Ikea blasts linked to extortion scheme

Ikea blasts linked to extortion scheme

Officials at Swedish retail giant Ikea have confirmed that the company is the target of a blackmail attempt following a string of blasts and other incidents at Ikea outlets throughout Europe.

Father gets 18 years for killing 7-year-old son

Father gets 18 years for killing 7-year-old son

A 53-year-old man who stabbed his 7-year-old son to death in Umeå, in northern Sweden, was convicted on Wednesday to 18 years in prison for murder and unlawful coercion.

Swede acquitted in landmark S&M trial

Swede acquitted in landmark S&M trial

The Svea Court of Appeal (Hovrätten) on Wednesday acquitted a 33-year-old man charged with assault after violent sex with a teenager, in a case testing the limits of sexual violence permitted in Sweden between consenting partners.

Court approves Saab’s bankruptcy protection bid

Court approves Saab’s bankruptcy protection bid

A Swedish appeals court on Wednesday gave the green light for beleaguered carmaker Saab to reorganise under bankruptcy protection, delaying what had appeared to be the company's imminent demise.

Swedish hunter fells ‘spectacular’ albino elk

Swedish hunter fells ‘spectacular’ albino elk

Mats Broberg of Värmland county in central Sweden recently snagged the ultimate hunting trophy after he felled a massive 280 kilogramme, 15 point, white elk.

Swedish preschools use GPS to avoid losing kids

Swedish preschools use GPS to avoid losing kids

Toddlers adorned with GPS transmitters are becoming an increasingly common sight at Swedish daycares and preschools in an effort to make it easier for staff to find tots who are hiding or have gone astray.

Ex-politicians cash in on early pensions pay out

Ex-politicians cash in on early pensions pay out

During the first half of 2011 more than 450 former local politicians shared a total of 42 million kronor ($6.3 million) in "temporary" early retirement pensions pay out, a study carried out by Sveriges Radio (SR) shows.

Swedish firm launches ‘invisible’ cycle helmet

Swedish firm launches ‘invisible’ cycle helmet

Recognising that vain cyclists need a reason other than the risk of serious injury to wear a helmet, a Swedish firm has developed a discreet novel collar that works much like an air-bag, Lina Sennevall reports.

‘Vilks was target of Gothenburg attack’

‘Vilks was target of Gothenburg attack’

Controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks was the target of a foiled attack at the Röda Sten art gallery in Gothenburg on September 11th, according to a report in the Metro newspaper.

Kitty catapulted to Swedish celebrity after drainpipe drama

Kitty catapulted to Swedish celebrity after drainpipe drama

A kitten stuck in a water pipe in the Hisingen area of Gothenburg on Tuesday became a nationwide news sensation with media following the ultimately successful efforts of up to five plumbers to save the forlorn feline.

Third union demands Saab bankruptcy

Third union demands Saab bankruptcy

IF Metall on Tuesday became the third trade union to ask a court to place cash-strapped carmaker Saab in bankruptcy in order to secure wages for its members.