Swedish Superstar Ibrahimovic: 'Guardiola Has No Balls'

Swedish Superstar Ibrahimovic: 'Guardiola Has No Balls'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 02, 2013

Swedish soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic talked to SPIEGEL about his childhood living in the "ghetto," his beef with Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola and the creative potential of the German national team. By Maik Grossekathöfer and Juan Moreno more... Comment ]

Finland's Language War: Nationalists Seek End to Mandatory Swedish Lessons

Finland's Language War: Nationalists Seek End to Mandatory Swedish Lessons

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 26, 2013

Members of the True Finns party and of Finland's ruling conservatives want to abolish compulsory Swedish tuition in schools. It is part of a growing right-wing campaign to assert a Finnish national identity at the expense of the Swedish minority. more... Comment ]

Unrest in Sweden: Jobless Youths Suffer 'Discrimination and Harassment'

Unrest in Sweden: Jobless Youths Suffer 'Discrimination and Harassment'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2013

Riots rocked several immigrant suburbs of Stockholm last week for six nights in a row. Arne Johansson, 65, the head of "Network for Järva's Future," a citizens' initiative promoting social justice, describes what sparked the recent violence. more... Comment ]

Stockholm Riots: Sweden's 'Urban Underclass' Demands Attention

Stockholm Riots: Sweden's 'Urban Underclass' Demands Attention

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 24, 2013

For most people, Sweden is a place of prosperity and order. But this week, a different side of the country is showing itself. Many in Stockholm's suburbs are deeply frustrated and demanding to be heard. Those familiar with the capital's immigrant neighborhoods are not surprised. By Frauke Lüpke-Narberhaus more... Comment ]

Riots in Sweden: Cars Burn in Fourth Night of Youth Violence

Riots in Sweden: Cars Burn in Fourth Night of Youth Violence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 23, 2013

Youth in several Stockholm suburbs have rioted for four nights in a row, throwing stones at police and setting cars on fire. Leaders have appealed for calm, but the violence has spread to the southern city of Malmo. more... Comment ]

Death and Money: Stieg Larsson's Controversial Legacy

Death and Money: Stieg Larsson's Controversial Legacy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 07, 2012

Stieg Larsson, the Swedish author of the Millennium trilogy, only became world-famous after his death in 2004. His long-time companion Eva Gabrielsson is still fighting for her share of the inheritance, but says she no longer plans to finish his fourth book. By Gerhard Spörl more... Comment ]

Volvo Innovation: External Airbags Could Save Pedestrian Lives

Volvo Innovation: External Airbags Could Save Pedestrian Lives

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 14, 2012

Thousands of pedestrians die each year in road accidents, but so far few carmakers have shown much interest in developing safety features to protect those outside the car. Now Swedish auto company Volvo has produced the first external airbag -- and it could save lives. By Christian Wüst more... Comment ]

The Nuclear Sell: Why One Swedish Town Welcomes a Waste Dump

The Nuclear Sell: Why One Swedish Town Welcomes a Waste Dump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2011

Hosting a permanent nuclear waste repository is not high on the list for most municipalities. But residents of the Swedish town of Östhammar are 77 percent in favor. Transparency on the part of politicians and industrial leaders has made the difference. By Thomas Hüetlin more...

Muhammad Caricature Fallout: Danish Paper Targeted in Foiled Terror Plot

Muhammad Caricature Fallout: Danish Paper Targeted in Foiled Terror Plot

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 29, 2010

Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten became world-famous with its publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005 that sparked fierce protests by Muslims.  Police on  Wednesday arrested five people suspected of planning an attack against the newspaper. more...

Response to Stockholm Bombings: German Politicians Call for Stricter Visa Policies

Response to Stockholm Bombings: German Politicians Call for Stricter Visa Policies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 14, 2010

Politicians have called for a stricter visa regime in Germany after Saturday's suicide bombing in Stockholm, which killed only the perpetrator himself. Teams from the US and Britain have promised to help Sweden investigate, as more details emerge about the attacker's background. more...