Swedes back Obama in US election: survey

Swedes back Obama in US election: survey

If Swedes could vote in US elections, President Barack Obama would handily beat either Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum, according to a new survey, which also reveals Swedes can't seem to get enough of US politics.

Princess Estelle baptism revealed by Royal Palace

Princess Estelle baptism revealed by Royal Palace

Princess Estelle’s baptism date has been announced by the Royal Family, quashing rumours that came through an admin slip up by a Swedish county governor on Monday.

‘I wasn’t allowed to cry on the street’: prostitute

‘I wasn’t allowed to cry on the street’: prostitute

A 24-year-old woman from Romania gave evidence on Tuesday as the case against the Gothenburg prostitution ring unfolded, explaining the horrors that she faced under the iron grip of her pimps.

Dutch author Kuijer wins Astrid Lindgren lit prize

Dutch author Kuijer wins Astrid Lindgren lit prize

Dutch children's author Guus Kuijer on Tuesday won the 2012 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, named after the Swedish creator of Pippi Longstocking, said the fund that awards the prize.

Ten Swedish words you won’t find in English

Ten Swedish words you won’t find in English

Whether Swedish is the world's richest language or not, it can lay claim to at least ten very common words that are sorely lacking from English. We’ve compiled a list of the top ten here, and you may be surprised what’s NOT in the list…

Infant joins queue for senior flat in Stockholm

Infant joins queue for senior flat in Stockholm

It has become increasingly common for Swedes to secure old age accommodation early in life, but the addition of a one-year-old infant the queue for one of Stockholm's more popular assisted living facilities queues has taken the trend to new levels.

Dog blocked from attending owner’s funeral

Dog blocked from attending owner’s funeral

The final wish of a Swedish man who died last week will never be realized, as his pet dog won't be allowed to attend his dead owner's funeral.

Sweden’s ‘immigrants’ find Big Apple success

Sweden’s ‘immigrants’ find Big Apple success

Frustration with being shut out of the Swedish job market has prompted several Swedes with immigrant backgrounds to seek – and find – success in the melting pot that is New York City, contributor Rafaela Stålbalk discovers.

Swedish girls think shorn body hair is ‘natural’

Swedish girls think shorn body hair is ‘natural’

Swedish girls believe that body hair makes them appear less female compared to when they have shaved, with youth centres receiving queries from girls about shaving as young as ten.

Secret documents reveal further arms cooperation

Secret documents reveal further arms cooperation

Sweden was in talks with Saudi Arabia about providing a state of the art public security system, according to information in a secret letter sent from the Swedish minister for trade and revealed by daily Expressen.

One injured as blaze damages eight buses

One injured as blaze damages eight buses

A fire that broke out in a bus station in Gothenburg on Monday night left several city buses in flames and one person injured.

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Security raised at Jewish schools in Sweden

Security has been tightened at Jewish schools in Sweden after the murder of three children and a teacher at a Jewish school in France is suspected to be the work of a serial killer.