Rescue workers fight rising flood levels

Rescue workers fight rising flood levels

Emergency services in southern Sweden were concentrating their efforts on Tuesday evening on preserving "important societal functions" as flood-levels continue to rise.

Woman ‘too fat’ for Swedish theme park ride

Woman ‘too fat’ for Swedish theme park ride

A Swedish woman was denied entry on to a roller coaster at an amusement park in western Sweden after ride attendants told her she was too wide to ride.

Stefan Löfven finally crosses the water

Stefan Löfven finally crosses the water

Stefan Löfven delivered his first speech at Almedalen as Social Democrat party leader, and while the rhetoric was solid, he has a tough road ahead to bring the party back to the pinnacle of Swedish politics, argues correspondent and commentator David Linden.

Swedish zoo in awe over ‘adorable’ baby pandas

Swedish zoo in awe over ‘adorable’ baby pandas

Two red panda cubs have been born at a Swedish wildlife park, having been specially bred for reintroduction into the Indian wilderness, zoologists confirmed Tuesday.

Stockholm sixth ‘most livable’ city in the world

Stockholm sixth ‘most livable’ city in the world

Stockholm has come in sixth place in a new ranking of the best cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) global "livability" ranking.

Prison for man who cut off and ate wife’s lip

Prison for man who cut off and ate wife’s lip

A 52-year-old academic at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute who cut off his wife's lip and ate it to prevent her from kissing another man was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for the attack.

Sweden’s Power Big Meet: hub caps, hair grease, and ‘Happy Days’

Sweden’s Power Big Meet: hub caps, hair grease, and ‘Happy Days’

The Power Big Meet car show in Västerås is an annual tradition for Swedes with a passion for 1950s-era Americana cars and culture. Contributor Nathalie Rothschild offers up a stunning photo essay of this year's event.

‘Sexy’ sausage ad causes stir in Swedish town

‘Sexy’ sausage ad causes stir in Swedish town

A street vendor's advertisement featuring the full, red lips of a woman wrapped around a thick sausage has caused a stir in a southern Sweden town, leaving gender experts outraged.

Flood-hit Swedish towns brace for more rain

Flood-hit Swedish towns brace for more rain

More rain is set to fall on Tuesday on parts of Sweden already struggling to deal with flooding caused by weekend downpours that have left many rivers swollen and turned backyards into lakes.

US man’s Volvo nears 3 million mile mark

US man’s Volvo nears 3 million mile mark

A US motorist who bought a Volvo in 1966 and already holds a Guinness World Record is about to pass the 3 million mile (4.8 million kilometre) mark in the nearly 50-year-old Swedish brand car.

Assange asylum ‘may spark US smear tactics’

Assange asylum ‘may spark US smear tactics’

Ecuador's ambassador to Washington expressed concerns Monday that granting political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could be used to discredit Quito in the United States.