A musical celebration of Swedish Lucia

A musical celebration of Swedish Lucia

For people unable to attend a Lucia concert this year, contributor Fern Scott Olsson offers some video footage from one of the biggest Lucia concerts in the world.

‘Millennium’ publisher launches Salander app

‘Millennium’ publisher launches Salander app

Swedish publishing house Norstedts, publisher of Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium' trilogy, released an English-language “Chasing Salander” iPhone app on Tuesday, just days ahead of the world première of the Hollywood version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo".

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Convicted killer jailed for raping 12-year-old girl

Rocco Jensen, a 41-year-old previously convicted of murder, was on Tuesday convicted and sentenced to four years in prison after raping a 12-year-old girl in a stairwell in Stockholm in July.

Lars, 49, solves UK couple’s Swedish photo mystery

Lars, 49, solves UK couple’s Swedish photo mystery

The mystery surrounding several decades-old pictures found in a vintage camera purchased last August by a UK couple at an auction in south central Sweden has been solved.

Shopping centre blaze was ‘gang initiation’

Shopping centre blaze was ‘gang initiation’

The four teenagers under suspicion for an arson attack on a shopping centre in southern Sweden in October claim that they did as a test to join a local teenage gang.

Saab limps along after new Chinese payout

Saab limps along after new Chinese payout

The first share of the money promised to Saab by Chinese Youngman has arrived into the cash-strapped carmaker's accounts, according to Saab's head of information, Eric Geers, who was unwilling to disclose how much money was involved.

Man in hiding after wife’s ‘antifreeze cocktail’

Man in hiding after wife’s ‘antifreeze cocktail’

A Swedish man has gone into hiding in Norway after claiming that his wife tried to kill him by serving him antifreeze in a glass of Coca-Cola.

Why Sweden should stay out of the EU budget pact

Why Sweden should stay out of the EU budget pact

European leaders have failed to help solve the current debt crisis, and Sweden shouldn't think of signing on to a plan that amounts to an attempt to remake Europe into a super-bureaucratized dream, argues Swedish liberal commentator Johan Norberg.

Ikea founder mourns death of his wife

Ikea founder mourns death of his wife

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad's wife Margaretha Kamprad-Stennert has died at the age of 71.

Swedish ‘sex school founder’ admits faking it

Swedish ‘sex school founder’ admits faking it

A Swedish artist recently named as head of “the world’s first international sex school” in Austria has admitted the project was an elaborate hoax.

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Stockholm council ignores Abba great’s pleas on Slussen renewal

Despite protests by citizens and celebrities including former Abba star Benny Andersson, Stockholm’s city council voted on Monday night to move forward with a massive renovation of the city’s Slussen area following a lengthy and at times heated debate.