Icebreakers do battle with Swedish waters

Icebreakers do battle with Swedish waters

All but one of Sweden's icebreakers have been called into action as half of the Gulf of Bothnia separating Sweden and Finland freezes over.

Somali threats against Swedish illustrator

Somali threats against Swedish illustrator

Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who sparked outrage with caricatures of the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a dog, has received threats via telephone from Somalia.

placeholder image

Saab lovers to GM: don’t shut Saab down

Saab enthusiasts in North America are heading to Detroit in hopes of urging the company’s US-owner General Motors to sell the struggling Swedish automaker instead of shutting it down as Dutch luxury carmaker Spyker puts the finishing touches to a final bid.

placeholder image

Man sentenced for ‘executing’ ex-girlfriend

A 37-year-old Swedish man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for murdering his ex-girlfriend with a bolt pistol normally used for anaesthetizing livestock.

Söderling heads to sizzling India for Aussie Open warm up

Söderling heads to sizzling India for Aussie Open warm up

Sweden’s Robin Söderling is set to swing his racquet in India for the first time on Tuesday, in preparation for what he hopes will be a long run in the 2010 Australian Open later this month.

placeholder image

Conviction for Sweden’s ‘youngest female pimp’

A 17-year-old girl from Malmö in southern Sweden has been convicted for selling the sexual services of a 14-year-old mentally disabled girl. The 20-year-old man suspected of masterminding the pimping operation was acquitted.

‘Stop discrimination of foreign doctoral candidates’

‘Stop discrimination of foreign doctoral candidates’

Sweden needs to do more to ensure foreign doctoral candidates are offered equal working conditions by the country's colleges and universities, argue students' rights advocates Martin Dackling and Lars Abrahamsson.

Sweden’s car sales rev up in December

Sweden’s car sales rev up in December

Swedes showed a renewed zeal for buying new cars in December, with new vehicle registrations shooting up 13 percent compared to the previous year, new statistics show.

Brit hired Swedish Nazis for Auschwitz raid: report

Brit hired Swedish Nazis for Auschwitz raid: report

A Swedish right-wing extremist group agreed to help a wealthy UK-based collector and Nazi sympathizer acquire the “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign from the Auschwitz concentration camp in exchange for "huge money", according to a British newspaper.

placeholder image

Two teens held in probe of 18-year-old’s killing

Two 16-year-old boys have been detained in connection with last week’s murder of an 18-year-old woman in the Hjällbo district of Gothenburg after police traced the woman’s missing mobile phone.

placeholder image

Thin ice spells double trouble for persistent Swedish motorist

Things didn’t go as planned for a 42-year-old man when he tried to retrieve his car after it crashed through the ice on a lake near Lidköping in central Sweden.