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World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018: England beat Sweden to reach semi-finals

Headed goals by Maguire and Alli against Sweden seal England's spot in the last-four for the first time since 1990.

World Cup 2018: England beat Sweden to reach semi-finals

Europe

Immigrant football unites Sweden against World Cup racism

Jimmy Durmaz, who is ethnically Assyrian, was a victim of racial abuse from his countrymen after being blamed for the team's loss to Germany, but Assyrian Swedish footballers are not uncommon.

World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018: There is no 'i' in Sweden's team

Sweden has a proud tradition of playing an organised-style of football, starting with the academies that feed clubs in its domestic league.

Europe

Stockholm truck attacker sentenced to life

Rakhmat Akilov given life sentence for killing five people using stolen truck last year.

Swedish court sentences Stockholm truck attacker to life

Refugees

Migration to play key role in upcoming Swedish elections

Far-right Sweden Democrats have seen growing support in polls as campaign discourse focuses on refugees and migrants.

Migration to play key role in upcoming Swedish elections

Sweden

Nobel Prize for literature postponed in wake of sex scandal

Award postponed after new details emerge on Swedish Academy's handling of a sexual and financial misconduct scandals.

Nobel Prize for literature postponed in wake of sex scandal

Denmark

Danish inventor gets life for murder of Kim Wall

Copenhagen court finds Peter Madsen guilty of premeditated murder, sexual assault and desecrating a corpse.

Peter Madsen gets life sentence in Kim Wall murder case

Witness

Reading North: Books in the Arctic

Oula has run a mobile library in the Nordic Arctic for 40 years, but as retirement looms the bus' future is uncertain.

Music

Swedish superstar DJ Avicii dies in Oman aged 28

Tributes pour in as award-winning artist and producer is found dead in Muscat, Oman.

Swedish star DJ Avicii dead at 28

Al Jazeera Correspondent

Why I run

We profile people from around the world, who all run for different reasons.

Palestine

Walk to Palestine: Activist walking 5,000km

Benjamin Ladraa is walking from Sweden to Palestine to raise awareness of the Israeli occupation.

Walk to Palestine: Activist walking 5,000km

Julian Assange

UK judge upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Judge rules it remains in public interest to enforce UK warrant against WikiLeaks founder for breach of bail conditions.

UK judge upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Pyeongchang 2018

Pyeongchang 2018: A history of Swedish success

When the first medal events start on Saturday, you can expect to see plenty of golds around the necks of Swedes.

China

China confirms detention of Hong Kong bookseller

Swedish citizen 'subjected to criminal coercive measures' for allegedly breaking law, China's foreign ministry says.

China confirms arrest of bookseller Gui Minhai

Sweden

How Instagram is helping Swedes cope with police racism

Instagram account Police Brutality in the Suburbs lets people share experiences as study reveals extent of abuse.

Social media and research: Swedes tackle police racism