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How the murder of a Swedish rapper shocked a nation and put police on the back foot
Ultraviolent gangs are threatening to subvert the rule of law in Sweden. We head out with police in a Gothenburg suburb to find out what it could mean for the rest of Europe and the UK

Mark Townsend

04, Dec, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Sex ratio of babies linked to pollution and poverty indicators
Study finds some pollutants are correlated with higher levels of boys and others with more girls

Damian Carrington Environment editor

02, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Pandemic hits mental health of women and young people hardest, survey finds
Survey also finds adults aged 18-24 and women more concerned about personal finances than other groups

Jon Henley

23, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Wanted: 100,000 pioneers for a green jobs Klondike in the Arctic
Europe’s newest industrial megaprojects are relocating to the far north of Sweden. But are curling, wild reindeer and the northern lights enough to convince workers to follow?

Richard Orange in Skellefteå, Sweden

19, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Covid live: Florida bans businesses from requiring jabs while Greece imposes new curbs on unvaccinated
UK cases remain high; Greek PM introduces more restrictions for unjabbed, following Austria, where daily infections hit a new record

Tom Ambrose (now); Lucy Campbell, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

19, Nov, 2021 @12:25 AM

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Support for populist sentiment falls across Europe, survey finds
YouGov/Guardian poll finds ‘clear pattern of decreasing support for populism’ in European countries

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

18, Nov, 2021 @1:22 PM

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AstraZeneca to create dedicated Covid vaccines unit
Move intended to make it easier to continue producing coronavirus shot over the long term

Jasper Jolly

09, Nov, 2021 @5:52 PM

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Knocking review – noises in the night fuel urban paranoia and apartment angst
Claustrophic tale of a woman falling apart in her flat is familiar territory, but told here with fresh panache

Phuong Le

08, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Osebol: Voices from a Swedish Village by Marit Kapla review – distant voices, still lives
The stories of a forest settlement’s 40 inhabitants add up to a moving, compelling paean to ordinary people

Nicci Gerrard

08, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Abba pause show’s promotion after two die at tribute concert
Man aged 80 fell or jumped seven storeys to his death, striking another attendee

Staff and agencies in Stockholm

03, Nov, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Volvo shares charge ahead on £13bn stock market debut
Swedish carmaker ‘has an ambitious strategy to become fully electric by 2030’

Kalyeena Makortoff

29, Oct, 2021 @11:16 AM

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Swedish rapper Einar shot dead in suspected gang-related attack
Police seeking at least two suspects in killing of teenager, who reportedly was due to testify in trial next week

Jon Henley

22, Oct, 2021 @3:01 PM

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