Embracing Sweden’s ‘ridiculous’ sports

Embracing Sweden’s ‘ridiculous’ sports

With the playoffs underway for Sweden's top ice hockey league, ex-Londoner Paul Connolly explains how his time in Sweden's far north has changed his views about some of the country's stranger sports.

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Four schools closed in Malmö after firearm find

Four schools were shut down in Malmö on Friday after a rifle, a shotgun, and ammunition were discovered by construction workers on the roof of one of the schools.

UK swoons over Swedish policy smörgåsbord

UK swoons over Swedish policy smörgåsbord

British politicians have a "big crush" on Sweden, according to the Economist magazine, a love affair shared by both the left and right despite lingering questions about how much of what works in Sweden can work in the UK.

Swedes pay respects to Princess Lilian

Swedes pay respects to Princess Lilian

The lying in state of Princess Lilian of Sweden was held on Friday at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, with hundreds of well-wishers turning up to pay their final respects.

Chats link cyberbully suspect to girl’s suicide

Chats link cyberbully suspect to girl’s suicide

Prosecutors on Friday ordered a 44-year-old man held on remand, saying the man's online chats are connected to a 13-year-old girl's suspected suicide.

Borås: ‘A lovely city – if you’re a student’

Borås: ‘A lovely city – if you’re a student’

An engineering student from Saudi Arabia presents Borås, a town of around 65,000 "well-dressed" residents and one enormous Pinocchio, for this week’s My Sweden.

Thousands of Swedes hit with porn surfing bills

Thousands of Swedes hit with porn surfing bills

A Swedish company with a dubious past has sent out invoices to thousands of Swedes demanding payment for allegedly visiting pornographic websites.

Swedish krona ‘world’s strongest’ currency

Swedish krona ‘world’s strongest’ currency

The krona has been the best performing currency over the past year, according to statistics from Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) and news agency Bloomberg.

‘Swedish politicians have a lot to learn about discussing race’

‘Swedish politicians have a lot to learn about discussing race’

Justice Minister Beatrice Ask's clumsy statements in response to criticism of police efforts to deport illegal immigrants have left historian and commentator David Lindén feeling like a criminal for looking "non-Swedish".

Bildt accused of leaking secrets to the US

Bildt accused of leaking secrets to the US

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has denied claims he leaked details of secret meetings to the United States following media reports based on diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks.

Abortions more common despite morning-after pill

Abortions more common despite morning-after pill

Abortion figures in Sweden have increased since the introduction of the morning-after pill, with experts blaming the unwanted pregnancies on Swedes' "careless" contraception habits.