Swedes see off Greeks 2-0

Swedes see off Greeks 2-0

Sweden beat defending champions Greece 2-0 in Salzburg on Tuesday in their opening Euro 2008 Group D match with quickfire second half efforts from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Petter Hansson getting Lars Lagerbäck's team off to a flier.

placeholder image

Forest fires spread in eastern Sweden

Gusting winds are fueling forest fires raging near Lämmetorp outside of Finspång in east central Sweden.

placeholder image

Swedish court denies request to extradite Chechen rebel

Sweden's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a Russian extradition request for a Chechen rebel, deeming that the crimes Moscow suspected him of could be considered acts of political resistance.

Stone Age axe holds hidden human figure

Stone Age axe holds hidden human figure

An artifact from the Stone Age has been hiding in the plain sight of museum visitors and researches in western Sweden.

New tools needed to ‘preempt national security threats’

New tools needed to ‘preempt national security threats’

The Centre Party's Staffan Danielsson, who sits on the Riksdag's Committee on Defence, explains why he supports Sweden's controversial new surveillance legislation.

New system proposed for personal ID numbers

New system proposed for personal ID numbers

Sweden is running out of personal identity numbers (personnummer), but a government commission has suggested a new system featuring numbers which no longer contain a person’s exact date of birth.

placeholder image

Millionaire accused of robbing 88-year-old woman

A high-profile businessman has been charged for stealing 5,000 kronor ($830) from an 88-year-old woman in Malmö.

Swede held in major US pot bust

Swede held in major US pot bust

A Swedish man was arrested in the United States over the weekend in connection with the seizure of marijuana plants valued at $3 million.

Sweden’s new wiretapping law ‘much worse than the Stasi’

Sweden’s new wiretapping law ‘much worse than the Stasi’

With just a week to go before the Swedish parliament is expected to pass a controversial wiretapping law, Pirate Party leader Rickard Falkvinge urges people to do all they can to block the legislation.

placeholder image

Higher inflation worries analysts

Consumer prices rose 0.4 percent in May compared to April, giving Sweden an annualized inflation rate of 4.0 percent, according to Statistics Sweden.

placeholder image

Ministers collide over trains

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt appears to be on a collision course with Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren, who wants to increase Sweden's rail capacity by 50 percent by the year 2020.

‘We are more realistic than our fans’: Lagerbäck

‘We are more realistic than our fans’: Lagerbäck

The Swedish camp are more realistic about their prospects of qualifying for the Euro 2008 quarter-finals than their non playing compatriots, of whom 75 percent in a recent poll believed they would, according to coach Lars Lagerback.

placeholder image

Swedish government slammed over TeliaSonera sale

Sweden's government is facing accusations from Riksrevisionen, the country's national audit office, that it has mishandled the planned sale of a controlling stake in TeliaSonera, the Financial Times reports.