Drunk man misses flight despite bomb threat ploy

Drunk man misses flight despite bomb threat ploy

A drunk man who was late for his flight from Stockholm's Arlanda airport told security staff there was a bomb on board in hopes the ensuing delay would give him time to make the flight.

Sweden’s ‘sexiest politicians’ exposed

Sweden’s ‘sexiest politicians’ exposed

A gay entrepreneur and an outspoken woman whose Iraqi politician father was once imprisoned in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison have been revealed as Sweden's sexiest politicians of 2012 in a new ranking published on Friday.

Girl drinks herself to death in ‘water poker’

Girl drinks herself to death in ‘water poker’

A 12-year-old girl died due to brain complications caused by the consumption of too much water in a game of "water poker" she played with classmates.

‘Re-open probe into Raoul Wallenberg’s fate’

‘Re-open probe into Raoul Wallenberg’s fate’

Official claims from Russia about when Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg died appear ever more doubtful as new evidence emerges, argues historian Susanne Berger, who has called for the investigation in Wallenberg's fate to be re-opened.

Sweden’s Left: singing the same old song?

Sweden’s Left: singing the same old song?

Jonas Sjöstedt, the fresh face of the Left Party, was expected to use Almedalen to show he was taking the party in a new direction, but correspondent and commentator David Linden was left unconvinced the new party leader managed to do so.

Swedish ski legend Anja Pärson becomes a mum

Swedish ski legend Anja Pärson becomes a mum

Swedish alpine skiing star Anja Pärson revealed on Thursday she has become a mother to a baby boy after ending years of rumours last month when she revealed she had a long-term girlfriend.

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Transgender woman appeals rape acquittal

A transgender woman who was the victim of an attempted rape has appealed a Swedish court’s decision to clear the offender of the charges after the court argued the rape was "impossible" because the victim was still biologically a man.

‘The teddy bear’s back!’: Stockholm police

‘The teddy bear’s back!’: Stockholm police

A little girl's lost teddy bear was found in Stockholm on Thursday and reunited with its owner, according to local police, following a public police plea on Facebook that made headlines around the world.

Exercise best cure for chronic headaches: study

Exercise best cure for chronic headaches: study

The ultimate cure for tension headaches is not medicine, rest, or patience, but physical exercise, according to a new study in Sweden.

Man blames ‘blackout’ for savage hostel stabbing

Man blames ‘blackout’ for savage hostel stabbing

The man who stabbed a woman 20 times in a Stockholm youth hostel has blamed a blackout for the incident and has been held on remand on the suspicion of attempted murder.

Belarus teddy bear ‘bombers’ unmasked

Belarus teddy bear ‘bombers’ unmasked

The Swedes who say they dropped hundreds of 'pro-free speech' teddy bears over Belarus on Wednesday have come forward amid reports of stuffed bears being found on the ground in Belarus and a confirmed airspace violation.