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.

Santa Claus has left the North Pole for good

Forget the North Pole or Lapland, the most strategic location for Santa’s workshop is Jokkmokk in northern Sweden, according to researchers.

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.



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