Malmö dwellers forced to deliver their own mail

Malmö dwellers forced to deliver their own mail

As postal workers assigned to the Malmö district of Seved feel too threatened to carry out their duties, the residents themselves will now have to deliver their own post.

150-year-old love letter found in Swedish field

150-year-old love letter found in Swedish field

A woman from Stockholm who recently picked up some soiled pages in a country field in western Sweden could hardly believe her eyes when she realized she was holding a love letter written in July 1862.

Swedbank in massive Latvia write down

Swedbank in massive Latvia write down

Nordic banking giant Swedbank said Friday it was writing off nearly two billion kronor on its operations in Latvia, which has emerged from the world's deepest recession.

Destinations in Sweden overlooked by the New York Times

Destinations in Sweden overlooked by the New York Times

The New York Times recently ranked the province of Dalarna in central Sweden as one of “45 places to go” in 2012. But the home of the famous wooden horse isn't the only place in Sweden worth seeing this year.

Friday the 13th ‘not unlucky’: Swedish study

Friday the 13th ‘not unlucky’: Swedish study

Despite Friday the 13th having a reputation as an ill-fated day, fresh figures from Swedish insurance company Trygg-Hansa have shown that there is nothing particularly unlucky about it at all.

New find reveals Swedes’ role in Ottoman sex-slave trade

New find reveals Swedes’ role in Ottoman sex-slave trade

The recent uncovering of centuries-old documents has revealed that Swedish ships were used in the Mediterranean slave trade. Up to three quarters of the cargo was women who researchers have suggested were sold as sex slaves.

‘Spank her arse’ coaching tactics spark outrage

‘Spank her arse’ coaching tactics spark outrage

An athletic club in southern Sweden has come under fire for a coach's use of sexually suggestive materials known as "Hot babes of the defence" to aid the training of a team of 14-year-old boys.

Kids’ eyes glued shut by Swedish docs

Kids’ eyes glued shut by Swedish docs

Two small children who sought treatment for facial injuries at two different Swedish hospitals ended up having their eyes glued shut by mistake, with one toddler requiring emergency surgery to correct the error.

Nervous student caught with 56 cheat notes

Nervous student caught with 56 cheat notes

A student in the north of Sweden was recently discovered to have been hiding a large number of cheat notes about his person when sitting for an exam at Umeå University.

Bildt: euro stability lessened crisis impact

Bildt: euro stability lessened crisis impact

The impact of the global financial crisis would have been worse on the EU the euro had not provided the necessary monetary stability, Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt said on Thursday.

Violent fight sends two women to hospital

Violent fight sends two women to hospital

Two young women were taken to hospital and two were detained by police after a violent fight erupted in Örebro, in central Sweden, on Wednesday.