Swedish feels the squeeze in Finland

Swedish feels the squeeze in Finland

Swedish has been spoken in Finland for hundreds of years, yet declining numbers of speakers and a lack of support from many Finnish speakers mean the language is under pressure like never before, writes Carina Chela.

Zoo antelope may have starved to death

Zoo antelope may have starved to death

A bongo antelope at Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna may have starved to death, newspaper Eskilstuna-Kuriren wrote on Wednesday.

Agent: Ibrahimovic is staying at Barcelona

Agent: Ibrahimovic is staying at Barcelona

Sweden and Barcelona star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is going nowhere, his agent Mino Raiola said on Thursday, pouring cold water on reports linking the Swedish forward with a move from Barcelona to AC Milan.

Aide moved over ‘Islam is like Nazism’ comment

Aide moved over ‘Islam is like Nazism’ comment

A civil servant working under Integration Minister Nyamko Sabuni will be assigned new duties after writing a blog saying that there are no good adherents of Islam and comparing the religion to Communism or Nazism.

Ex-police chief appeals jail term for sex offences

Ex-police chief appeals jail term for sex offences

Göran Lindberg, the former Uppsala county police chief convicted in July for a string of sex crimes, has appealed his six and half year prison sentence.

Svenska Spel chair to repay expenses

Svenska Spel chair to repay expenses

Svenska Spel chair, former deputy prime minister Margareta Winberg, will repay more than 22,000 kronor ($2,982) that she received erroneously in expenses for her role, according to the company's report to the Ministry of Finance.

Sweden set for worst grain harvest in 15 years

Sweden set for worst grain harvest in 15 years

Sweden is set to experience the worst grain harvest in 15 years due to adverse weather conditions during the sowing season and the summer, according to a new forecast from the Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket).

What’s On in Sweden: August 20th – 26th

What’s On in Sweden: August 20th – 26th

What’s on in Sweden: Magnificent men and their flying machines in Stockholm, midnight runners in Gothenburg, and it's festival time in Malmö.

Woman left with one foot in a grave after rainfall

Woman left with one foot in a grave after rainfall

A woman tending to a family grave in a churchyard in southern Sweden on Wednesday was left three feet under after her leg sank through soil rendered sodden by the recent heavy rains.

Two candidates caught buying sex in union flat

Two candidates caught buying sex in union flat

Two Social Democratic election candidates from central Sweden were caught by police having sex with prostitutes in a Swedish Trade Union Confederation (Landsorganisationen i Sverige, LO) flat in Stockholm.

Liberals: Link free school funding to quality

Liberals: Link free school funding to quality

Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund announced on Swedish public radio's P1 channel on Thursday morning that the dividends to the owners of privately run free schools should be stopped if the schools experience a drop in quality.