Prime minister Reinfeldt separates from wife

Prime minister Reinfeldt separates from wife

Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and his wife, Stockholm county council chair Filippa Reinfeldt, have separated, according to the prime minister’s press spokesperson Roberta Alenius.

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Undertakers ‘sickened’ by hospital’s corpse storage

A Swedish hospital has come under fire after it was reported that staff members were storing corpses “head-to-toe”, leaving the undertakers who made the discovery shocked and sickened.

Swedish TV to take on Stephen Fry’s QI

Swedish TV to take on Stephen Fry’s QI

Sweden is set to adapt the hugely popular British TV-show QI this year, with producer Anders Lenhoff claiming that Sweden is finally ready for "more intelligent comedy".

Young generation prefer ‘old style’ media: study

Young generation prefer ‘old style’ media: study

A recent study has revealed that the youth of today prefer to spend their time with their nose in a newspaper or listening to the radio, even though internet technology continues to improve.

Swedish preschool touts ‘ice hockey’ curriculum

Swedish preschool touts ‘ice hockey’ curriculum

A preschool in northern Sweden is teaching kids geography, maths – and respect – through a new curriculum inspired by the rough and tumble world of Sweden's top professional hockey league, the Elitserien.

Ikea ‘not wrong’ to bar a 5-year-old from ball pit

Ikea ‘not wrong’ to bar a 5-year-old from ball pit

Disabled five-year-old Filippa Nordin who was turned away from the ballpit in the Ikea playland has lost her case against the furniture giant after the district court in Helsingborg ruled that the company was right to deny her entry.

‘The attacks against me are working’: Lars Vilks

‘The attacks against me are working’: Lars Vilks

The strategy of attacks and intimidation employed by critics of Lars Vilks is working, argues controversial Swedish artist, who has seen his lecturing activities dry up over organizers fears of riots and being labelled as "racist".

Outrage over Sweden’s ‘secret’ Saudi arms plant

Outrage over Sweden’s ‘secret’ Saudi arms plant

Tuesday’s revelation that the Swedish government has been involved in a project to aid the building of an arms factory in a dictatorship like Saudi Arabia through the Swedish Defence Research Agency (Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, FOI) has caused strong reactions both in Sweden and abroad.

Samurai sword stabber sees sentence sliced

Samurai sword stabber sees sentence sliced

A man who attacked his girlfriend with a samurai sword in April last year has had his sentence reduced by the Swedish Supreme Court.

Booze and butter boost Norwegians’ Swedish spending spree

Booze and butter boost Norwegians’ Swedish spending spree

Norwegians spent more than 13 billion kronor ($1.9 billion) during one-day shopping trips to Sweden last year, meaning almost 6 percent of Norway's consumer food and beverage trade has migrated to Sweden.

Midday shootout rattles central Stockholm

Midday shootout rattles central Stockholm

Police in Stockholm exchanged gunfire with a gang of thieves who robbed a jewellery store in central Stockholm on Tuesday afternoon, sending shocked bystanders rushing for cover.

Ikea unions fight for global labour standards

Ikea unions fight for global labour standards

Ikea trade union leaders from around the world met in Istanbul on Tuesday to launch a global alliance to standardize labour practices in every store in the Swedish furniture chain.