Sweden

Swedish population tops 10 million

The population of Sweden officially hit the 10-million mark on Friday, Statistics Sweden said, citing a rise in births and immigration.

Greek, Italian mayors share Palme Prize for assisting migrants

Two mayors in Greece and Italy were Monday named co-winners of the 2016 Olof Palme Prize for their "inspiring leadership" in assisting "fellow human beings fleeing from war, terror, and misery."...

Agency: Sweden was the target of 100,000 cyberattacks in 2016

Foreign spies working via the internet attacked targets in Sweden 100,000 times in 2016, the Swedish intelligence agency revealed on Sunday in an interview with broadcaster SVT.

Study: Russia running targeted false news campaign in Sweden

Russia is increasingly attempting to influence opinion in Sweden, according to a report by the Swedish Institute for International Affairs and reported on in Saturday's Dagens Nyheter newspaper....

Severe winter weather batters large parts of Europe

Parts of Europe faced chaotic travel conditions on Thursday as temperatures across the region plunged below zero amid heavy snowfalls, blocked roads, dozens of accidents and the worst coastal...

Sweden convicts five Afghan teens of raping Afghan minor

A Swedish court Friday convicted five Afghan teenagers of raping an Afghan minor, but rejected the prosecution's request that they be deported after serving their sentences.

Bulk data retention in Britain and Sweden breaches EU law, court says

British and Swedish measures allowing for the blanket collection and retention of communication data such as text messages and call history are in breach of EU law, the European Court of Justice (...

Swedish court hears slander case filed by footballer Ibrahimovic

Lawyers for footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed Monday that the former coach of Sweden's athletics team slandered the footballer during a one-day trial in a Swedish court.

Sweden approves extradition of racist sniper to Germany

A Swedish court Thursday approved the extradition to Germany of a man serving a life sentence for a series of sniper attacks targeting immigrants in the early 1990s.

Ikea's yearly profits jump by almost one-fifth to 4.2 billion euros

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea's full-year net profit rose 19.6 per cent to 4.2 billion euros (4.5 billion dollars), the group said Wednesday, citing growth in both mature and emerging markets....

Western arms firms keep lead role in global sales

Defence firms in the United States and Western Europe dominated global arms sales in 2015, but sales by companies in Russia and South Korea were also rising, a Swedish-based research institute...

Sweden great Ibrahimovic honoured with statue and 11th Golden Ball

Sweden's greatest footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic won his 11th Golden Ball at the annual Swedish football gala late Monday for "efforts at the highest level."

US whistleblower Snowden urges global effort for privacy protection

Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden called Monday for a global fight to protect personal privacy as a basic human right against mass surveillance systems.

Assange lawyer barred from questioning on alleged rape

A Swedish lawyer for Julian Assange said he was not allowed to be present during the questioning of the WikiLeaks founder over a rape allegation, as Swedish prosecutors completed a two-day...

Swedish prosecutor meets WikiLeaks' Julian Assange in London

A Swedish prosecutor visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London Monday to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange regarding allegations of rape and a less serious sexual offence, though the topic...