The Social Democrats' recent dramatic rise in opinion polls has continued with the party climbing a further 3.1 percentage points to 36.8 percent according to the latest voter preference survey.
Volunteers searching for the remains of 31-year-old Marina Johansson, who went missing in July 2010, on Saturday located bones which police believe to have come from a human body.
Stockholm police have confirmed that they have closed their investigation into an alleged rape at a Stockholm football stadium on Monday night after new information indicated that the attack had never occurred.
Saudi Arabia on Saturday issued a denial that any deal had been reached with Sweden regarding the construction of an arms factory, a controversy that led to the resignation of the Swedish defence minister last month.
Peruvian rebels released 36 construction workers on Saturday, 28 of whom were employed by Swedish construction firm Skanska, bringing an end to a five day hostage drama.