Police examine the site where an explosion damaged a residential building and cars in central Stockholm on Sunday. Photograph: Janerik Henriksson/EPA

A surge in drug-linked gang-violence in Sweden led to a 60 per cent increase in bomb blasts in 2019, government statistics showed on Thursday, as poli(...)

 Sweden Democrats  leader Jimmie Akesson gives a speech in Malmo in August, 2018. Photograph: Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency via Reuters

Sweden’s political landscape looks set to be redrawn after one of the country’s mainstream parties went back on its word and said it was prepared to w(...)

Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven (right) after being voted back in as prime minister in Stockholm on Friday. Photograph: Jessica Gow / TT via AP

Sweden’s parliament has voted to give the Social Democrat leader, Stefan Lofven, a second term in office at the head of a new centre-left minority gov(...)

 Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Lofven arrives at the EU summit in  Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Sweden’s parliament has rejected Stefan Lofven’s attempt to remain as prime minister, pushing the Scandinavian country a step closer to fresh election(...)

The leader of Sweden’s conservative Moderates party, Ulf Kristersson. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Nine weeks after Sweden’s inconclusive general election, MPs in Stockholm have rejected a centre-right hopeful as prime minister. Ulf Kristersson of (...)

Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven is to step down after he lost a mandatory confidence vote in parliament. Photograph:  Jonas Ekstromer/EPA

Sweden moved a step closer to a new centre-right government after acting Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Lövfen was defeated in a confidence vot(...)

Leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats Jimmy Akesson speaks to members and supporters at the party following the party’s gains. Photograph: Michael Campanella/Getty Images

Swedish Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Löfven has urged all “decent” parties to unite after a record result in Sunday’s general election for th(...)

Leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats Jimmy Akesson speaks to members and supporters at the party following the party’s gains. Photograph: Getty Images

Sweden is facing a new political era after general election results suggested almost one in five voters backed the far-right. With support evenly div(...)