With the whole of Sweden seemingly trembling with excitement about the Eurovision song contest, outsiders coming in could be forgiven for thinking that Swedish music was all sequins, spandex and euro cheese.
Swedish skier Daniel Thynell has won the Vasaloppet cross-country ski race in Mora on Sunday in 4 hours 10 minutes and 55 seconds.
An elderly Swedish woman lost her 500,000 kronor ($56,000) life savings when she left them on a Gothenburg tram on the way to the bank.
Swedish support for the introduction of the euro is at its highest level since 2002 as the June EU parliamentary elections approach. Both the Moderates and the Social Democrats are tipped for election success.
Over one hundred demonstrators marched in Malmö on Saturday in protest against police racism.
Two Swedish women have died in a car crash while on holiday in New Zealand. The women, both in their early twenties, were from Jönköping in southern Sweden.
The fourth and final Melodifestivalen heat in Malmö in southern Sweden on Saturday was won by one hot favourite, soul queen Agnes, and one surprise, opera queen Malena Ernman.