Membership in NATO is a "natural" step for Sweden in the long term, Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors wrote in a newspaper article on Saturday.
A local politician in Sweden has proposed that non-smokers should be rewarded with extra holiday.
The Stockholm stock exchange ended a largely positive week on a sour note on Friday as the OMXS index closed down 1.1 percent on reports of weaker consumer demand in the USA.
A demonstration is to be held in Gothenburg today, Saturday, to call for the release of the seven environmental activists being held by police following a direct action at Malmö Sturup airport.
A four-year-old Swedish boy has become a hit on YouTube. The budding rock star is creating quite a stir with his drumming skills.
Opera star Tito Beltran has appealed against a conviction and two year prison sentence imposed for the rape of an 18-year-old nanny in 1999.