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Thousands of Swedes trapped in flight chaos

Thousands of Swedes trapped in flight chaos

Thousands of Swedes heading home by plane are currently stuck at airports across Europe, with London and Heathrow causing the greatest headaches for travellers.

Swedish GDP growth nears record high: report

Sweden's GDP growth is currently at levels that have been outpaced only four other times since World War Two, according to a finance ministry agency on Tuesday.

Malmö shooter remanded again as charges mount

Malmö shooter remanded again as charges mount

The 38-year-old suspected Malmö serial shooter had been ordered to remain in custody as suspicions against him widened to three murders and 10 attempted murders.

Sweden could be a 'catalyst of understanding' after attack

Sweden could be a 'catalyst of understanding' after attack

While Sweden is left asking why after experiencing its first suicide bombing, Fulbright scholar and US Muslim Dr. Abdul-Majeed Azad calls on the country to deploy its history of neutrality to build bridges across Europe to defeat the radicalisation of Muslim youth.

Swedish accusers in 'tizzy' for STDs: Assange

Swedish accusers in 'tizzy' for STDs: Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange alleged on Tuesday that the Swedish women who accused him of sexual assault got into a "tizzy" about possibly contracting a sexually transmitted disease from him.

TeliaSonera appeals Russian court ruling

TeliaSonera appeals Russian court ruling

Swedish telecom firm TeliaSonera confirmed on Tuesday that it has filed an appeal against a Russian court decision blocking the merger of its stakes in two mobile phone operators with Moscow-based Altimo.

Bombing was an attack on Swedish society: PM

Bombing was an attack on Swedish society: PM

Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt used his Christmas speech to condemn the suicide bombing in Stockholm as "an attack on Swedish society", praising Muslim leaders for standing up for freedom and openness.

US 'pressured' Sweden on Afghanistan

US 'pressured' Sweden on Afghanistan

Sweden was pressured by the United States to increase its commitment in Afghanistan, documents released by WikiLeaks reveal.

Man fined after demanding sex refund from teen's dad

A 57-year-old man has been fined by a Swedish court for grooming a 13-year-old girl for sex after he approached the girl's father for a cash refund when she declined to show up as agreed.

Total lunar eclipse visible over Sweden

Total lunar eclipse visible over Sweden

On Tuesday morning, the beginning of a total lunar eclipse was visible over Sweden, with viewing best in the northern parts of the country.

Swedish mass murderer gets four more years

Swedish mass murderer gets four more years

Swedish mass murderer Mattias Flink, convicted of killing seven people, is set to be released in 2019 after the appeals court confirmed a lower court decision.

Rail chaos continues as snow record awaits

Rail chaos continues as snow record awaits

Train services in the south of Sweden remained in disarray on Tuesday with problems set to extend over the Christmas period with record snowfalls forecast.

US tightens security at Stockholm embassy

US tightens security at Stockholm embassy

The US embassy in Stockholm has increased its security, according to a statement on its homepage.