‘Skeleton lover’ reports police for misconduct

‘Skeleton lover’ reports police for misconduct

The woman arrested on suspicion of using bones as sex toys has reported the police who arrested her for misconduct and cited rough treatment and denigrating comments in her complaint.

The best (and worst) Swedish music of 2012

The best (and worst) Swedish music of 2012

With the new year approaching, ex-Londoner Paul Connolly takes a look at the best - and worst - Swedish music released in 2012, while pondering if his love of the Swedish pop charts might mean he's "going native".

Top ten new Swedish words of 2012

Top ten new Swedish words of 2012

Words inspired by Swedish footballer stars and cake-eating ministers are among the newest words taken up by the Swedish language this year, according to the much-anticipated annual list published on Thursday by the Swedish Language Council (Språkrådet).

Nordea’s network down after online disruptions

Nordea’s network down after online disruptions

Customers of Swedish banking giant Nordea experienced problems on Thursday with internet payments and cash withdrawals, issues the bank has yet to explain or solve.

The Sarah Dawn Finer things at Christmas

The Sarah Dawn Finer things at Christmas

For the festive special of our new Swede of the Week series, we take a look at singer Sarah Dawn Finer who bagged the most sought after seasonal job on Swedish television.

Voter trust in Lööf hits historic low

Voter trust in Lööf hits historic low

Only one in five Swedish voters say they have confidence in Centre Party leader Annie Lööf, who now is the second least trusted party head in Sweden trailing only the Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson.

Sweden’s bike paths neglected after snowfall

Sweden’s bike paths neglected after snowfall

A new survey shows the majority of Swedish municipalities prioritize ploughing roads over bike paths after snowfall, despite experts warning that this can create even more danger for motorists.

Ikea bid set for green light in India: minister

Ikea bid set for green light in India: minister

India is on track to approve a bid by Swedish furniture giant IKEA to open its trademark blue-and-yellow stores in the country as it seeks big new markets for its flat-pack products, a minister said.

Swede loses her dog to wolf hunters

Swede loses her dog to wolf hunters

A woman from Stockholm on vacation in Dalarna, central Sweden, lost her dog over the Christmas period when a man mistook it for a wolf and shot it dead.

‘Prisons play up gang threat for funds’

‘Prisons play up gang threat for funds’

The Swedish government and the police have been accused of exaggerating their successes in the fight against organised crime, and now the prison service is under scrutiny about whether it uses the situation to get more funds.

Danish labour law attracts Swedish workers

Danish labour law attracts Swedish workers

Many thousands of Swedes flock across the sound to Denmark for work every day, but now Copenhagen is trying to tailor the country's labour market 'flexicurity' to a new reality of sluggish growth and rising unemployment.