Europe

Island Games 2017 kick off in Sweden's Gotland

More than 2,000 athletes have converged on a remote Swedish territory for the World Island Games 2017. Twenty-three islands are represented. For many taking part it was a mission just to get to Gotland.

Sweden

Swedish school includes skateboarding in curriculum

Skateboarding hasn’t always managed to shake off its image as a counterculture sport. But from 2020 it will be part of the Olympic Games and one school in Sweden has adopted skating as a part of its curriculum

Europe

'Focus moves to UK' as Sweden drops Assange rape probe

UK police say Assange will still be arrested for 'minor offence' if he left Ecuadorian embassy where he is holed up.

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Sweden

Assange lawyer asks Sweden court to drop arrest warrant

Lawyer cites statements by US officials calling for the WikiLeaks founder's arrest as grounds to repeal detention order.

Assange lawyer asks Sweden court to drop arrest warrant

Human Rights

Muslim women on May Day: 'My hijab isn't your business'

On International Workers' Day, marchers in Sweden take to streets to back Muslim women's right to wear hijabs at work.

May Day rallies for Muslim women's labour rights

Politics

Sweden launches arson probe into mosque fire

Police investigating blaze that burned part of country's biggest Shia place of worship outside Stockholm.

Sweden Muslims express 'shock' over mosque fire

Europe

Stockholm attack suspect confesses to 'terrorist crime'

Rakhmat Akilov accepts his custody detention and admits ploughing pedestrians in Swedish capital, his lawyer says.

Stockholm attack suspect confesses to 'terrorist crime'

Europe

Sweden: Uzbek native identified as truck attack suspect

Swedish prosecutors say man arrested for 'terrorist crimes' after truck rammed into crowds in Stockholm, killing four.

Europe

Stockholm attack: At least four dead after truck rams crowd

At least two people have been killed after a truck rammed into people in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. The driver ploughed into a busy shopping street, then crashed into a department store. Sweden's prime minister has called it a terror attack.

Europe

Deadly truck attack hits Stockholm department store

Swedish police say at least four killed and many injured in the incident on Drottninggatan street in the capital.

Stockholm: Beer truck ploughs into department store

Europe

Swedish parliament holds first war game in 20 years

Delegation of 50 lawmakers who have the power to replace parliament in the event of war held drill at a secret location.

Swedish parliament holds first war game in 20 years

Europe

Sweden's military spending surges over security threats

Citing 'security concerns', Sweden plans to add tens of millions in military spending to a $5bn defence budget.

Sweden boosts 2017 military spending by $55m

Europe

Sweden to bring back military conscription

Minority government introduces bill to restore 11-month conscription this summer for all Swedes born after 1999.

Sweden military service reintroduced 'to face threats'

Politics

Sweden PM wants to limit foreign low-skilled workers

Stefan Lofven says unemployed at home, including refugees, should fill jobs such as dishwashers and waiters.

PM Stefan Lofven wants to curb flow of foreign workers

Donald Trump

'Sweden? Terror attack? What has Trump been smoking?'

Confusion and mockery abound as US president refers to Sweden attack that never happened to justify Muslim ban.

Social media mocks Trump for making up Sweden attack