Swedish prosecutors have ended their 34-year investigation into the murder of then prime minister Olof Palme – because the main suspect is dead. Mr Palme was shot while leaving a cinema in Stockholm with his wife Lisbeth Palme in February 1986. Prosecutors now say they believe Swedish graphic designer Stig Engstrom, who died in 2000, is the gunman who fatally shot the Social Democrat leader.
Sweden may be headed for a hung parliament after Sunday’s election in which nationalist Sweden Democrats received boosted support, leaving the two main political blocs almost tied. The governing left-center party is slightly ahead of the anti-immigration party. The close results are likely to produce weeks of uncertainty before Sweden can form a workable government.
Police in Sweden is searching for jewel thieves who stole two royal crowns and an orb from a cathedral near Stockholm before escaping on a motorboat. The jewels were used by 17th-century King Karl IX and Queen Kristina. The theft took place in the afternoon when the cathedral was open to the public.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was ousted after a mandatory no-confidence vote took place following indecisive elections. National elections ended in a hung parliament after the far-right Swedish Democrats made significant gains. The speaker of the parliament will meet with leaders of the eight parties in Sweden’s Riksdag over the next few days.