Star Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic faces a French disciplinary commission next week as a result of a foul-mouthed outburst he made in March. But Swedes seem largely unconcerned by it all, seeing the Paris Saint-Germain star as a straight-talking underdog.
On Friday, rural residents drove tractors and other vehicles with banners into several Swedish cities to protest what they are calling the injustice they experience in the countryside. They say their concerns are largely ignored by politicians.
Nearly every other Swede is in favour of a legal ban on begging, according to a new survey by the tabloid Aftonbladet. The opinion poll shows a dramatic increase in six months in the percentage who support such a ban.