Ericsson to help Volvo cars connect to the net

Ericsson to help Volvo cars connect to the net

Volvo cars are about to get "smarter" thanks to a partnership with Ericsson that will let drivers and passengers access a range of web-based services directly from the dashboard.

Skeleton lover guilty: Swedish court

Skeleton lover guilty: Swedish court

A 37-year-old Swedish woman with an admitted obsession with skeletons has been convicted of disturbing the peace of the dead for allegedly using human bones for sexual purposes.

Sweden’s minimum wages ‘too high’: OECD

Sweden’s minimum wages ‘too high’: OECD

The OECD on Monday urged Sweden to do more for those excluded from the job market, saying high minimum wages and poorly targeted integration policies were leaving some groups mired in poverty.

God and Vikings: Ricky Gervais hits Stockholm

God and Vikings: Ricky Gervais hits Stockholm

After British comedian Ricky Gervais performed in Stockholm on Sunday night, The Local’s Oliver Gee reflects on why a liberal Swedish crowd took such delight in the mostly dark humour.

Surgeons lose scalpel in Swede’s nose

Surgeons lose scalpel in Swede’s nose

Swedish doctors are struggling to locate the tip of a scalpel they managed to lose in a patient's nose.

Soviet submarine wreck found off Sweden

Soviet submarine wreck found off Sweden

The Swedish military announced on Monday it had discovered the remains of a Russian submarine on the Baltic Sea bed near the island of Öland.

Swedish town stops plans to strip its ladies

Swedish town stops plans to strip its ladies

A gleeful attempt to redesign the town shield to mark Landskrona's 600th anniversary has run into trouble over scantily clad renditions of Justice and Prudence, showing them boogeying in a state of undress.

Skeleton lover denies ‘sexual interest’ in bones

Skeleton lover denies ‘sexual interest’ in bones

A 37-year-old Swedish woman who allegedly used human bones as sex toys has admitted in an interview that she is an "odd bird" but, but denied having committed any crimes.

Swede jailed in US for ‘scareware’ scheme

Swede jailed in US for ‘scareware’ scheme

A Swedish man was sentenced to four years in prison in the US for his role in a multi-million dollar international scam where he infected victims' computers with "scareware" and then sold them useless anti-virus software.

Kiruna braces for take-off in race into space

Kiruna braces for take-off in race into space

With flights into space scheduled to take off from far northern Sweden within a few years, AFP's Camille Bas-Wohlert finds out exactly what's on the cards for eager space tourists.

India probes Swedish arms in Burma

India probes Swedish arms in Burma

India is investigating how Swedish-made weapons bought by its army turned up in Burma, a minister visiting Yangon said Saturday, denying New Delhi had supplied arms in contravention of EU sanctions.