Local residents were warned to stay indoors Sunday afternoon with doors and windows closed, because of a factory fire in the village of Kälarne in Jämtland in northern Sweden.
- Kälarne in Jämtland.
- Sixth Swedish victory in the 60 year old competition.
Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw won the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna Saturday night, with the song “Heroes”, an electro-pop ballad, in which he danced in front of a black screen with animated gnomes.
- "We have a lot of historic guilt"
The Swedish Transport Administration is to spend SEK 200 million on better electrical safety on lines and railyards because of current deficiencies, writes SVT, Swedish Television News.
- Breakaway republic's team played in southern Sweden.
The Somaliland national team played and won its first ever soccer match Saturday, beating a pick-up team of local Swedish players 1-0 in the small town of Vrigstad in Småland in southern Sweden.
- Today is National Park Day.
May 24 is National Park Day in Sweden, honoring the day 102 years ago when Parliament established this country’s first nine national parks. To mark the occasion Sunday, the Environmental Protection Agency named five new areas that it wants to be protected as national parks.
- Wolf-dog jawbone from 35,000 years ago.
Swedish researchers have discovered that the dog may have become a human companion much earlier than previously believed. The analysis of a Siberian jaw fragment indicates the process where wolves evolved into dogs was underway 35,000 years ago.
- Shoppers and residents evacuated after fire alarm.
A suburban Stockholm shopping mall was evacuated when gunmen robbed a jewelry shore there Saturday morning. It’s unclear if the two events are related, but at the time of the robbery smoke filled the Kista Galleria shopping center and the fire alarms went off.
- Events all over Sweden.
Sweden’s beloved children book hero Pippi Longstocking celebrated her 70th birthday on Friday, and today the event has been marked around Sweden.
- Richard Mengich and Worknesh Defaga win world's largest half marathon.
There were victories by Kenya and Ethiopia in this year’s Göteborgsvarvet half marathon.