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Sweden: Attacker Was 'Known to Authorities'

39-year-old Uzbek man is in custody

(Newser) - The man accused of killing four people with a hijacked beer truck in Stockholm Friday is a 39-year-old from Uzbekistan who was a "marginal character" already known to authorities, officials in Sweden say. Police say they found a "suspect device" in the vehicle and they haven't ruled... More »

Death Toll Rises to 4 in Sweden Attack; 1 Arrested

It's not clear whether police are still looking for other suspects

(Newser) - The death toll has been raised to four people in the attack on pedestrians at a central Stockholm department store Friday, the AP reports. Fifteen were injured, nine of them seriously, when a hijacked beer truck plowed into pedestrians in what Sweden's prime minister called a terrorist attack. A... More »

Sweden 'Attacked,' PM Says After Truck Slams Into Store

At least 3 dead after Stockholm incident

(Newser) - A truck crashed into an upscale department store in central Stockholm on Friday, and Swedish police confirm at least three people have died, per the Independent . People in the downtown area are fleeing the scene in panic, the AP reports. Swedish broadcaster SVT says shots have been fired at the... More »

It's Getting More Difficult to Read Science Papers

Researchers: It's because of technical jargon, also regular old jargon

(Newser) - Put off by the high-level mumbo-jumbo that proliferates in science journals? You're not alone, Swedish researchers have found. In a study published in the preprint server bioRxiv , William Hedley Thompson and his Karolinska Institute team checked out more than 700,000 English-language abstracts from nearly 125 biomedical journals from... More »

In Sweden, a Strange Malady Is Seen in Young Immigrants

'New Yorker': They fall into a coma-like state, but are doctors encouraging it?

(Newser) - The New Yorker casts a light on an unusual malady in Sweden known as uppgivenhetssyndrom, or resignation syndrome. It's unique not only to Sweden but to a particular group: the children of immigrants. The syndrome plays out like this: The kids learn their family is being deported and fall... More »

Job Candidates' Challenge: Justify James Blunt

Swedish marketing company challenges applicants

(Newser) - How do you sell people on the world's "most pointless artist"? That's a problem to be worked out by Borg & Owilli's next account manager. The Swedish marketing agency is looking to fill the post and has come up with a test for applicants: "... More »

Bob Dylan Finally Gets Around to His Nobel

He'll stop by Stockholm to pick up that Literature prize he won months ago

(Newser) - Bob Dylan will be knockin' on the Swedish Academy's door this weekend to finally pick up his Nobel Prize in Literature. Rolling Stone reports that the singer-songwriter, who famously didn't reply right away upon learning he'd won the prize in October—and who sent singer Patti Smith... More »

Study of 1.4M People Turns Up Possible Benefit to Having Kids

Those with kids had lower risk of death than those who were childless

(Newser) - Kids may turn their parents' hair gray, but they may also add years to those parents' lives. Researchers in Sweden analyzed data from more than 700,000 men and 725,000 women born between 1911 and 1925, and going back that far was the point: Participants in the study were... More »

Sweden Brings Back Military Draft—and Adds Women

Nation cites a deteriorating security environment and a lack of trained personnel

(Newser) - Sweden's left-leaning government introduced a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden, the AP reports. Sweden abolished compulsory military service for men in 2010 because there were enough volunteers to meet its... More »

Town May Pay Workers to Take a Sex Break

Swedish councilman floats the proposal

(Newser) - Spending too much time at work and not enough time with your partner? A Swedish politician has a solution: Employees should be paid to go home and have sex. Per-Erik Muskos, a council member in the small town of Övertorneå, argues that couples aren't spending enough time together... More »

Officer Fires on Rioters Outside Swedish Capital

Cars were torched and businesses looted Monday outside Stockholm

(Newser) - At least one police officer opened fire on rioters Monday in a Swedish neighborhood with a large immigrant population, CNN reports. According to the AP , the unrest started while officers were attempting to arrest a resident suspected in a drug crime. Bystanders threw rocks, one of which hit an officer... More »

Two More Dueling Tweets Over Trump's Sweden Comments

Plus, Tucker Carlson weighs in

(Newser) - President Trump's Sweden comment continues to make headlines. After Trump on Saturday appeared to reference a recent terror attack in Sweden, leading to much confusion over what he was talking about since the last terror-related incident in the country happened in 2010, the White House has since clarified that... More »

Swedish Embassy Tweets Trump an Offer

It would like to tell him about country's immigration policies

(Newser) - The Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC, has offered to let President Trump learn something about their country from somewhere that isn't Fox News. "We look forward to informing the US administration about Swedish immigration and integration policies," the embassy tweeted Sunday after Trump cleared up the confusion... More »

Trump Tweets an Explanation About His Sweden Comment

It was tied to something the president watched on Fox News

(Newser) - After roughly 24 hours of confusion about what President Trump meant when he referenced an incident in Sweden on Friday night, an answer from the president himself. "My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants... More »

State Department Asked to Explain Trump's Sweden Comment

Request comes from Swedish embassy in Washington

(Newser) - The head-scratching over President Trump's reference on Saturday to a Friday night incident in Sweden is moving up the chain. Reuters reports the Swedish embassy in Washington has asked the State Department to explain what Trump meant when he said, "You look at what's happening in Germany.... More »

Trump References Sweden Attack, ABBA Jokes Ensue

'What has he been smoking,' asks former FM

(Newser) - "We’ve got to keep our country safe," opined President Trump at his rally Saturday in Florida. "You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? ... They’re having problems like they never... More »

Sweden Debuts 'How to Give Birth in a Car 101'

Swedish maternity ward is closing, so midwives take preemptive measure

(Newser) - While expectant American couples taking Lamaze classes prepare for labor with breathing exercises and relaxation techniques, midwives in Sweden are busy prepping soon-to-be parents on worst-case scenarios. "Car accidents, the car could break down, you maybe drive off the road. You have to be ready," Stina Naslund tells... More »

The Dream Is Dead: Swedes' 6-Hour Workday Didn’t Work

Gothenburg ends its 2-year experiment

(Newser) - Think happier, healthier lives are worth any amount of money? The Swedes aren't so sure. Two years after adopting a six-hour workday , the Swedish city of Gothenburg says it will end the experiment over cost concerns, though it appeared to make workers happier and more productive. Indeed, in the... More »

For 1st Time in Half a Century, Volvo Dethroned in Sweden

Volkswagen made up more new car sales in 2016

(Newser) - For the first time in more than 50 years, the best-selling car in Sweden last year was not Sweden's own Volvo. The Volkswagen Golf made up 5.9% of new car sales in the country, per Sweden's carmakers' association. Taken together, the Volvo V70, S90, and V90 made... More »

Russia: No, We're Not Going to Invade Sweden

But Sweden is taking precautions just in case

(Newser) - Sweden appears to be getting a little nervous about a potential war with Russia due to Russian military planes entering its airspace during training and reports of mysterious submarines in its waters, UPI reports. Oh and also because Russia's ambassador to Sweden said this: "It is ludicrous to... More »

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