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‘Stockholm Syndrome’ — widely misused and misunderstood — turns 40

Forty years after a Swedish hostage drama gave rise to the term “Stockholm Syndrome”, the phenomenon is still being used, and misused, to explain the reactions of kidnap victims. But one man knows exactly how it works. Jan-Erik Olsson remembers clearly the strange things that happened after he walked into…

Stockholm riots stretch into fifth night

More than a dozen cars were torched and schools, shops and a police station were set ablaze as riots swept through Stockholm’s immigrant-dominated suburbs for the fifth straight night, police and firefighters said Friday. Police plan to call in reinforcements to help quell the riots, but parents and volunteer organisations…

Cars torched in Stockholm after fifth night of riots

At least six cars were torched in Stockholm Thursday evening as police called in reinforcements bracing for a fifth night of riots in the Swedish capital’s immigrant-dominated suburbs. The riots, which have shattered Sweden’s image abroad as a peaceful and egalitarian nation, have sparked a debate in Sweden about the…

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