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

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

Talk to Al Jazeera

Peter Hultqvist: 'Respect international law'

The Swedish Defence Minister discusses security issues in the Baltic region as Russian and NATO troops mobilise.

WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks' Assange questioned over rape allegation

Founder of whistle-blowing website, who has been living in Ecuador's UK embassy for years, denies the accusations.

WikiLeaks' Assange questioned at the Ecuadorian embassy

Sweden

Belgium holds up EU-Canada CETA trade pact

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says French-speaking region of the country has refused to back the CETA deal.

Belgium holds up EU-Canada CETA trade pact

WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks: Assange's internet 'severed' by state actor

WikiLeaks says it is activating "contingency plans" after Assange's internet access cut by a "state actor".

WikiLeaks: Assange's internet 'severed' by state actor

Business & Economy

Economics Nobel awarded for contract theory work

Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom laid "intellectual foundation" for designing policies and institutions in many areas.

Oliver Hart, Bengt Holmstrom win Nobel Economics Prize

Science & Technology

Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel prize in medicine

Japanese professor worked on how cells break down and recycle content, which could shed light on range of diseases.

Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel prize in medicine