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Sweden election: voters go to polls amid far-right surge – live | World news

Richard Orange has been speaking to voters in southern Sweden for the Guardian. Emil Nilsson, 37, was one of the first to arrive at the town art gallery in Sjöbo, where the Sweden Democrats won 30 percent of the vote Read more…


As Sweden Votes, the Far Right Gains Even in an Immigrant Bastion

FLEN, Sweden — The entrance to the small mosque is blocked by a gate. A window is badly cracked around a hole from a rock or a BB gun. A sliding metal security door has been painted with a swastika, Read more…


How Spanish flu helped create Sweden’s modern welfare state | Cities

On 15 September 1918, a 12-year-old boy named Karl Karlsson who lived just outside Östersund, Sweden, wrote a short diary entry: “Two who died of Spanish flu buried today. A few snowflakes in the air.” For all its brevity and Read more…


Swedish PM asks arsonists ‘what the heck are you doing?’ setting fire to cars | World news

Masked young people torched dozens of cars overnight in Sweden and threw rocks at police, prompting an angry response from the prime minister, who asked “what the heck are you doing?” Police spokesman Hans Lippens said initial reports indicated that Read more…


Sweden’s Tallest Peak Shrinks in Record Heat

The southern peak was first measured in 1880, when it stood at 2,123 meters. Its height has varied from year to year, growing in colder years and shrinking in warmer ones. But since 1995, it has shrunk almost a meter Read more…


Swedish student’s dramatic plane protest stops man’s deportation ‘to hell’ | World news

A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from the flight. Elin Ersson, whose Facebook page Read more…


Heat Wave Scorches Sweden as Wildfires Rage in the Arctic Circle

STOCKHOLM — As Europe grapples with near-record temperatures and sustained drought, Sweden has become the latest nation to confront a wave of wildfires as far north as the Arctic Circle, prompting the authorities to evacuate some villages and to appeal Read more…


World Cup 2018 quarter-final: Sweden v England – live! | Football

1.30pm BST13:30 Some pre-match listening: In last night’s World Cup Football Daily podcast, Max Rushden was in the chair as Andy Brassell, Marcela Mora y Araujo and yours truly picked over the bones of Belgium’s win over Brazil and France’s Read more…


World Cup 2018: Reaction to Brazil’s exit and Sweden v England buildup – live! | Football

And like that, South America left the building, as Russia 2018 reverts to an all-european Euros-style knockout competition. The loss of Cavani pre-whistle perhaps the biggest impediment to Uruguay’s potential progress, but in fairness it perhaps would have taken something Read more…


World Cup 2018: the latest news and reaction after England progress – live! | Football

And there we have it. The quarter-final lineup is complete and, after yet another night of drama – if not entirely high-level football – England joined Sweden as the final names to fill out in the last-eight bracket of our Read more…