Swedes hail long-awaited summer sunshine

Swedes hail long-awaited summer sunshine

After weeks of mild temperatures, forecasters are finally promising some summer heat for the sun-starved Swedes, as warmer winds are en route for the country.

Swedbank CEO demands amortization law

Swedbank CEO demands amortization law

Swedbank CEO Michael Wolf has proposed that Sweden adopts a law requiring mortgage amortization to ward off the threat of spiralling household debt to the Swedish economy, according to a report in the Dagens Industri (DI) daily.

Pickers ‘dumped’ in forest after poor harvest

Pickers ‘dumped’ in forest after poor harvest

Many foreign berry pickers want to return home after the scant berry harvest has caused employers to simply dump them in the woods. Many haven't eaten for days.

Swedish police apologise for Roma tweet

Swedish police apologise for Roma tweet

Stockholm police have apologised for tweeting the words "Romani appearance" on an official Twitter account in connection with a reported theft on Sunday.

‘Zlatan can have my shirt, if he asks me in French’

‘Zlatan can have my shirt, if he asks me in French’

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to claim his favoured number 9 jersey at his new club PSG on one condition - that he asks for it in French.

Malmö sniper Peter Mangs found guilty

Malmö sniper Peter Mangs found guilty

Peter Mangs has been found guilty of two counts of murder and several other charges, Malmö District Court announced on Tuesday.

Swarm of homeless bees claims woman’s bike

Swarm of homeless bees claims woman’s bike

A swarm of relocating bees in southern Sweden chose to leave an overcrowded hive to squat on a bicycle parked on a central square in Kristianstad.

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Fake cop jailed after failed pick up attempt

A man who in April pretended to be a policeman and asked a “cute” Swedish woman for her phone number was jailed for 16 months on Monday for impersonating a police officer.

Swedish man falls off Finland-bound ferry

Swedish man falls off Finland-bound ferry

A Swedish man had to be saved from the bracing Baltic Sea waters after falling overboard while travelling on a Finland-bound ferry out of Stockholm.

New wave of arson attacks hits Ystad

New wave of arson attacks hits Ystad

A fire broke out on Tuesday morning in a house in Ystad in southern Sweden, the fifth of a spate of suspected arson attacks in the past week which have raised fears of a new "dusk and dawn" pyromaniac.