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'Remember my face': murder suspect

A man previously detained for the suspected murder of a 48-year-old man in January has had his remand period extended in Malmö on Thursday resulting in a dramatic court room scene.

Man found dead in Malmö after 'noisy brawl'

Man found dead in Malmö after 'noisy brawl'

A man has been found dead in the city of Malmö, in southern Sweden, and local police suspect foul play.

Azerbaijan condemns Loreen's activist meeting

Azerbaijan condemns Loreen's activist meeting

Hosts of the Eurovision song contest, Azerbaijan, has condemned the alleged "politicisation" of the glitzy song contest after Swedish entrant Loreen - hotly tipped as a possible winner - met with human rights activists on Wednesday.

Swedish rapper reported for Twitter death threat

Swedish rapper reported for Twitter death threat

Sweden Democrat party leader Jimmie Åkesson received a death threat from a Swedish rapper through Twitter, prompting to the political party leader to report the matter to police.

One dead in foreign worker car crash

One person was killed and several injured in a serious traffic accident outside of Idre, in the Dalarna region of central Sweden, some 460 kilometres from Stockholm, when an overcrowded minivan carrying Ukrainian forestry workers was overturned.

Police suspect theft after surprise cash 'windfall'

Police suspect theft after surprise cash 'windfall'

A woman is suspected of theft after she dropped a stash of 1,000 kronor ($140) banknotes in southern Sweden and then fled the scene, while local residents rushed in to gather the loot that was blowing in the wind.

Honk-happy man charged for overusing car horn

Honk-happy man charged for overusing car horn

A 68-year-old man from Eslöv in southern Sweden took offence at a plain clothes police officer's double parking and honked his horn continuously until the officer stopped dealing with an on-going robbery and proved his identity.

Sweden moves to outlaw forced marriages

Anyone in Sweden who forces someone else to get married against their will can be sent to prison, according to proposed legislation presented Thursday which aims to criminalize forced marriages.

'Okay for teachers to hit students': Swedish court

'Okay for teachers to hit students': Swedish court

Teachers should be able to tolerate violence inflicted on them by students, but at the same time have scope for using force against unruly pupils, according to two recent Swedish court rulings.

Cheap Norway nappies smuggled via Sweden

Cheap Norway nappies smuggled via Sweden

A gang of Lithuanian diaper smugglers is using Sweden as a transit country to ferry cheap nappies bought in Norway for resale at a stiff markup in eastern Europe.