Sweden News

Nine killed in plane crash during skydiving trip in Sweden

The small plane designed to carry parachutists crashed on an island on the Ume river shortly after take off, police spokesman Peder Jonsson said, adding the cause for the accident was unknown. He said those on board were on a skydiving trip.

Sweden rejects China's request to extradite ex-official Qiao Jianjun

China had asked Sweden to extradite Qiao, also known as Feng Li, on suspicion of breach of trust and fraud relating to the embezzlement of the equivalent of about 100 million Swedish crowns ($11 million).


People in Sweden switch to trains to deter global warming

One flight between Sweden's two biggest cities, Stockholm and Gothenburg, generates as much carbon dioxide, the gas that contributes the most to global warming, as 40,000 train journeys, according to SJ, the country's biggest train operator.

Explosion in southern town in Sweden injures 25, cause unclear

The cause of the explosion was unclear but police said a bomb squad was on its way to the scene in downtown Linkoping and that they had opened a criminal investigation.

Designs on India

Designs on India is an exhibition that aims to popularise Scandinavian designs in India and encourage collaborations.

Too hot to handle

A Swedish schoolgirl and the global movement she triggered against climate change.


The Sweden show

For seven years, an ordinary citizen was allowed to tweet what they wanted from the handle for a week, the only restriction being that they break no laws. There were surprises, of course, like the man who tweeted on the pleasures of self pleasure.

Reaching out

PM’s journeys abroad showcase continuing foreign policy innovation. But it is not insulated from turbulence at home.

Shock and awe

Sweden’s Disgusting Food Museum seeks to engender empathy in food cultures. It may end up reinforcing stereotypes/

In Sweden, eight-year-old girl pulls pre-viking sword from lake

It was exceptionally well-preserved and included a cover made from leather and wood, the Jonkoping county museum said in a statement posted this week.

Sweden Photos

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven years in the Ecuadorean embassy

A look back at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven years inside the Ecuadorean embassy, after his South American hosts abruptly revoked his asylum and he was arrested by British police.