Attack on migration minister at refugee home

Attack on migration minister at refugee home

UPDATED: Sweden's Minister for Justice and Migration, Morgan Johansson has been attacked with a fire extinguisher after visiting a housing project for refugees in southern Sweden, but is not thought to have been injured.

Finnair launches new routes to Sweden

Finnair launches new routes to Sweden

UPDATED: Helsinki-based airline Finnair has announced it is opening new services between Swedish airports in Umeå, Luleå, Norrköping and Visby and the Finnish capital.

Swedish model ‘raped and kidnapped’ by Italian

Swedish model ‘raped and kidnapped’ by Italian

UPDATED: A 23-year-old Swedish model has been hospitalized after allegedly being kidnapped, raped and beaten over a six month period by an Italian man in a town near Milan.

Is Sweden Democrat leader returning after all?

Is Sweden Democrat leader returning after all?

Despite reports in the Swedish media over the weekend suggesting that the leader of Sweden's nationalist party, Jimmie Åkesson, was set to resign this week, sources within the Sweden Democrats have suggested he's set for a comeback.

King holds Saudi talks with Foreign Minister

King holds Saudi talks with Foreign Minister

UPDATED: Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf has held talks with Foreign Minister Margot Wallström at the Royal Palace, with the pair discussing their country's diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia.

Why Stockholm is the ‘Boston of Europe’
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Why Stockholm is the ‘Boston of Europe’

It’s no secret that Stockholm and Boston are premier cities for higher education on their respective sides of the Atlantic. But a closer look reveals that similarities between the two cities go well beyond academics.

Faulty switch sparks travel chaos in capital

Faulty switch sparks travel chaos in capital

Travel chaos for thousands of Stockholm rail commuters caused by a faulty switch near the Swedish capital's central station on Monday is set to continue until Tuesday morning.

‘Negro ball’ scrapped from Swedish dictionary

‘Negro ball’ scrapped from Swedish dictionary

UPDATED: For the first time, Swedish dictionaries are set to recommend alternative words alongside expressions deemed racist or otherwise offensive. Some words will also be removed completely, including 'negerboll' (negro ball) for a type of Swedish sweet.

Watch out what you like: Henk van Ess reveals advanced techniques of online investigation

Watch out what you like: Henk van Ess reveals advanced techniques of online investigation

This past weekend the annual Swedish investigative journalism conference, Gräv, took place. NFGL member Natasha Dmytrenko writes about one of the most interesting seminars.

Could maps of Sweden be completely redrawn?

Could maps of Sweden be completely redrawn?

The Swedish government has announced plans to merge old counties into new administrative regions, in a bid to change a centuries old tradition that could see the map of Sweden completely redrawn.

‘I can sit in a meeting and hear roosters’

‘I can sit in a meeting and hear roosters’

Desmond Wong, 35, from Vancouver, Canada, designs 'user experiences' for a living and has had a few unique ones of his own at his company's unusual office space in Bromma, Stockholm.

Sweden triples maximum limit at asylum centres

Sweden triples maximum limit at asylum centres

Fifteen thousand more asylum places are expected to be needed in Sweden this year. To cope with an increasing flow of refugees, the Swedish Migration Board has more than tripled the maximum number of residents allowed at asylum centres from 200 to 650, Swedish Radio reported on Monday.