A total of 19 people have been arrested and dozens of others carted away following clashes at a neo-Nazi May Day march in Jönköping, central Sweden, where counter demonstrators outnumbered the far-right activists.
Police in southern Sweden have arrested two people on suspicion of murdering an eight-year-old girl. The girl's parents, who are abroad, have not yet been informed of their daughter's death.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea has recalled another four million of its children's wall mounted lamps after renewed fears that the cords present a strangulation hazard.
The annual Walpurgis night (Valborg) passed without any major incidents with chilly conditions in the north and rain in the capital dampening the mood, but there were reports of drunkenness and fighting elsewhere.
Sweden appointed a new ambassador to Switzerland on Wednesday, a day after a media report that the current envoy lobbied Swiss parliamentarians to promote the sale of Swedish fighter jets.