Sweden readies for Princess Estelle baptism

Sweden readies for Princess Estelle baptism

With Sweden's Princess Estelle's christening just days away, the Royal Court on Friday released new images of the infant princess and her proud parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.

‘Wanted: easily trained Swedish woman’

‘Wanted: easily trained Swedish woman’

A job ad for a personal assistant for a 35-year-old disabled man in western Sweden who specified he wanted a "disciplined" and "easily trained" woman has been pulled due to a flood of applications from women eager to fill the position, according to the recruitment agency which posted the ad.

Ikea bosses sacked over France spying scandal

Ikea bosses sacked over France spying scandal

Swedish furniture giant Ikea said Friday it was sacking four current and former managers at its French subsidiary over allegations that they used illegal police files to spy on staff and customers.

Swedish bride slaying trial to start in July

Swedish bride slaying trial to start in July

Two alleged South African hitmen will go on trial on July 30th in the killing of honeymooner Anni Dewani, even if her British husband has not yet been extradited to stand trial with them, a judge said Friday.

Ferry evacuated in Stockholm harbour

Ferry evacuated in Stockholm harbour

A ferry moored at Stockholm's Frihamnen harbour received a bomb threat around midday on Friday, prompting a swift evacuation of the vessel.

Problem of profiting ex-politicos not simply money, money, money

Problem of profiting ex-politicos not simply money, money, money

Abba's famous refrain fails to capture the true cause for concern when Swedish politicians leave government to fatten their wallets in the private sector, argues commentator and historian David Linden.

Boob burns not bikini-related: Swedish retailer

Boob burns not bikini-related: Swedish retailer

The manufacturer of the bikini suspected of having caused severe bust-line burns on a Swedish woman claims that test results reveal the beach garment is not responsible for the woman's scorched skin.

Swedish tabloid editor guilty of weapons crimes

Swedish tabloid editor guilty of weapons crimes

The editor-in-chief of Swedish tabloid Expressen and two other journalists with the paper have been convicted of weapons crimes related to a report about how easy it is to buy guns in Malmö in southern Sweden.

Police bashed for ‘racist’ Facebook comments

Police bashed for ‘racist’ Facebook comments

Racist comments on the Stockholm police's Facebook page beneath a plea for tips which also featured links to surveillance camera footage have prompted a backlash from the Swedish Bar Association (Advokatsamfundet) over how police use social media.

Gold treasure behind Wallenberg arrest: report

Gold treasure behind Wallenberg arrest: report

Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg had at least 15 kilogrammes of gold and jewellery in his car when the Red Army arrested him in 1945, according to a new book by Swedish author Bengt Jangfeldt.

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Prison for Swede who ‘kidnapped himself’

A 29-year-old man from northern Sweden, who staged his own kidnapping to blackmail his parents into giving him money, has been convicted and sentenced to ten months in prison.