Bomb threat shuts down central Stockholm

Bomb threat shuts down central Stockholm

A suspected bomb that was left in a Stockholm foreign exchange bureau caused an entire neighbourhood to be shut down by police for over five hours on Tuesday night, until a bomb squad destroyed the object in a controlled detonation.

Swedish town sued over pregnancy job snub

Swedish town sued over pregnancy job snub

A city in western Sweden is facing a discrimination lawsuit for halting a woman's recruitment process after she told them she was pregnant.

Horsemeat fears prompt new Swedish recall

Horsemeat fears prompt new Swedish recall

Swedish grocery chain Ica on Tuesday ordered a recall of two meat products over concerns they may contain horsemeat.

Abba reunion: ‘You never know what might happen’

Abba reunion: ‘You never know what might happen’

Former Abba vocalist Agnetha Fältskog has hinted ever so slightly that there is a "very small" chance the Swedish super group might perform together again.

Reinfeldt presses Turkey to reform terror laws

Reinfeldt presses Turkey to reform terror laws

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Tuesday called on Turkey to overhaul its terrorism laws, used by the country's courts to jail journalists, as he met with President Abdullah Gül.

Sweden eyes smoking ban in parks and cars

Sweden eyes smoking ban in parks and cars

Sweden's current ban on smoking in public places could be extended to parks, beaches, as well as people's own cars, according to a proposal under consideration by the Swedish National Institute for Public Health (Folkhälsoinstitutet).

‘Do expat friends make it harder to integrate?’

‘Do expat friends make it harder to integrate?’

US-native and parent Rebecca Ahlfeldt reflects on why many of her friends in Sweden are from her home country and whether or not this makes her a "bad immigrant".

Girl’s suicide prompts cyberbullying probe

Girl’s suicide prompts cyberbullying probe

Police are investigating whether a 13-year-old girl who died after being hit by a train in central Sweden last week may have committed suicide after being bullied online.

Sweden launches new emergency number

Sweden launches new emergency number

Swedish authorities opened the lines to a new emergency telephone number on Monday, to be used specifically by residents looking for information about emergency situations.

Two drown after high-speed police chase

Two drown after high-speed police chase

Two suspected petrol thieves have died after a high-speed police chase on Monday night ended with them driving their car off a bridge that was open for boat traffic, and into the icy waters below.

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Stockholm cop dies after falling through ice

A policeman who was part of the motorcade for visiting President Abdullah Gül of Turkey died in Stockholm on Monday after the four-wheeler he was driving veered off the road and through the ice into the waters below.