Swedish retailer H&M’s new ‘secret’ luxury brand

Swedish retailer H&M’s new ‘secret’ luxury brand

The world of Swedish fashion is humming with the buzz of a new, yet officially unconfirmed, luxury brand being planned by retail giant H&M.

Prince Charles shoots hoops with Swedish PM

Prince Charles shoots hoops with Swedish PM

Prince Charles locked horns with Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on a basketball court in Stockholm on Thursday, before lunching with Princess Victoria on Friday for her first royal engagement since the birth of Princess Estelle.

Malmö mayor in new row with Sweden’s Jews

Malmö mayor in new row with Sweden’s Jews

Sweden's Jewish community has railed anew against Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu after comments suggesting the city's Jewish community had been "infiltrated" by Sweden Democrats to foment anti-Muslim sentiments.

Sweden ‘ignores’ child sex abuse claims: report

Sweden ‘ignores’ child sex abuse claims: report

Children in Sweden who suffer violence and sexual abuse aren't prioritized by social services according to a new report, which blames “ignorant” social service staff who are not able to pick up victims’ signals.

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An Expats guide to retirement planning in Sweden

Saving for your financial future has never been more important - particularly for expatriates. But what options are open to you in Sweden?

‘The child I nearly hit could have been my own’

‘The child I nearly hit could have been my own’

While experienced expat drivers – especially Americans – may whine about the hassle of getting a Swedish licence, a near miss has convinced US-native and parent Rebecca Ahlfeldt that it was worth the trouble.

Bildt wary of ‘blow up’ in Iranian nuke talks

Bildt wary of ‘blow up’ in Iranian nuke talks

Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, hailing plans to resume talks between global powers and Iran on its suspect nuclear drive, warned Friday against a "blow up" of the negotiations.

‘Give ’em Viagra’: politician’s joke flops

‘Give ’em Viagra’: politician’s joke flops

Another week of unusual news in Sweden, featuring Viagra, sheep heads, smelly guinea-pigs and octogenarians on the "run", we present a light-hearted look at Swedish news that didn't make the front page.

Swedish soldier injured by Aghanistan bomb

Swedish soldier injured by Aghanistan bomb

A Swedish soldier on duty in Afghanistan was seriously injured by a roadside bomb on Friday while on patrol west of the Swedish military base in Mazar-i-Sharif.

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Sleeping man rapes sleeping woman

A 27-year-old man from northern Sweden charged with raping a sleeping woman has defended himself by claiming he too was asleep at the time.

Man dies after twenty doctors ‘miss’ his cancer

Man dies after twenty doctors ‘miss’ his cancer

Some twenty physicians in northwestern Sweden failed for months to realize that a patient was suffering from cancer of the larynx for months until a few weeks before he died.

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Thief steals front door, made to mount it

While driving home from work on Thursday evening a man in county Värmland, northwestern Sweden, was shocked to see his front door zoom past the other way strapped to the roof of another car, local paper Värmlands Folkblad reports.

Babies mature faster with both parents home: study

Babies mature faster with both parents home: study

Babies develop the ability to discern between their mother’s, father’s and strangers’ emotional expression faster if both parents stay home for the first few months, a new Swedish study shows.