Swedish house backs Libya involvement

Swedish house backs Libya involvement

The Swedish government can count on the broad support in parliament to send JAS Gripen aircraft to assist the UN-backed Libyan operation, with only the Sweden Democrats expressing a dissenting opinion.

Vernal equinox provides celestial proof of spring

Vernal equinox provides celestial proof of spring

For long suffering residents of Sweden, Sunday's vernal equinox brought with it celestial proof that spring is indeed on its way, contributor Tom Callen writes.

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‘Honour killing’ dad faces 18 years in prison

A man in Sweden has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being found guilty of murdering his daughter in a so-called honour killing.

Swedish tents save lives at stricken nuclear plant

Swedish tents save lives at stricken nuclear plant

Swedish-made equipment is being used in the rescue operation at the Japanese nuclear plant Fukushima and surrounding areas.

Missing Swede turns up in Sri Lanka

Missing Swede turns up in Sri Lanka

A 28-year-old Swedish woman reported missing during a trip to Sri Lanka has been found and has made herself known to local police, Sri Lanka and Swedish authorities have confirmed.

Sweden slammed over EU oceans directive

Sweden slammed over EU oceans directive

Swedish Greenpeace experts have accused the Swedish government of breaking European law as the government after failing to implement safeguards against the exploitation of the seas.

Swedish bank to Ingrid, 87: ‘invest long term’

Swedish bank to Ingrid, 87: ‘invest long term’

Swedish bank SEB advised an 87-year-old customer to invest her savings 'long term' and has now been found to be at fault by the consumer complaints board.

Google Street View maps Swedish slopes

Google Street View maps Swedish slopes

A team of snowmobiles deployed by US firm Google has spent the past week travelling Sweden's ski resorts, mapping out the peaks and the valleys for its Street View service.

Swedish Gripen fighters on Libya standby

Swedish Gripen fighters on Libya standby

The Swedish military said Monday that they would be ready to deploy JAS Gripen fighter aircraft within ten days, should Sweden be asked to participate in the military action against Libya.

US city honours Swedish NHL star Lidström

US city honours Swedish NHL star Lidström

Swedish NHL star Nicklas Lidström has been honoured by his US hometown in recognition of his sporting achievements with the Detroit Red Wings.

Pallbearers fear for the dead on busy Swedish road

Pallbearers fear for the dead on busy Swedish road

Pallbearers transporting coffins to Maria church in Båstad in southern Sweden have complained that they risk life and limb when crossing the road as car drivers show an apparent disregard for the dead.