The current crisis in Georgia provides a timely reminder of Sweden's need to more effectively defend its borders and offshore territories, particularly the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, writes security expert Bo Pellnäs.
Expensive petrol prices are causing Swedes to leave their cars at home.
A male baby elephant was born on Monday at Borås Zoo in western Sweden, the first male elephant ever born in the country.
The trial of the German murder suspect accused of killing two toddlers in Arboga, central Sweden continued on Wednesday, with witnesses testifying about a hammer that is the suspected murder weapon.
Swedish authorities are to relax restrictions preventing adults from taking "inappropriate" names.
Gustav Larsson of Sweden has finished second in the Olympic men's road cycling time trial, winning a silver medal.
A lawyer at the European University Institute in Florence has reported Sweden's new surveillance law to the European Commission.
Apartment prices are continuing to fall in Sweden, but houses are bucking the downward trend.
The number of apartments repossessed and sold at auction by Sweden's official bailiffs has doubled in the past year. But the Swedish Enforcement Agency (Kronofogden) says the increase in foreclosures is due more to changes in the law than to a downturn in the economy.
Scandinavian airline SAS is set to slash employees wages in an attempt to stem losses, according to Danish reports. An SAS spokeswoman has denied the rumours.
Princess Lilian, the British-born aunt of Sweden's King Carl Gustaf, has been taken to hospital after falling and breaking her hip.