More extreme weather heading toward Sweden

More extreme weather heading toward Sweden

A new low pressure area with strong winds and precipitation is on the way toward Sweden. It will pass over central Sweden on Wednesday and will bring rain and snow over most of the country, as well as a risk of gale force winds in the south and along the coast.

Raoul Wallenberg – Sweden’s Not-So-Favourite Son

Raoul Wallenberg – Sweden’s Not-So-Favourite Son

The Swedish government has announced that it will designate 2012 as the official "Raoul Wallenberg Year" and the honour is more than deserved.

Swedish teen shells out for giant lobster

Swedish teen shells out for giant lobster

19-year-old Sofia Sandgren from Mölle in Skåne county decided that her love for all things seafood was enough to shell out 4,500 kronor ($652) for a giant lobster, in order to treat her family to a cracking New Year’s dinner.

New law gives transport operators the green light

New law gives transport operators the green light

The government is to allow private transport companies to provide public bus services, in a bid to improve services and prompt people to use public transport.

Spicy invention protects dogs from wolf attacks

Spicy invention protects dogs from wolf attacks

Body armour filled with flaming Indian spices mixed with anti-freeze is the latest invention to protect dogs from wolf attacks when hunting in the Swedish woods.

Swedes choose social media over texting

Swedes choose social media over texting

Text messaging seems to have become a thing of the past when social media savvy Swedes wanted to wish their loved ones a Happy New Year.

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Swedish Santa gets windfall for Christmas

Aside from the occasional snack, it's not common for Santa Claus to be the receiver of gifts at Christmas, but this year one lucky Santa in northern Sweden had a bit of a windfall after a gifted betting slip turned out to be a winner.

Ingves: Interest rates stable all year

Ingves: Interest rates stable all year

The head of Sweden's central bank has said he expects Sweden's interest rates to remain at their current low level in 2012, but warned banks that they must be more open about how much they earn from lending to customers.

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Driver targets police in hit-and-run attack

An unknown driver injured a police officer in Klippan, southern Sweden, in a hit-and-run attack, after being pulled over at a routine check on New Year's Eve.

Rise in shootings puts strain on Malmö police

Rise in shootings puts strain on Malmö police

After the latest incident where a 15-year-old died from shot wounds to the head and chest on Sunday evening, police say that the situation in Malmö is “strained”.

Juholt slammed for ‘failing’ Social Democrats

Juholt slammed for ‘failing’ Social Democrats

Following continued bad results in polls for the Social Democrats, party member and former minister Ylva Johansson in her blog on Sunday criticized both the party and leader, Håkan Juholt, for the low confidence of voters.