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Stockholm attack: Truck mows down pedestrians

The incident took place in Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden institutes military draft for both men and women

Sweden abolished compulsory military service for men in 2010 because there were enough volunteers to meet its military needs. It has never had a military draft for women.

Trump’s suggestion of a major ‘terror incident’ astonishes Sweden

Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country.

Denmark joins the race to host EU drug agency after Brexit

The Danish government teamed up with the former head of drug company Novo Nordisk in its campaign to become the new host of the London-based European Medicines Agency after Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Sweden to ban gender segregation in schools

Currently schools can choose to educate children separately, as long as they provide an equal standard of teaching.

Major bribery scandal exposes top level Swedish corruption

Fredrik Lundberg, one of Sweden's most powerful tycoons, and former finance minister Anders Borg have been questioned by prosecutors as suspects in a bribery probe.

Gang rape in Sweden streamed live on Facebook

Three young men suspected of gang raping a woman in Sweden and livestreaming the attack on Facebook have been detained, police said, urging social media users to turn over the footage.

Swedish leader warns NATO of security threats in Baltic Sea area

Sweden's prime minister has warned that the Scandinavian country faces several security threats, including cyberattacks.

Sweden receives written report from Assange interview

Swedish prosecutors have begun an assessment of a recent interview of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, which forms part of an inquiry into a possible sex crime involving Assange in Sweden in 2010.

Sweden to start medical age tests for refugees

A total 35,000 unaccompanied refugee minors came to Sweden in the fall of 2015 and the country's Migration Agency is currently processing around 20,000 asylum applications.

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