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During World War II, about 200 Swedes joined Hitler's troops and fought for Nazi Germany. Those alive still receive war pensions from the German state.

In total, there are 15 recipients of the so-called "Hitler pension" in Sweden, the newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported.

The recipients are aged between 82 and 101 years. Six of those are Swedish citizens and three of them are widows of Nazi war veterans, who inherited the pension when their husbands passed away. Dagens Nyheter ...

A Swedish activist has been fined 3,000 krona ($324; £251) for trying to stop the deportation of an Afghan migrant.

University student Elin Ersson booked what she thought was the same flight as the Afghan, refusing to sit down unless he was taken off the plane.

The migrant in question was not on the flight after all, but another Afghan was onboard for deportation after serving a prison sentence.

Since the protest in July 2018, both Afghans have been expelled from Sweden...

The Swedish Athletics Federation dismissed the chairman of the country's Swimming Federation after she made Islamophobic and xenophobic remarks against wearing a headscarf, Sweden's national broadcaster announced on Feb. 14.

The Athletics Federation made the decision to remove Ulla Gustavsson from the office due to her discriminatory remarks during a meeting held Thursday, SVT said. The federation emphasized that it would not discriminate and would not allow discrimination against any...

A Swedish teen has been exposed to numerous heavy threats and insults over the past seven months after her conversion to Islam.

Ronja Andersson, the goalkeeper of Sweden U19 Women National Team, appeared on a TV show called Troll Hunter on Monday night.

During the show was identified a person who sent Andersson’s house a hate letter. The identified person also attended the show to apologize to Andersson.

On her story of becoming a Muslim on the show, Andersson, 19, said...

The Swedish student who livestreamed her onboard protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker will go on trial.

Elin Ersson will appear at Gothenburg District Court, charged with violating Sweden’s Aviation Act.

Ersson protested in July last year against the Swedish government's policy of deporting some rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan by boarding an Istanbul-bound flight that carried an Afghan man who was to be returned home after being denied asylum.

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A far-right politician in southwest Stockholm has been slapped with 40 days in prison over insult on Islam and Muslims on social media, local media reported on Wednesday.

The politician in Sodertalje city from the far-right Swedish Democrats Party, which is known for its anti-migrant stance, had shared a Facebook post that read “All Muslims are terrorists,”, according to the Expo newspaper.

A case was filed against the politician, whose name was not provided, on the grounds...

An unknown person shot at a Malmö mosque at midnight on New Year's Eve, while around five people were inside the building.

No-one was hurt by the shooting, which was not discovered until the following day when a bullet hole was spotted in one of the prayer room's windows.

"[The people in the room] didn't notice the shot because there were fireworks and noise all around. But one of them noticed a slightly different sound, and afterwards he discovered that the windowpane was...

Swedish national broadcaster SVT has warned that immigrating to Scandinavia is not only peace and joy but can lead to serious health problems.

The trademark frigid darkness of the Nordic climate can be dangerous for "dark-skinned" people, especially for women who choose to wear all-covering clothing for religious reasons, national broadcaster SVT informed its viewers.

According to SVT, the Swedish weather may prove particularly difficult to suffer for those hailing from the...

Prosecutors are investigating a top city official in southern Sweden over Islamophobic remarks he made on social media.

Christopher Larsson, vice mayor of the southern coastal city of Karlskrona, is accused of committing a hate crime in a post he shared on social media last year.

On Facebook, arguing that Karlskrona should not allow the adhan, or the Muslim call to prayer, to be broadcast over speakers, Larsson wrote: "Allahu Akbar will echo through the skies of Karlskrona in...

Sweden has prolonged internal border controls with Germany and Denmark for a further three months over security concerns, the Swedish Justice Ministry said on November 8.

The ministry cited a persisting threat to domestic security and similar decisions by other EU members. In August, Sweden said that EU’s porous frontiers allowed potential terrorists to slip into the country.

Internal border checks were brought back in 2015, with EU’s permission, to get a grip on migrant...

Employees of several pharmacy chains across Sweden increasingly have to contend with the racist attitudes of customers, according to a report from broadcaster SVT.

Pharmacy customers use “the n-word”, make disparaging remarks about Muslims and demand to be serviced by “a Swede”, according to the report. 

The pharmacy chain Kronans Apotek has also reported that customers are increasingly demanding to be serviced by ethnic Swedes or telling Muslim employees to remove their...

A student who livestreamed her dramatic efforts on a plane to stop an asylum seeker from being deported to Afghanistan in July was indicted by Swedish prosecutors on October 19.

Elin Ersson, 21, a student at the University of Gothenburg and a volunteer with refugee groups, had her broadcast go viral as she attempted to stop a flight from Gothenburg to Turkey on July 23. Ersson and other asylum activists discovered an Afghan man on the flight was being deported to Kabul, Afghanistan....

Denis, 6, applied for a residence permit in Sweden. The boy applied as accompanying his mother, who in turn applied for affiliation with a partner.

Denis is a Ukrainian citizen, just like his mother, who was found dead in an apartment in Södertälje on March 10 earlier this year. The police arrested a man suspiciously suspicious of murder, which is the weakest suspicion.

Today, Denis lives with his grandparents, who have lived in Sweden for six years and have applied to adopt...

A leader of the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats party submitted a draft motion calling for a ban on nonmedical circumcision of boys, which the text defined as “backward” child abuse.

Sweden Democrats Secretary Richard Jomshof on Wednesday submitted the draft for a nonbinding motion on circumcision to the Riksdag, the Swedish parliament, where his party is the third-largest with 18 percent of the seats.

Titled “Prohibition of nonmedical circumcision,” the proposed text, on...

Chinese citizens, media and embassy blasted Sweden's national broadcaster for "insulting China" during a late-night satirical talk show, which aired a segment filled with racist stereotypes that cast Chinese tourists as uncouth and distastefully ridiculed Chinese farmer culture.  

The Chinese Embassy in Sweden criticized the program, which aired on September 21 night, saying it "spread racism and xenophobia, and incited racial hatred toward China." 

"Relevant program staff from...