Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has called for an immediate ceasefire and full humanitarian access to under-siege Gaza after a meeting with EU foreign ministers in Paris on Tuesday.
Two car thieves took an enforced dip in freezing waters as thin ice put an end to their joyride on a frozen lake in central Sweden.
The global financial crisis is set to continue to affect the Swedish economy in 2009, despite a sting of measures to counter falling productivity and rising unemployment Riksbank chief Stefan Ingves said on Wednesday.
The police have contracted a security firm to help with the surveillance and protection of the police station in the Malmö suburb of Rosengård.
One man died and another was seriously injured in a shooting in central Stockholm on Wednesday morning.
As 2008 draws to a close, The Local takes a look back at some of the stories that caught our attention over the last twelve months.