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Attack on Malmö Jewish centre ruled a hate crime

Attack on Malmö Jewish centre ruled a hate crime

The explosion outside a Jewish community centre in Malmö last week is now being investigated as a hate crime, a move welcomed by the Swedish Committee Against Anti-Semitism.

Stockholm gears up for 'tweed' bike event

Stockholm gears up for 'tweed' bike event

A unique collection of old-fashioned cyclists are set to hit the streets of Stockholm on Saturday to pay homage to a bygone era of fashion and foot-powered fun.

New attack knocks out government sites

New attack knocks out government sites

The websites of several Swedish government agencies were knocked offline at 2.30pm on Friday afternoon, the time at which hacktivist network Anonymous warned it would launch a cyber attack against Swedish state interests.

Parents outraged over school photo 'retouching'

Parents outraged over school photo 'retouching'

A school portrait photography company that offers to “retouch” the children's photos has come under fire in northern Sweden, leaving the photographers surprised and several parents fuming.

Retrial for Södertälje gang murder case

Retrial for Södertälje gang murder case

A retrial has been ordered in a massive gang war trial in Södertälje south of Stockholm after one of the lay judges was found to be biased. The ruling puts 18 convictions, including that of a suspected gang leader, in doubt.

North Koreans in Sweden on 'discreet' trade visit

A business and trade delegation from North Korea has been in Sweden learning about its economy and visiting companies, banks and state agencies, Swedish Radio reported on Friday.

Swedish teen's rape story video: English translation

On Thursday, 14-year-old Lovisa Nystrand from Linköping in central Sweden published a video on Facebook entitled "How it all happened" in which she tells of being raped by a friend.

Transfusion tragedy as baby gets hepatitis C

Transfusion tragedy as baby gets hepatitis C

A baby with heart problems was infected with hepatitis C on Thursday after a blood transfusion in a Gothenburg hospital.

Swedish teen's rape story causes Facebook stir

Swedish teen's rape story causes Facebook stir

A Swedish girl struck a nerve Thursday after publishing a video on Facebook about her rape by a friend five years her senior, a day after he was sentenced to prison for two years.

Swedish medical uni ranked best in the region

Swedish medical uni ranked best in the region

University hospital Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm scored best among Nordic centres of higher learning, in the British Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings.

Swedish art 'contributed' to Serb pride parade ban

Swedish art 'contributed' to Serb pride parade ban

Serbia's prime minister on Thursday said an art show featuring controversial images of Jesus was a "provocation" that contributed to the ban on Belgrade's gay parade.