Sweden should develop ‘super jets’: MPs

Sweden should develop ‘super jets’: MPs

If the Swiss purchase of the fighter Jas Gripen goes through, Sweden should develop ten new advanced E/F model "Super-Jas", according to a proposal by the Riksdag's defense committee.

Shopping for Christmas food in Stockholm

Shopping for Christmas food in Stockholm

As the Christmas season approaches in Stockholm, it is very likely that festive food is uppermost in your mind. Luckily, contributor Gwen Ramsey has put together a list of great options for filling your holiday hamper.

Three in ten parents ‘manhandle’ kids: study

Three in ten parents ‘manhandle’ kids: study

Thirty percent of Swedish parents state that they occasionally push or shake their children, with stress being the most common underlying reason, according to a new study.

Triple murderer held after Finnish jailbreak

Triple murderer held after Finnish jailbreak

A Finnish man, previously convicted of murdering three people in northern Sweden in 1988, has been arrested in Helsinki following his escape from a prison in Finland last week.

Legless man denied wheelchair

Legless man denied wheelchair

A man from Nyköping in eastern Sweden has been denied a power wheelchair despite having had both of his legs amputated as the local health authority remained "uncertain if the impairment was permanent".

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Police officer jailed for raping a child

A 53-year-old police officer in Stockholm has been sentenced to a year in prison after having been convicted of raping and buying sex from a minor.

The Lowdown: Swedish Advent

The Lowdown: Swedish Advent

If the darkness of winter's already starting to get you down, the light and merriment –not to mention the calories and alcohol – of a Swedish Advent should help pick you up.

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Bound woman ‘faked the incident’: police

The woman found tied up and gagged next to a Swedish motorway on Tuesday is not the victim of any crime, having staged the incident herself, according to police reports.

Sweden braces for ‘real’ winter weather

Sweden braces for ‘real’ winter weather

After a record warm November, forecasters are now warning that chillier and more seasonal weather is en route for Sweden with sub-zero temperatures and snowfalls across the country.

Elvis’ Swedish ‘daughter’ sues Presley estate

Elvis’ Swedish ‘daughter’ sues Presley estate

A Swedish woman who has long claimed that she is the rightful daughter of deceased US crooner Elvis Presley has sued the singer's estate for $130 million.

How do Swedes survive?: director David Fincher

How do Swedes survive?: director David Fincher

After spending last winter in rural Sweden recording the Hollywood version of "The girl with the dragon tattoo", director David Fincher was left baffled as to how Swedes survive the cold, dark months.

Spotify launches app platform

Spotify launches app platform

Online music service Spotify on Wednesday announced that it planned to open up to outside developers to create applications, unveiling partnerships with Rolling Stone, SongKick, TuneWiki and others.