Defence Minister ‘sets the bar too low’: critics

Defence Minister ‘sets the bar too low’: critics

Sweden’s defence minister faced a barrage of criticism on Wednesday after she said it was “enough” for Sweden only to be able to defend itself militarily for a week if it came under attack.

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Plane slips off runway at Stockholm airport

A plane bound for Munich slid off the tarmac at Stockholm's Arlanda airport during take-off on Wednesday afternoon. No passengers were injured.

Lööf rules out polygamy in Centre Party row

Lööf rules out polygamy in Centre Party row

Centre Party leader Annie Lööf cut short her holiday on Wednesday in an attempt to tackle and revise her party's radical new suggestions on immigration, polygamy and changes to compulsory education.

‘Swedish prayer call debate treats Islam like a static religion’

‘Swedish prayer call debate treats Islam like a static religion’

Ignorant politicians have allowed a vocal minority of the Swedish Muslims who don’t want to adapt to life in a secular and democratic state to dominate the debate about calls to prayer at Sweden's mosques, argues contributor Nima Gholam Ali Pour.

H&M targets women with new fashion brand

H&M targets women with new fashion brand

H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, said on Wednesday that it will launch a chain of stores targeting women in seven European cities, in a bid to attract new customers.

Swedish school makes Minecraft a must

Swedish school makes Minecraft a must

A school in Stockholm has made headlines after introducing compulsory Minecraft lessons for 13-year-old students, with teachers hoping the Swedish computer game will encourage the children to develop their thinking.

Jewel raid suspect dies after police shooting

Jewel raid suspect dies after police shooting

The 26-year-old man shot in the head by Swedish police in connection with a jewellery store robbery in Södertäjle last week died in hospital on Wednesday morning.

TeliaSonera rebuffs minister’s ‘time-out’ call

TeliaSonera rebuffs minister’s ‘time-out’ call

TeliaSonera will not order senior managers accused of corruption stemming from the Nordic telecom giant's dealings in Uzbekistan to take time off, despite calls by a Swedish minister who called recent revelations "very serious".

Surgery figures expand for obese young Swedes

Surgery figures expand for obese young Swedes

More young Swedes are going under the knife to lose weight, with 450 obese patients under the age of 25 opting for surgery in 2011, a choice proving more and more popular in Sweden.

Brits accused in Sweden garlic smuggling racket

Brits accused in Sweden garlic smuggling racket

Sweden has issued an arrest warrant for two Britons suspected of smuggling millions of dollars' worth of garlic into Sweden from Norway.

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Retrial for man convicted in ‘shaken baby’ case

A father convicted of shaking his infant daughter to death has been granted a retrial by Sweden's Supreme Court (Högsta domstolen) in a case that could result in a re-examination of other cases of "shaken baby syndrome".

Poland probes Swede’s Holocaust ash art claims

Poland probes Swede’s Holocaust ash art claims

Polish prosecutors have launched an investigation into a Swedish artist's claims he used the ashes of Holocaust victims in his artwork, an official said on Tuesday.