Court orders Vilks plot suspects released

Court orders Vilks plot suspects released

The three men accused of planning to murder controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks in a foiled attack in Gothenburg on September should be sentenced to prison, prosecutors argued in their closing arguments on Wednesday.

New storm warnings for wind-whipped Sweden

New storm warnings for wind-whipped Sweden

Sweden is bracing for yet another blustery storm, at the same time as the country has yet to fully recover from the chaos caused by storm Dagmar over the Christmas holiday weekend.

Breast implants ‘save lives’: advocacy group

Breast implants ‘save lives’: advocacy group

Transgender people in Sweden who are denied breast implants are more likely to commit suicide, according to an advocacy group which has urged health authorities to draw up national guidelines on the procedure.

Somalis ‘shut out’ of Sweden’s health system

Somalis ‘shut out’ of Sweden’s health system

Many Somalis in Sweden feel dismissed when visiting a doctor in Sweden, according to a new study, which shows that many end up looking abroad for medical treatment as a result.

Swedes shun tax havens in favour of amnesty

Swedes shun tax havens in favour of amnesty

A voluntary amnesty for Swedes with assets hidden in tax havens is paying dividends, according to Swedish tax authorities, who report that the amnesty had brought in close to a billion kronor in new tax revenue in 2010.

Wanted Swedish couple arrested in Vietnam

Wanted Swedish couple arrested in Vietnam

A couple from northern Sweden who fled the country after being convicted for swindling unknowing Swedes into funding fictional projects in Thailand have been arrested in Vietnam.

Breivik had Swedish mum’s SIM card: report

Breivik had Swedish mum’s SIM card: report

A Swedish mother of two has been linked to Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik after a mobile broadband SIM card registered in her name was discovered in a computer found on Breivik's farm.

Woman didn’t want help from ‘dark-skinned’ clerk

Woman didn’t want help from ‘dark-skinned’ clerk

A woman's refusal to be served by a "dark-skinnned" clerk at the local office of a public agency is not a crime, a Swedish court has ruled.

Fiery end for youth’s ill-fated firework run

Fiery end for youth’s ill-fated firework run

Four youths from southwestern Sweden were lucky to escape without injury after their supply of New Year's fireworks inexplicably went off in their car while they were driving home.

Sweden’s ‘warmest December in 250 years’

Sweden’s ‘warmest December in 250 years’

Sweden is experiencing one of its warmest Decembers on record, according to meteorologists, as record high temperatures have spawned signs of spring in the middle of winter.