Swedes shy away from stock market: study

Swedes shy away from stock market: study

The number of Swedes playing the stock market dropped in 2010, according to new statistics, while telecom firms Ericsson and TeliaSonera topped the list of Swedish firms with the most shareholders.

Government staff knew of bomb threat: report

Government staff knew of bomb threat: report

A Swedish government employee allegedly knew ahead of time about last month's suicide bomb attack in Stockholm, but failed to inform Swedish security service Säpo, according to new media reports.

Patient swallows Swedish dentist’s drill bit

Patient swallows Swedish dentist’s drill bit

What was supposed to be a routine dental cleaning spiraled out of control for a patient in central Sweden when the end of the dentist's tool came loose.

Two dead after Swedish train crushes taxi

Two dead after Swedish train crushes taxi

Two people were killed when a train slammed into a taxi in central Sweden on Wednesday, dragging the vehicle half a kilometre down the track following impact.

Sahlin’s final plea: isolate the Sweden Democrats

Sahlin’s final plea: isolate the Sweden Democrats

The first party leader debate of the year was the last for the Social Democrats' Sahlin, who called for more cross-coalition cooperation to squeeze out the Sweden Democrats.

‘Financial crisis over in Sweden’: Nordea

‘Financial crisis over in Sweden’: Nordea

The financial crisis is over in Sweden, Nordic financial services group Nordea declared in a report on Wednesday.

Is Sweden’s economic future paved with gold?

Is Sweden’s economic future paved with gold?

The Swedish economy hasn't yet been dragged down by eurozone debt problems, and while growth is strong and exports are up, Sweden might still face a few economic bumps on the road ahead, the AFPs Marc Preel reports.

US emerges as new Swedish ‘tax haven’

US emerges as new Swedish ‘tax haven’

Swedish taxpayers looking to shield earnings from the country's tax authorities may have an unlikely tax haven at their disposal across the Atlantic: the United State.

Swedish breakthrough could slow Parkinson’s

Swedish breakthrough could slow Parkinson’s

A discovery by researchers at Lund University in southern Sweden on how Parkinson's disease spreads to the brain may lead to new treatments.

Police release most Iraqi deportee protesters

Police release most Iraqi deportee protesters

Swedish police said they have released 24 of the 25 people who had protested outside an asylum seeker detention centre Stockholm early Wednesday, where they were reportedly trying to stop a mass deportation to Iraq.

Swede Lidström named NHL all-star captain

Swede Lidström named NHL all-star captain

Swedish blueliner Nicklas Lidstrom was selected as an NHL all-star captain for the 2011 game, responsible for picking his team out of a pool of elite players.