evacuated on Wednesday with Swedish emergency services and police on the scene, investigating what media has referred to as a mystery letter containing "an unidentified white powder".

Swedish zoo in animal killing ‘cover-up’

Swedish zoo in animal killing ‘cover-up’

A zoo in eastern Sweden has come under fire for reportedly putting down animals and claiming they had simply been transferred to another zoo, misleading information the zoo now regrets sharing.

Disabled Swedes in Gothenburg tram sit-in

Disabled Swedes in Gothenburg tram sit-in

Some twenty disabled protesters from Gothenburg based group the Gothenburg Cooperative for Independent Living (Göteborgskooperativet för Independent Living, GIL), staged a wheelchair sit-in on a city tram on Tuesday, in protest against the difficulty for disabled passengers to use public transport in the area.

TeliaSonera to cut 2,000 jobs as earnings fall

TeliaSonera to cut 2,000 jobs as earnings fall

TeliaSonera will shed 2,000 workers as part of a 2 billion kronor ($300 million) savings package, the Swedish-Finnish telecoms giant announced on Wednesday along with its third quarter results.

Sweden shocks Germany with historic comeback

Sweden shocks Germany with historic comeback

Sweden scored four unanswered second-half goals to seal a dramatic 4-4 draw with Germany in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier at Berlin's Olympic Stadium with the equaliser arriving in the 93rd minute.

Top EU official resigns after snus bribe probe

Top EU official resigns after snus bribe probe

A complaint by Swedish Match about a suspected bribe meant to influence European tobacco policy has resulted in the resignation of EU health commissioner John Dalli, the European Union's top health official.

Reinfeldt, Merkel: ‘don’t rush EU bank oversight’

Reinfeldt, Merkel: ‘don’t rush EU bank oversight’

The leaders of Germany and Sweden said Tuesday they agreed that the European Union should not rush into a new system to police the banking sector, calling for effectiveness over haste.