Five Swedes were among the foreign tourists which survived a sinking ferry in the sea outside of Bali in Indonesia.
A 15-year-old boy was mugged in the plush Stockholm suburb of Nacka early Saturday morning. Three masked men held an axe at his throat, a pistol at his head and sprayed him with pepper spray before making off, with his mobile phone.
The Stockholm stock exchange had a flying to start to 2009 after last year's historic crash. The exchange closed almost 5 percent up on Friday on the back of gains worldwide.
The 21-year-old man reported missing in Gagnef in Dalarna in central Sweden on New Year's Eve has returned home. A large party has been searching for him since New Year's Day. He returned home at around 5pm.
More than 1,000 demonstrators marched through the Swedish capital on Friday to protest against Israel's deadly attacks on Gaza, waving Palestinian flags and banners decrying "Israel the child killer".