Swedish Queen to spend Christmas day in hospital

The Queen, who celebrated her 73rd birthday on Thursday, was taken to the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna late last night.

Basic income for unemployed citizens in Finland

Finland is to introduce a basic income for some citizens from next month, becoming the one of the first countries to adopt the policy.

IKEA reaches ‘a tentative settlement’ with US families

IKEA, the leading Swedish home furnishings retailer, says "a tentative settlement" has been reached in the case involving three families in the United States whose children died after Ikea chests and dressers tipped over.

Outstanding Henrik Stenson Europe’s golfer of the year

Golfer Henrik Stenson, who overcame American Phil Mickelson in a thrilling final-round duel to triumph in the British Open at Royal Troon in July, has won the Golf Writers’ Trophy for the second time in his career.

‘Gender-equal’ snow removal leads to chaos in Stockholm

Politicians in Stockholm said the policy of “gender-equal” snow removal has failed after the weather brought Sweden’s capital to a standstill last week, with hospitals reporting a fourfold increase in broken bones.

Julian Assange finally questioned next week

More than four years after he took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face questioning there on Nov. 14 over Sweden's allegations against him of sex crimes, including rape.

Sweden wants the EU to switch to emission-free cars by 2030

The Swedish government aims to produce all of its power from renewable energy sources by 2040.

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Shia Muslims prayer room in Sweden

On October 11, a fire broke out in a Shia prayer house in Malmö, Sweden's third largest and most multicultural city. Police believed that the fire was caused by Molotov cocktails which were thrown inside through broken windows. The event was largely overshadowed by the massive explosion that hit the Babel night club on October 10.

European Union leaders lash out at Russia

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said it's important to keep up the sanctions pressure over Ukraine, particularly because of Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Calls for emergency EU border checks

Germany, Austria and Sweden said that emergency border checks inside Europe’s free-travel zone should remain in place after a mid-November expiry as the EU continues to argue over how to deal with an influx of refugees and migrants.

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