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Why Turkey is threatening to block Nato’s Nordic expansion
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Between the lines

Why Turkey is threatening to block Nato’s Nordic expansion

Ankara delays early vote on Sweden and Finland joining military alliance
19 May 2022
Did Sweden’s Covid-19 experiment pay off?
One of Stockholm’s busiest shopping streets in February 2021
Between the lines

Did Sweden’s Covid-19 experiment pay off?

WHO data reveals Scandinavian country has lower excess death rate than many European nations
9 May 2022
Will more countries join Nato?
Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (left) addresses reporters alongside her Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin
Behind the scenes

Will more countries join Nato?

Finland and Sweden mulling over plans to abandon neutrality and join military alliance
14 Apr 2022
Why Sweden’s first female prime minister lasted just seven hours
Social Democrat leader and former prime minister Magdalena Andersson
Stranger than fiction

Why Sweden’s first female prime minister lasted just seven hours

Political ‘bulldozer’ hits the skids as Green Party quits governing coalition
25 Nov 2021
Sweden: Covid outlier to Europe’s most infected country
State Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell
In Depth

Sweden: Covid outlier to Europe’s most infected country

Region declares ‘personal lockdown’ as patients in ICU hits new high
14 Apr 2021
Swedish towns ban face masks despite mounting Covid death toll
Stockholm
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Swedish towns ban face masks despite mounting Covid death toll

Vetoes follow a string of anti-mask statements by nation’s top officials
11 Feb 2021
Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 October
Andy Burnham speaks to the media during a press conference outside The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 October

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23 Oct 2020

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Coronavirus: should the UK have trusted its expert’s advice?
Boris Johnson and Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty leave a Downing Street press briefing
In Depth

Coronavirus: should the UK have trusted its expert’s advice?

Germany and Sweden followed their scientists to the letter - with very different outcomes
14 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Sweden’s Covid plan ‘a lesson for Britain’
Sweden coronavirus
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Sweden’s Covid plan ‘a lesson for Britain’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 28 September
28 Sep 2020
Ireland should allow ‘controlled Covid spread’, expert says
Dublin coronavirus
In Brief

Ireland should allow ‘controlled Covid spread’, expert says

Nordic nation’s ex-chief epidemiologist to warn against holding out for Covid vaccine
23 Sep 2020
Sweden claims ‘vindication’ over anti-lockdown policy
The Swedish flag is pictured on April 4, 2020 in Stockholm during the the new coronavirus COVID-19 pamdemic. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty I
In Brief

Sweden claims ‘vindication’ over anti-lockdown policy

Rate of positive tests has fallen from 19% at peak of pandemic to just 1.3%
10 Sep 2020
Swedish government splits from experts over herd immunity
Anders Tegnell
In Brief

Swedish government splits from experts over herd immunity

Government figures based on a ‘completely unproven assumption’, experts claim
24 Jul 2020
Russia insists no nuclear plant leak as radiation spikes
Chernobyl
In Depth

Russia insists no nuclear plant leak as radiation spikes

Authorities insists no leakages or faults detected following rise in radioactivity levels across northern Europe
29 Jun 2020
Behind the 80s assassination of Sweden’s prime minister
olof Palme
In Depth

Behind the 80s assassination of Sweden’s prime minister

Prosecutors claim they have caught the killer in 34-year-old cold case
11 Jun 2020
Swedes turn on government over relaxed coronavirus response
Anders Tegnell, Sweden’s state epidemiologist
In Brief

Swedes turn on government over relaxed coronavirus response

Opposition leaders abandon show of unity as public opinion swings
11 Jun 2020
Norway claims coronavirus lockdown was not needed
camilla stoltenberg
In Brief

Norway claims coronavirus lockdown was not needed

Top official urges government to avoid heavy-handed measures if second wave of Covid-19 hits
28 May 2020
Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 May
Coronavirus good weather
In Depth

Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 May

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22 May 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Lockdowns could have been for nothing’
Sweden
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Lockdowns could have been for nothing’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 27 April
27 Apr 2020
Instant Opinion: Earth Day 50 years on
Climate change protestors in Berlin
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Earth Day 50 years on

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 22 April
22 Apr 2020
Chill out on holiday at these three ice hotels
Hotel de Glace
In Brief

Chill out on holiday at these three ice hotels

Ice hotels are some of the coolest places to spend the winter
17 Feb 2020
Who killed Flamur Beqiri?
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In Depth

Who killed Flamur Beqiri?

Swede shot dead in front of wife and child outside London home on Christmas Eve
22 Jan 2020
Sweden’s negative interest rate experiment ends
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In Brief

Sweden’s negative interest rate experiment ends

World’s oldest central bank ends hikes key rate back to zero amid growing concerns harmful side effects outweigh benefits
20 Dec 2019
Edible Sweden: a foodie guide to the west coast
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In Review

Edible Sweden: a foodie guide to the west coast

17 Sep 2019
Eat Sweden: a journey through the ‘edible country’
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In Depth

Eat Sweden: a journey through the ‘edible country’

17 Jan 2019
Young girl pulls pre-Viking era sword out of Swedish lake
Swedish sword
In Depth

Young girl pulls pre-Viking era sword out of Swedish lake

Locals have dubbed Saga Vancek the new ‘Queen of Sweden’
5 Oct 2018
What now for Sweden after PM ousted?
Outgoing Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
In Brief

What now for Sweden after PM ousted?

Following hung parliament, parties must decide whether to prioritise principles or power
26 Sep 2018
Hostel dispute turns diplomatic row between China and Sweden
China Sweden hostel
In Depth

Hostel dispute turns diplomatic row between China and Sweden

Beijing demands an apology over ‘brutal abuse’ of three Chinese tourists by police in Stockholm
17 Sep 2018
Swedish election results in deadlock

Sweden Democrats leader Jimmie Akkeson says result is victory for far-right party
In Brief

Swedish election results in deadlock

Anti-immigration Sweden Democrats poised to play a role in new government
10 Sep 2018
Sweden Democrats threaten far-right surge
Jimmie Akesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats, campaigns in Sundsvall, Sweden
In Depth

Sweden Democrats threaten far-right surge

Former neo-Nazi party on course to be kingmakers amid fears of outside influence fuelled by Twitter bots
6 Sep 2018
Who stole the Swedish crown jewels?
Strängnäs Cathedral where the crown jewels were being held
In Brief

Who stole the Swedish crown jewels?

Hollywood heist prompts Europe-wide manhunt, but robbers could struggle to sell stolen artefacts
2 Aug 2018
Swedish plane protest prevents Afghan deportation
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In Depth

Swedish plane protest prevents Afghan deportation

Live stream of Elin Ersson's dramatic protest shows how she stands her ground against fellow passengers
25 Jul 2018
World Cup group F: Germany out as Sweden and Mexico progress
World Cup group F guide Germany Mexico Sweden Korea Republic
In Brief

World Cup group F: Germany out as Sweden and Mexico progress

Group F final standings and results
27 Jun 2018
Why the far-right is surging in Sweden
Police blocks anti-neo-nazi protesters in Stockholm last year
In Brief

Why the far-right is surging in Sweden

EU’s most liberal country could be next to face populist earthquake, analysts suggest
27 Jun 2018
Stockholm bans ‘sexist and racist’ advertising
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In Brief

Stockholm bans ‘sexist and racist’ advertising

Under the new rules, ads on public billboards in the Swedish capital can be removed within 24 hours
14 Jun 2018
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