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# Sweden
Stockholm truck attacker Rakhmat Akilov sentenced to life imprisonment
Akilov killed five people and wounded 14 others during the attack on 7 April 2017.
# Stockholm
Three people arrested in Sweden suspected of planning 'act of terror'
There is no indication as of yet when the attack would have taken place.
# Dare to Zlatan
Zlatan declares on Jimmy Kimmel Live: 'I'm going to the World Cup'
It has been speculated that the LA Galaxy star will come out of international retirement to play in Russia.
# Denmark
Inventor 'viewed video of woman being decapitated' hours before journalist's death
Peter Madsen has admitted dismembering Kim Wall but denies killing her.
# Swede Dreams
'If they want, I'm there' - Zlatan leaving the door open for World Cup return
The Swedish star announced his retirement from international football after Euro 2016.
# Kim Wall
Swedish journalist 'was strangled or had her throat cut' on submarine
Kim Wall was on the submarine belonging to Danish inventor Peter Madsen.
# Bjorn Borg
This Swedish company is making on-the-job exercise compulsory
Every Friday, employees retailer Bjorn Borg leave their desks at the company’s Stockholm headquarters to go to the gym.
# Sweden
Uzbek asylum seeker pleads guilty to terrorism over Stockholm truck attack that killed five people
Rakhmat Akilov appeared in the Stockholm courtroom this morning.
# IKEA
Ingvar Kamprad - the founder of Ikea - dies aged 91
Kamprad founded the Ikea in in Sweden in 1943.
# Sweden
Explosion at Stockholm metro station leaves one dead and one injured
Local police say there is nothing to suggest the explosion was terror-related.
# Rise
The story of how a young Irish international became a star player in Sweden
In an extract from Michael Walker’s book ‘Green Shoots,’ Ireland and Arsenal star Louise Quinn remembers her stint in Sweden.
# eastern promise
World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off
The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.
# road to russia
Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia
Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.
# Dare to Zlatan
Will Zlatan be at the World Cup? Stranger things have happened in international football
Irish football can see parallels with its own greatest striker Robbie Keane and his inclusion at Euro 2016.
# sock it to 'em
'It doesn’t seem like they thought all this through' - Taoiseach talks tough to UK on Brexit
Leo Varadkar says he wants talk of hard borders “off the table” before things move forward.
# absent friends
Unbelievable we're talking about Ibrahimovic - Sweden boss
Janne Andersson preferred to focus on the players who sealed their country’s World Cup berth.
# Crunch time
World Cup without four-time champions Italy would be a 'disaster' - Löw
It’s all or nothing, as Italy find themselves trailing to Sweden ahead of tonight’s crucial second leg.
# Azzurri
'We're Italy, we'll qualify,' insists under-pressure boss Ventura
Sweden head to Milan with a one-goal advantage.
# Kim Wall
Journalist's head and legs found by Danish police
Kim Wall vanished after interviewing an inventor aboard his homemade submarine.
# submarine
Danish submarine inventor accused of murdering journalist 'had videos of women being decapitated alive'
Kim Wall’s headless torso was found floating in waters off Copenhagen on 21 August.
# Sexual Assault
Swedish politician Patrik Liljeglod raped 'because of his political beliefs'
Patrik Liljeglod is a group leader of Sweden’s Left Party, based in the city of Falun.
# Kim Wall
Denmark looking to charge submarine inventor with journalist's murder
Peter Madsen, who has denied the allegations against him, has insisted Wall died in an accident on board the submarine.
# submarine investigation
Torso of journalist was tied to metal object to weigh it down, police say
Police have said Kim Wall’s arms, legs and head had been “deliberately cut off”.
# departure lounge
Derry City striker flies to Sweden to agree personal terms as exit nears
Ronan Curtis flew to Sweden today to finalise a move to Ostersunds FK, who play in the top tier of Swedish football.
# ECHR
Danish football fans detained over hooliganism fighting for compensation
On 10 October 2009 138 ‘hooligans’ were arrested in Copenhagen.
# this is the end
Going climate neutral: Volvo to phase out traditional engines
The announcement “marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” the company’s CEO said.
# Bravalla
Swedish music festival cancelled for 2018 following rape and sexual assault reports
Four rapes and 23 sexual assaults were reported at last weekend’s festival
# Addiction
Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin
“When we smoke… we’re calm and don’t worry about anything,” said Mahdi, a 16-year-old Afghan refugee.
# Wikileaks
Assange hails 'important victory' after Sweden drops rape investigation
“The road is far from over. The war, the proper war, is just commencing.”
# Staying Put
Assange asks Sweden to drop arrest warrant so that he can fly to Ecuador
Assange has so far lost eight bids to cancel the arrest warrant over rape allegations against him.
# Deportations
Surprise inspections at workplaces as Sweden gets tough on immigration after terror attack
The government wants the new measures to take effect on 1 March next year.
# Sweden
Woman who was injured in Stockholm truck attack dies in hospital
Police have not disclosed a motive for the attack and no extremist group has claimed responsibility.
# Sentenced
Three men jailed in Sweden for gang rape streamed live on Facebook
The film has since been removed from Facebook but it has been circulated on the internet.
# Terror Attack
Swedish police say man arrested is suspected driver of truck that killed four people
If confirmed as a terror attack, it would be Sweden’s first such deadly assault.
# Terror Attack
Four people dead and 15 wounded after Stockholm truck attack
Police have arrested one person in connection to the incident, which the Swedish Prime Minister said seems to be a terrorist attack.
# Mr Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature
The decision to give the musician the award sparked controversy in recent months.
# moving on up
Ronaldo moves into top 10 international goalscorers with this effort against Sweden
The Real Madrid forward struck his 69th and 70th goals for his country in their comfortable 3-0 victory over Hungary last week
# War games
Women to be conscripted into Swedish army amid Russia fears
For the first time, conscription will apply to women.
# sexy time
There's a bid to let Swedish workers go home and have sex on their break
A councillor is proposing a paid sex break for workers to spend with their partners.
# Terror
In landmark case, Swedish man jailed for Facebook call to fund Islamic State
“Help us supply our brothers at the front with weapons,” Ahmad Qadan wrote on the social network.