Stockholm stock exchange plummets

Stockholm stock exchange plummets

The Stockholm stock exchange was down 6.2 percent on Thursday afternoon when trading closed, making the drop the steepest since November 2008. A broad fall among other European stock markets means fears of a recession are mounting.

American dad defends Swedish mother

American dad defends Swedish mother

The American father whose infant son was left unattended outside a restaurant in the United States has defended his Swedish wife's actions, claiming that 'hysterical' passers-by over-reacted.

‘Let’s hope everything goes well’: Victoria

‘Let’s hope everything goes well’: Victoria

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria on Thursday expressed her gratitude to those who wished her well following news of her pregnancy, while newspapers across Sweden pondered the significance of the impending royal birth.

Second teen arrested for pre-school explosion

Second teen arrested for pre-school explosion

Police on Thursday arrested another teenager on suspicion of the blast at a pre-school in the Stockholm district of Sköndal last week.

Making the most of the 2011 Malmö Festival

Making the most of the 2011 Malmö Festival

As Sweden's southern metropolis of Malmö gears up for this year's Malmö Festivalen, contributor Caroline Bursell previews some of the event's main attractions.

NATO rejects Swedish naval unit offer

NATO rejects Swedish naval unit offer

NATO has declined the offer from Sweden to provide a military unit especially trained to board naval vessels, a unit whose deployment was a condition for the Social Democrats to agree to the government's extension of the Swedish Libya mission.

Hammarskjöld’s plane ‘shot down’: report

Hammarskjöld’s plane ‘shot down’: report

New evidence has emerged to suggest that the plane of Swedish UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld was shot down in 1961 and the incident then covered up by British colonial authorities.

Sweden halts licensed wolf hunt

Sweden halts licensed wolf hunt

There won’t be a licensed hunt on wolves in Sweden this winter following a government decision on Wednesday to scrap the controversial policy, while at the same time expanding the option to cull nuisance wolves.

Medical ‘marijuana’ coming to Sweden

Medical ‘marijuana’ coming to Sweden

Doctors in Sweden may soon be writing prescriptions for cannabis, as the Swedish Medical Products agency (Läkemedelsverket) is close to approving a new cannabis-based mouth spray aimed at patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS).

Board raised pay while Saab stood still: report

Board raised pay while Saab stood still: report

In May, while Saab’s production lines stood still and clouds were gathering over the factory in Trollhättan, mother company Swedish Automobile treated themselves to a raise, according to a report on Swedish TV 4 News on Wednesday.

Jailed Swedes to stay in Ethiopian custody

Jailed Swedes to stay in Ethiopian custody

Two Swedish reporters who have been jailed in Ethiopia will remain in custody for another 28 days pending further police investigation, the Swedish foreign ministry confirmed on Wednesday.