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Sweden boosts military readiness amid Russia concerns

Stockholm - Sweden is stepping up its military capabilities and exercises with NATO amid concerns over Russia's military resurgence, Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist said on Friday.

Op-Ed: Canucks to trade Eddie Lack for a 2nd rounder? Won't happen!

The scuttlebutt coming out of the media, and fan base, in Vancouver is that Eddie Lack will be dealt. Mind you, there's an online petition trying to convince Jim Benning not to trade the popular and talented goalie. But do GMs listen much to fans?

Sweden mulls new laws banning jihad combat, travel

Stockholm - Sweden is considering drafting new legislation that would ban its nationals from fighting in armed conflicts for terrorist organisations such as Islamic State (IS), the government said Wednesday.

NHL players Bartley, Hunt, score in hometown charity hockey game

NHL players Victor Bartley and Brad Hunt were in their hometown of Ridge Meadows Saturday to give back to the place they learned to play hockey. The two headlined a charity game at Maple Ridge's Planet Ice to help fight Crohn’s and Colitis disease.

Swedish prosecutors ask to question Assange

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors said Monday they had submitted a request to British and Ecuadorian authorities to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London in June and July over rape allegations.

Nuclear weapons states upgrade warheads despite disarmament

Stockholm - Nuclear armed states continue to upgrade their stockpiles despite an international trend towards disarmament, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported Monday.

Four dead in Swedish car explosion

Stockholm - A car explosion outside the southwestern Swedish city of Gothenburg on Friday evening has left four dead, police said Saturday. The explosion took place as the car with four passengers entered a roundabout.

Swedish prince weds former glamour model

Stockholm - Flag-waving Swedes and royals celebrated in the blazing summer sun on Saturday as reality show starlet Sofia Hellqvist became a real-life princess as she married Prince Carl Philip.

Foo Fighters front man breaks leg on stage but show goes on

Gothenburg - Dave Grohl, singer with rock band, the Foo Fighters gave a whole new meaning to the “the show must go on” when he broke his leg after falling from the stage at a concert in Sweden, Friday, only to return to finish the show with his leg in plaster.

Car explodes at Swedish roundabout killing one

Stockholm - A car exploded at a roundabout outside the Swedish city of Gothenburg on Friday killing at least one person and seriously injuring several others, according to police.

Text messages will alert Swedish blood donors when they've saved lives

Stockholm - The Swedish Blood Alliance has come up with a new way to maintain the loyalty of blood donors: thanking them by text messaging. The new way of communication seems to be working, with Swedes returning to donate at a higher rate.

New Ramadan rules to help Nordic Muslims in midnight sun

Stockholm - Muslims in the Nordic region can expect new guidelines for coping with a sun that never sets ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, a Swedish Muslim association said Thursday.

Reality starlet to wed prince in Swedish fairytale

Stockholm - A former reality starlet, glamour model and yoga teacher will become a real-life princess in Sweden on Saturday when she marries Prince Carl Philip in a lavish Stockholm wedding.

Swedish police arrest two 13-year-olds for murder

Stockholm - Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 65-year-old man on a farm in southwestern Sweden, police said Wednesday.

Sweden's 'feminist foreign policy' a matter of human rights: FM

Stockholm - Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on Monday said her "feminist foreign policy" goals were aimed at obtaining better respect for human rights worldwide.

Review: Indie Artist Karen Stever shares new Blackguard video and vision Special

Independent Artist Karen Stever releases her third video "Blackguard" from the Idiot Savant collection. Stever shares her ever growing creative vision with the Digital Journal.

Swedish dads to get third month of paternity leave

Stockholm - The Swedish government plans to introduce a third month of paid parental leave reserved for fathers as of next year in a bid to further increase gender equality, it said on Thursday.

Swedish man's roar scares off charging bear

What should you do when faced with a charging bear? Most of us would either freeze or run, but one hunter from Sweden had another idea in mind.

Op-Ed: Did Sweden deny Ananta Bijoy Das's fundamental human rights?

Ananta Bijoy Das was murdered last week for his work as a secular activist and blogger. Sadly, his death may have been prevented if Sweden had granted him a visa to speak on human rights at a conference.

Sweden seizes Pirate Bay web domains

Stockholm - A Stockholm court on Tuesday seized the Swedish web domains of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay over repeated copyright violations in a bid to end the site's activities.
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