A woman was hit in the stomach by a crossbow arrow in the middle of a Christmas show performance at Circus Scott in Stockholm.
Swedish meteorology agency SMHI has issued a class 2 warning for the Skåne region in the south of Sweden, advising residents to stay indoors as harsh winds combined with heavy snowfall make for perilous conditions.
Swedish star footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped secure a much-needed victory for Paris Saint-Germain in the French Ligue 1 match against Evian on Saturday, easing some of the pressure on under-fire manager Carlo Ancelotti.
A 10-year-old was told he could not dress up as a gingerbread man at his school's traditional Lucia celebration as all references to the cookie had been banned in order to avoid offence.
In an ad campaign for trips to Germany and Poland, ferry liner company Stena Line describes the forties - a period closely associated with war and Nazi persecution - as a "delightful decade when lots of fun things happened".
While sales of organic food have increased steadily in Sweden in the past few years, in 2012 supermarket chains Coop and Axfood saw no growth, while Ica reported a three percent drop in sales in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2011.