Published: 12 Dec 10 20:06 CET | Double click on a word to get a translation
A Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) employee warned an acquaintance to stay clear of an area in central Stockholm on Saturday where, several hours later, two explosions went off in what is being called a terrorist attack.
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Swedish intelligence officials on Monday said they are "98 percent" certain about the identity of the man who blew himself in central Stockholm on Saturday, adding he was "completely unknown" to intelligence agencies. READ »
AC Milan went six points clear at the top of Serie A on Sunday after earning its 10th win in 12 league games with a 3-0 romp over Bologna, sealed by a goal from Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. READ (2 COMMENTS) »
The man suspected of carrying out Saturday's bomb attacks in Stockholm claimed in a purported will that he was fulfilling a threat by al-Qaeda in Iraq to attack Sweden, a terror monitoring group said on Monday. READ »
British police are continuing the search of a home northwest of London on Monday in connection with Saturday's bombings in Stockholm in light of reports that the perpetrator used to live in the area. READ »
South African police are investigating a possible link between the murder of Swedish newlywed Anni Dewani and the 2007 killing of a local doctor under similar circumstances, media reported on Sunday. READ (1 COMMENT) »
A Yemeni Islamist website claimed on Sunday to have identified the bomber who carried out Saturday’s attacks in Stockholm in what the website called a “martyrdom operation”. READ »
The twin blasts that rocked central Stockholm on Saturday were a suspected suicide attack, a Swedish intelligence official said Sunday, adding it remained unclear whether more attacks may be in store. READ »
Politicians, foreign embassies in Stockholm and European leaders have joined Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in condemnation of Saturday’s suicide bombing on one of the capital’s busiest shopping streets. READ »
by Po Tidholm Sweden is an egalitarian place these days, so any child can be chosen as Lucia for the annual procession at the local daycare centre, not just girls with long blonde hair. The boys usually prefer to be brownies (tomtar) or "star boys" (stjärngossar) in the procession, while quite a few girls agree to be Lucia's handmaidens (tärnor). Read more »
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