Escaped prisoner on the loose in Stockholm

Escaped prisoner on the loose in Stockholm

A 24-year-old prisoner from Hall, one of Sweden's maximum-security prisons, fled whilst on temporary leave in Stockholm on Thursday morning and remains at large.

‘Lundin may have led Bildt to the heart of darkness’

‘Lundin may have led Bildt to the heart of darkness’

After two Swedish journalists claiming they were investigating the presence of the Lundin Group in Ethiopia were found guilty of terror crimes on Wednesday, Swedish investigative journalist Leo Lagercrantz takes a closer look at the Swedish company and foreign minister Carl Bildt's involvement with it.

Change banks without changing account numbers: minister

Change banks without changing account numbers: minister

Letting Swedes hold on to their account numbers when switching banks is one way to put pressure on banks thought to be gouging customers with high margins on variable rate mortgages, financial markets minister Peter Norman said Thursday.

Ashton Kutcher in ‘secret’ Stockholm visit

Ashton Kutcher in ‘secret’ Stockholm visit

Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher swept into Stockholm on Wednesday, spending time at the headquarters of Swedish music streaming service Spotify before heading out for a night on the town.

The Swedish ‘julbord’: a beginner’s guide

The Swedish ‘julbord’: a beginner’s guide

No Swedish-style Christmas is complete without a julbord buffet. Food blogger Maia Brindley Nilsson takes a look at what goes into making the perfect Swedish Christmas meal.

Kevin, 11, plays Santa to sick Swedish kids

Kevin, 11, plays Santa to sick Swedish kids

Kevin Hansson, an 11-year-old Swedish boy who once suffered from a rare stomach condition, spent all autumn saving up his pocket money to buy toys for sick children at a hospital in northern Sweden.

Sweden to map threats against politicians

Sweden to map threats against politicians

The full extent of threats and violence directed against Swedish politicians is to be mapped for the first time in what is thought to be the world's largest investigation of its kind.

Teacher fined for ‘naked shower’ texts to student

Teacher fined for ‘naked shower’ texts to student

A newly licenced teacher who sent sexually suggestive text messages to a 15-year-old Swedish girl during his traineeship has been barred from teaching after being convicted of sexual molestation.

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Saab’s US unit hopes to avoid bankruptcy

The North American unit of bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab will try to avoid going into bankruptcy itself to keep up warranties for recent car buyers and support dealers left with inventory, a company official said Wednesday.

Woman finds maggot in McDonald’s hamburger

Woman finds maggot in McDonald’s hamburger

A customer at a McDonald's restaurant in Gothenburg in western Sweden was shocked to discover a maggot crawling among the lettuce leaves in her newly purchased hamburger.

Care home turned cost cutting ‘into a game’

Care home turned cost cutting ‘into a game’

Swedish nursing home operator Carema Care urged staff to engage in games to see how much they could save on elderly residents' food, diapers, and protective gloves, according to employees.