Swedish tolerance under question as attacks on migrants rise

A series of attacks in Sweden on beggars, many Roma, has highlighted a dark side to a country considered a bastion of tolerance but where the far right has been gaining support by claiming society is under threat from waves of immigrants.

Taslima Nasreen's visa extended by one year

Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's visa was on Friday extended for a year by the Home Ministry.

Sweden urges Amnesty to learn from its prostitution laws

Sweden is urging Amnesty International to study its pioneering prostitution law, amid disappointment over the human rights group`s vote to back the decriminalisation of the sex trade, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.

Swedish prosecutors drop Assange sexual assault probe

 Swedish prosecutors dropped a sexual assault probe against Julian Assange on Thursday after the time limit on the case expired, but still want to question the WikiLeaks founder about a rape allegation.

Ecuador blames Sweden, Britain for `inaction` on Assange case

Ecuador said Thursday that Sweden and Britain`s "inaction" was to blame for the expiration of the Swedish sexual assault probe of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Sweden to drop Assange sex assault probe as deadline expires
Sweden to drop Assange sex assault probe as deadline expires

 Swedish prosecutors are set to drop a sexual assault probe against Julian Assange on Thursday when the case reaches its expiration date without investigators having succeeded in questioning the WikiLeaks founder.

CCTV `shows Ikea suspect tried to kill self` after murders: Report

 CCTV footage from an Ikea store in Sweden where two people were stabbed to death earlier this week, show the alleged attacker trying to commit suicide, the Aftonbladet daily reported Wednesday.

Ikea attack suspects are Eritrean asylum seekers, motive unknown

 The two suspects in a knife attack at an Ikea store in Sweden that left two dead are Eritrean asylum-seekers, one of whom has denied any involvement while the other is in critical condition, police said Tuesday.

One suspect denies Ikea attack in Sweden, other in critical condition

 One of two suspects in the knife attack at an Ikea store in Sweden that left two dead has denied involvement in the crime while the other is in critical condition, officials said Tuesday.

Two stabbed to death at Ikea store in Sweden: Police

Two people were stabbed to death at an Ikea store in the central Swedish town of Vasteras and a third person was wounded, police said on Monday.

ISIS captures pregnant Swedish teen girl and her partner in Syria
ISIS captures pregnant Swedish teen girl and her partner in Syria

A 15-year-old pregnant Swedish girl and her 19-year-old partner were captured in Syria by Islamic State extremists, reports said Monday.

Sarah Sjostrom breaks women`s 100m butterfly record
Sarah Sjostrom breaks women`s 100m butterfly record

Sweden`s Sarah Sjostrom broke the women`s 100m butterfly world record in the semi-finals of the world swimming championships on Sunday.

Two Swedes arrested over 'terrorist crimes' in Syria

Swedish prosecutors today announced the arrest of two Swedes suspected of committing murder in war-torn Syria, in the nation's first such detentions since the conflict erupted in 2011.

Hamburg sign Swedish midfielder Albin Ekdal
Hamburg sign Swedish midfielder Albin Ekdal

 Swedish midfielder Albin Ekdal moves from Italian outfit Cagliari Calcio to Bundesliga side Hamburg, both clubs confirmed on Sunday.

Swedish Prime Minister Lofven rushed to hospital

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was rushed to hospital on Thursday after landing back in Stockholm from Ethiopia, officials said.

Swedish Prime Minister Lofven taken to hospital

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was rushed to hospital on Thursday after landing back in Stockholm from Ethiopia, officials said.

France says no to asylum for WikiLeaks` Julian Assange
France says no to asylum for WikiLeaks` Julian Assange

 The French government rejected an asylum request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday, saying he did not face "immediate danger". 

Sweden beat Portugal to win first Euro U21 title

Goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren saved two penalties in a shoot-out to lead Sweden to victory over Portugal and their first European Under-21 title in Prague on Tuesday.

Portugal, Sweden set up final clash at Euro U-21
Portugal, Sweden set up final clash at Euro U-21

Portugal swept Germany and Sweden beat Denmark in the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship on Saturday to set up a final clash due on Tuesday.

Sweden steps up military readiness amid Russia concerns

Sweden is stepping up its military capabilities and exercises with NATO amid concerns over Russia`s military resurgence, Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist said on Friday.