Sweden braces for week of heavy snow

Sweden braces for week of heavy snow

Sweden is bracing for a white week as meteorologists predict heavy snowfall throughout the country and have issued a nationwide class 1 warning.

Moving to Sweden: is it the right decision?

Moving to Sweden: is it the right decision?

Irishman and newly-minted Malmö resident Patrick Reilly reflects on the ups and downs of deciding to up sticks and follow one's Swedish partner to start a new life in Sweden.

Liberals want grades in school from age 10

Liberals want grades in school from age 10

The Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) wants to introduce grades in Swedish schools from year 4, when the children are ten years old, in a bid to encourage students to work harder.

Sweden to get 50,000 asylum seekers in 2013

Sweden to get 50,000 asylum seekers in 2013

Over 50,000 asylum seekers are expected to come to Sweden next year, according to the latest prognosis from the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket), pushing the country’s capacity past its limits.

Swedish Facebook fury over ‘sexist’ shop ad

Swedish Facebook fury over ‘sexist’ shop ad

A Swedish supermarket chain commercial, perceived as sexist by outraged customers, has prompted thousands of comments on the shop’s Facebook page.

Sweden’s alcohol-free drink label ‘misleading’

Sweden’s alcohol-free drink label ‘misleading’

Most of the alcohol-free drinks sold in Sweden’s state-run liquor store monopoly Systembolaget actually contain alcohol, with experts calling the label “misleading” and a threat to recovering alcoholics.

Agency to probe small-time cheats

Agency to probe small-time cheats

The Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) will be launching a probe into small-time benefits cheats in Sweden, offences that the agency claims have not been given the priority they deserve by police and prosecutors.

Swedes stranded in US as hurricane nears

Swedes stranded in US as hurricane nears

Flights between Sweden and the east coast of the US have been cancelled with the threat of Hurricane Sandy looming in New York and Washington on Monday.

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Two dead after violent crash with police car

Two people in their twenties are dead after a head-on car crash with a police car in eastern Sweden on Sunday night, with rescue services pointing to icy roads as the likely cause of the crash.

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Man held after wife found dead in burnt out flat

A man has been arrested on the suspicion of murder after a woman was found burnt to death in her home in far northern Sweden early on Sunday morning.