Car explodes at Stockholm petrol station

Car explodes at Stockholm petrol station

Two people were injured on Friday afternoon when a car exploded at a Statoil service station in the Stockholm suburb Gubbängen.

placeholder image

Married couple found dead in cellar

A married couple in their sixties have been found dead in the cellar of their home near Sollefteå in northern Sweden.

Pärson scores timely World Cup victory

Pärson scores timely World Cup victory

Top Swedish skier Anja Pärson sealed her first World Cup win of the season in the women's super-combined event in St. Moritz on Friday.

Dutch shareholders doubt Saab-Spyker deal

Dutch shareholders doubt Saab-Spyker deal

The director of the Dutch Shareholder's Association VEB has thrown a spanner in the works of the Saab-Spyker deal by publicly demanding answers from Spyker CEO Victor Muller on his financing plans.

Fifth of Swedish population foreign

Fifth of Swedish population foreign

Latest figures from Statistics Sweden reveal that in the last 50 years the number of foreigners living in Sweden or those with two foreign-born parents has risen from four to nearly 20 percent.

placeholder image

Taxi driver charged with raping customers

A 34-year-old illegal taxi operator has been charged in Malmö on eight counts of rape and attempted rape.

Government closes voter gap: poll

Government closes voter gap: poll

Sweden's ruling centre-right alliance has increased its pulling power among voters to take a 45.7 percent share according to a new poll. But the left-green opposition still maintains its lead with 48.6 percent.

placeholder image

Social Insurance Agency ‘too slow’: report

Sweden's justice ombudsman (JO) has levelled heavy criticism at the Social Insurance Agency for a string of perceived shortcomings.

placeholder image

Fewer student swindlers suspended for cheating

A tighter control of plagiarism across the Swedish education system is thought to be working after the number of students suspended on grounds of cheating at colleges and universities fell by 15 percent last year.

Gothenburg congestion charges get green light

Gothenburg congestion charges get green light

The first step towards introducing congestion charges in Gothenburg was taken on Thursday evening when council leaders met to fine-tune a proposal, which will now be submitted to the Swedish parliament.