A ship's figurehead once used as a scarecrow on a Swedish farm has been sold at auction at Sotheby's in New York for $100,000.
Cocaine use in Sweden is on the up and up, thanks in part to a sharp fall in street prices, police say. Swedish law enforcers are now considering stationing a police officer in South America to gather intelligence on the drugs trade.
Swedish advertisers are continuing to be drawn to the internet, with online ad sales expected to generate more money than television advertising for the first time next year. Mobile phone advertising is also growing at a rapid pace, according to the Swedish Institute for Advertising and Media Statistics (IRM).
Nearly 5,000 households in southern Sweden were without power on Sunday morning after storms swept across the country. But meteorologists say Saturday's storms were not as bad as they had feared and power was rapidly being restored.
Denmark, Finland and Sweden are at the top of the European Union class in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but Brussels' plans to ask them to continue bearing a heavy burden through 2020 has rankled the three countries.