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Sweden attack shows more needed to combat extremism: UK PM

Sweden attack shows more needed to combat extremism: UK PM

UK Prime Minister David Cameron admitted on Wednesday that his country has not invested enough in fighting domestic Islamic extremism and vowed to do more in light of reports that a Swedish suicide bomber lived and studied northwest of London.

Rail operator was 'unprepared' for winter

Rail operator was 'unprepared' for winter

Swedish national rail operator SJ admitted on Wednesday that it was inadequately prepared to deal with the winter weather which swept through Sweden in recent weeks.

More crimes tied to Örebro rape suspect

More crimes tied to Örebro rape suspect

A 24-year-old man currently in detention for sexually assaulting 10 women in Örebro is suspected of four additional crimes.

Sweden gets closer to Golden Globe glory

Sweden gets closer to Golden Globe glory

Swedish-Danish co-production In a Better World (Hämnden) starring Beck actor Mikael Persbrandt has won a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Wednesday.

Teacher quits after airing of racist remarks

A teacher in Landskrona in southern Sweden who made racist comments to students two years ago has resigned.

Carnegie trio cleared of price fixing

Carnegie trio cleared of price fixing

Three former traders at investment bank Carnegie have been acquitted by Stockholm District Court on charges of illegal price manipulation.

‘Terrorism is a battle of minds, not of bombs’

‘Terrorism is a battle of minds, not of bombs'

As Sweden struggles to come to grips with the suicide bomb attack that shook central Stockholm on Saturday, Sweden-based Bangladeshi journalist Tasneem Khalil argues that the defence of freedom involves raising questions rather than throwing bombs in retaliation.

Islamic extremism 'a threat' to Sweden: Säpo

Islamic extremism 'a threat' to Sweden: Säpo

Violent Islamic extremism is a threat to Sweden that shouldn't be underestimated, a report published on Wednesday by Swedish security service Säpo has found.

Britta Persson: Sweden's next global pop sensation?

Britta Persson: Sweden's next global pop sensation?

Swedish singer-songwriter Britta Persson is hardly a newcomer, but following the success of her latest album, she may soon find her name added to the growing list of Swedish music exports, contributor Russell Parton explains.

The debate over Swedish troops in Afghanistan

The debate over Swedish troops in Afghanistan

As the Riksdag prepares to vote on Sweden's military mission in Afghanistan, contributor David Stavrou examines how the distant conflict became such an important foreign policy issue--even before being mentioned in a warning sent by the Stockholm suicide bomber.

Riksbank raises interest rate by 0.25 percent

Riksbank raises interest rate by 0.25 percent

Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, once again hiked the country's benchmark interest rate, the repo rate, by 0.25 percent on Wednesday, bringing the interest rate up to 1.25 percent.

Assange remains in prison on bail challenge

Assange remains in prison on bail challenge

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in a London prison even after a British court decided to grant him bail on charges of rape and molestation after Swedish prosecutors challenged the ruling.

Swedish police probe bomber's accomplices

Swedish police probe bomber's accomplices

Swedish investigators are continuing their hunt for possible accomplices of a suicide bomber who narrowly missed causing serious damage in Stockholm on Saturday afternoon as police boosted their presence in the city.

Electrolux closes Canada plant, cuts 1,300 jobs

Electrolux closes Canada plant, cuts 1,300 jobs

Swedish household appliance maker Electrolux announced on Tuesday that it will close an appliance manufacturing plant in Canada, cutting about 1,300 jobs.