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'No foul play' in teen girl's hanging death

'No foul play' in teen girl's hanging death

The 17-year-old girl who was found hanged in a tree in in southern Stockholm last Thursday was most likely not the victim of a crime, medical examiners concluded on Monday.

Swedish terror suspects convicted in Denmark

Swedish terror suspects convicted in Denmark

Four men from Sweden were convicted by a Danish court on Monday for plotting a terror attack on the Jyllands-Posten daily in Copenhagen in December 2010 that was meant to "kill as many as possible".

Global arms spending flat in 2011: Swedish think tank sees

Global arms spending flat in 2011: Swedish think tank sees

World military spending failed to rise last year for the first time since 1998 in what could herald a major trend break, but the global nuclear threat remains strong, think tank SIPRI said Monday.

UK probes Swede's brutal boss beheading

UK probes Swede's brutal boss beheading

The beheading of a golf club manager by a Swedish citizen in the UK has prompted a letter to Swedish justice minister Beatrice Ask inquiring why the man was allowed to leave Sweden despite being charged with a crime.

Sweden Democrat 'set own home on fire': report

A local Sweden Democrat politician who was targeted in an alleged arson attack at her home in Södermanland south of Stockholm in late August is now suspected of having lit the fire herself.

Swedish military raises terror threat level

Swedish military raises terror threat level

The Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmaketn) on Monday raised its terror threat level to "elevated" citing the "general development" of threats in recent years.

Stockholm's Beethoven fest closes with a bang

Stockholm's Beethoven fest closes with a bang

After taking in the final concert of the Beethoven Festival series in Stockholm on Saturday night, ex-orchestral musician Louise Ling gives her review of the performance for experts and run-of-the-mill music fans alike.

Sweden's Olsson looks to shine on Euro stage

Sweden's Olsson looks to shine on Euro stage

Having spent the last few seasons making a name for himself in the Premier League, Martin Olsson will now get the chance to show his credentials on the international stage.

Sweden Democrats third largest party: poll

Sweden Democrats third largest party: poll

The far-right Sweden Democrats are Sweden's third largest political party, according to a new poll, while another survey shows the three centre-left parties have enough support to command a majority in parliament.

Armed thieves in dramatic ferry robbery

Armed thieves in dramatic ferry robbery

Two masked and armed thieves performed a dramatic robbery on a moored ferry in southern Sweden on Sunday night, firing shots and stealing a six-figure sum from the currency exchange office before escaping on a motorcycle.

Hillary Clinton ‘thrilled’ with Sweden visit

Hillary Clinton ‘thrilled' with Sweden visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent a busy Sunday in Stockholm, meeting with politicians and members of the Swedish royal family and discussing climate change, global warming, and the thrill of being in Sweden.

Sleeping tourist raped on Stockholm park bench

Sleeping tourist raped on Stockholm park bench

A man who fell asleep on a Stockholm park bench on early Saturday morning woke up as he was being raped by an unknown assailant.