Mouse stops US-bound SAS flight in Stockholm

Mouse stops US-bound SAS flight in Stockholm

A wayward mouse forced the grounding of a US-bound SAS flight on Tuesday, leaving 250 travellers stranded at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport as crews tried in vain to capture the rogue rodent.

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Sweden to bolster banks against European debt crisis

Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said Tuesday the Scandinavian country was putting in place measures to protect its finance and banking sectors from being sucked into the European debt crisis.

Moderates push back promised tax cut plans

Moderates push back promised tax cut plans

Prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt announced on Tuesday his Moderate Party was delaying plans to implement several tax reductions, citing increasing concerns about the state of the global economy.

Ingrid, 65, finds 3 metre boa on her balcony

Ingrid, 65, finds 3 metre boa on her balcony

An elderly Swedish woman was given quite a scare on Monday morning when she discovered a 3-metre-long boa constrictor lying on her second-floor balcony.

Swedish housing market continues to slide

Swedish housing market continues to slide

Flat prices fell by 6 percent in Sweden and house prices by 2 percent in July compared to the previous month, according to fresh figures from Sweden’s real estate statistics website Mäklarstatistik.

Another suspected bomb found near playground

Another suspected bomb found near playground

A woman, resident in the area, made the most recent discovery on Tuesday morning when taking her two small children to the playground.

Ex-minister pens his way to holiday travel fame

Ex-minister pens his way to holiday travel fame

The name of Sweden's disgraced former labour minister, Sven-Otto Littorin, is back in the spotlight after Littorin won a travel agency's essay contest with his poetic description of a “dream holiday” to the Middle East.

Sweden ‘indebted’ to the Baltic states: Reinfeldt

Sweden ‘indebted’ to the Baltic states: Reinfeldt

Sweden owes its Baltic neighbours a "debt of honour" for turning a blind eye to post-war Soviet occupation, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt told his Baltic counterparts on Monday.

Halland police harshest on public peeing

Halland police harshest on public peeing

New figures show that police in the county of Halland have been the most fastidious in fining those that feel the need to take a leak in public.

Extreme weather on the rise in Sweden: SMHI

Extreme weather on the rise in Sweden: SMHI

Heavy rains and extreme weather are becoming more common in Sweden, according to a study by forecasters at the Swedish meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI.