Hospital preps for Swedish royal birth

Hospital preps for Swedish royal birth

Preparations for Crown Princess Victoria's impending royal birth have angered patients at Karolinska Hospital near Stockholm and sparked a flurry of speculation that the next heir to the Swedish throne may be arriving sooner than anticipated.

‘Being a stay-at-home mum is easier for expats’

‘Being a stay-at-home mum is easier for expats’

A number of years ago, back when we lived in California, I read an article run in Swedish daily Expressen called, “Jag är hemmafru, men jag är inte desperate,” or “I’m a Housewife, but I’m not Desperate.”

More extreme weather heading toward Sweden

More extreme weather heading toward Sweden

Swedish forecasters have issued warnings for the coming weekend, flagging for more snow over the whole region and a possibility of strong winds in the west.

Ryanair slammed for ‘sexist’ bikini calendar

Ryanair slammed for ‘sexist’ bikini calendar

After numerous complaints about a provocative Ryanair advert featuring a calendar bursting with a bevy of bikini-clad women, the discount airline has been rapped by Sweden's advertising watchdog which ruled the advert was "sexist".

Zlatan launches ‘first ever’ iPad autobiography

Zlatan launches ‘first ever’ iPad autobiography

For fans who just can’t get enough of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a new iPad application has been released to complement the footballer's 2011 biography “I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic”.

Swedish doc sews up urethra after C-section

Swedish doc sews up urethra after C-section

A Swedish woman has reported a hospital in central Sweden to the country's health authorities after the surgeon sewed up her urethra when stitching her up following a Caesarian-section delivery.

‘My Jar Jar Binks is better than yours’

‘My Jar Jar Binks is better than yours’

From flying embryos to heroin-dealing grannies, here's a quick look at a some eyebrow-raising tidbits circulating among the big headlines in Sweden this week. Brace yourself for the first installment of Sweden's News In Brief.

Springsteen: US should be ‘more like Sweden’

Springsteen: US should be ‘more like Sweden’

Bruce Springsteen wants to see the United States transformed into something closer to a Swedish-style welfare state, the rock legend said Thursday as he unveiled his latest studio album “The Wrecking Ball” to reporters.

Dad hit daughter with shoe for needing a pee

Dad hit daughter with shoe for needing a pee

A father in southern Sweden got so angry when his kids begged to use the toilet on the way home from a day out that he hit his 8-year-old daughter in the head with a shoe.

Sweden and the US in joint climate venture

Sweden and the US in joint climate venture

Sweden and the US have joined another four countries in a bid to reduce emissions of soot, ozone and methane gas in the environment to slow down global warming.

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Swedish tourist found dead in Morocco

A Swedish tourist to Morocco has died after being found injured in a pool of blood. Local police call it an accidental death but his family is certain he was murdered.