‘Drunk’ man hit by train

‘Drunk’ man hit by train

A man is reported to have been seriously injured after he was run over by a train in the Lidingö area of Stockholm on Saturday morning.

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Green Party calls for apology over HIV slurs

Sweden's Green Party has called on the government to apologize to people infected with HIV during the eighties for having been "violated by society and its institutions".

Coastguard guilty after soiled diaper ‘joke’ sours

Coastguard guilty after soiled diaper ‘joke’ sours

A former employee at the Swedish coastguard (Kustbevakningen) has been sentenced to probation after a drunken joke involving a colleague, a soiled diaper and a false report of an attempt to smuggle drugs into the country.

Record lows as winter freeze grips Sweden

Record lows as winter freeze grips Sweden

A new record low for the winter was set on Saturday morning in northern Sweden as the mercury plunged to -33.5 degrees Celsius following heavy overnight snowfalls across eastern areas of the country.

Swedish author Knut Ahnlund dies

Swedish author Knut Ahnlund dies

Swedish author Knut Ahnlund, a member of the Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel Literature Prize and who boycotted its workings over Iran's fatwa against Salman Rushdie, has died aged 89, the Academy said Friday.