Arrest in probe of Swedish ‘sex-chamber’

Arrest in probe of Swedish ‘sex-chamber’

A 47-year-old man was taken into custody by Swedish police on Monday after a witness linking him to the discovery of sexual torture chamber in an abandoned farmhouse in western Sweden a few weeks ago.

Australian author lands Astrid Lindgren prize

Australian author lands Astrid Lindgren prize

Australian illustrator and author Shaun Tan has been named the recipient of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children's literature.

Green Party proposes new leadership duo

Green Party proposes new leadership duo

The Green Party on Tuesday proposed Gustav Fridolin and Åsa Romson as its new spokespersons to be elected at the party congress in May.

Government yes to Gripen deployment

Government yes to Gripen deployment

The Swedish government has given the green light to sending JAS Gripen fighters to Libya following a request from the NATO general secretary, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, for Swedish assistance.

Volvo Cars plans to hire 1,200 new staff

Volvo Cars plans to hire 1,200 new staff

Swedish car maker Volvo said Tuesday that it plans to hire 1,200 new employees, mostly engineers to meet the development of electric cars and production expansion.

New rules prompt surge in liquor licence applications

New rules prompt surge in liquor licence applications

Applications for liquor licences have skyrocketed in Stockholm following a change in licensing laws that took effect at the start of the year.

Swedish infant scarred in violent ferret attack

Swedish infant scarred in violent ferret attack

Nine-month-old Selma, who was attacked by a ferret while sleeping in her pram outside her home in Hultsfred in southern Sweden last week, has been allowed to leave hospital.

Prosecutor drops serial killer case

Prosecutor drops serial killer case

A Swedish prosecutor has dropped the case against Thomas Quick related to the murder of nine-year-old Therese Johannessen in Norway in 1988.

Swedish study links swine flu vaccine to narcolepsy

Swedish study links swine flu vaccine to narcolepsy

A new Swedish study shows an increased risk of developing the sleeping disease narcolepsy for children vaccinated with swine flu vaccine Pandemrix, a drug manufactured by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

Man convicted over ‘murder list’

Man convicted over ‘murder list’

A man dubbed the "Bolt pistol man" after a livestock anaesthetizing device was used in an attack in Linköping in eastern Sweden in January, has been found guilty.

Stockholm museum makes history of garbage

Stockholm museum makes history of garbage

It may not be the Mona Lisa, but an old milk carton and other refuse can tell an interesting story about our culture, our history and ourselves, AFP's Marc Preel writes after visiting a Stockholm museum's new "Garbage" exhibit.