Boys’ ‘anti-studying’ culture hurts Swedish school equality: study

Boys’ ‘anti-studying’ culture hurts Swedish school equality: study

The 'anti-studying' culture among Swedish boys and problems relating to honour impede school efforts in pushing gender equality, according to a new government report on Monday.

Swedish memory devices face possible price hike

Swedish memory devices face possible price hike

Hard drives and USB sticks sold in Sweden may face a significant price hike later this year, but an industry organisation claims the fees are against the law.

Learning Swedish with celebrities and assassins

Learning Swedish with celebrities and assassins

Few experiences in life are more leveling than a language class, where people’s previous identities are mysteriously replaced by characters and coping mechanisms worthy of a Swedish crime drama, explains contributor Lola Akinmade.

Örebro rape suspect admits to more attacks

Örebro rape suspect admits to more attacks

A 24-year-old Örebro man detained for a string of sexual assaults has admitted to four more attacks.

Swedish footballers convicted of buying sex

Swedish footballers convicted of buying sex

Former Swedish national team goalkeeper Magnus Hedman and Allsvenskan forward Dulee Johnson are guilty of paying for sex, a Swedish court ruled on Monday.

UK pharmacy Boots set to open in Sweden

UK pharmacy Boots set to open in Sweden

UK pharmacy chain Alliance Boots has confirmed its imminent plans to enter the Swedish pharmacy market in the first quarter of this year.

Sweden’s childcare allowance ‘a fiasco’

Sweden’s childcare allowance ‘a fiasco’

Sweden's childcare allowance, strongly promoted by the Christian Democrats as a way to help parents who wish to spend more time at home with their young children, has been a fiasco, according to a previously unreleased report.

Swede narrowly misses FIFA best goal award

Swede narrowly misses FIFA best goal award

Swedish striker Linus Hallenius was competing against football greats such as Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben to take home FIFA's award for the "most beautiful" goal of 2010, which was awarded at the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala on Monday evening to Hamit Altintop of Turkey

Sweden set to ‘get tough’ with illegal wolf hunters: minister

Sweden set to ‘get tough’ with illegal wolf hunters: minister

The Swedish government wants to toughen the country’s hunting laws to make it easier for authorities to combat widespread illegal wolf hunting.

Reinfeldt open to further tax cuts

Reinfeldt open to further tax cuts

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has indicated that his government is ready to push ahead with further tax cuts assuming public finances continue to improve.

Muslim Council head ‘clueless’ over terror plot

Muslim Council head ‘clueless’ over terror plot

The head of the Muslim Council of Sweden has said she had no idea that the man with whom her daughter has two children was suspected of plotting an attack on a Danish newspaper when he was arrested last month.