Reinfeldt blames wealth gap on Social Democrats

Reinfeldt blames wealth gap on Social Democrats

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt blamed the Social Democrats for Sweden's growing wealth gap following the publication on Monday of a report showing that Swedes are nevertheless much better off today than they were a decade ago.

Swedish firemen turn up the heat in Harlem Shake video ‘shocker’

Swedish firemen turn up the heat in Harlem Shake video ‘shocker’

Scantily clad Swedish firefighters have landed in hot water after hopping onto the Harlem Shake internet video craze in a fundraising bid that continues to tally clicks despite their supervisor's disapproval.

Lidl pulls goulash off Swedish store shelves

Lidl pulls goulash off Swedish store shelves

Lidl has pulled two types of ready-made meals from the shelves of its Swedish stores amid fears they could contain horsemeat, the company said on Monday.

Education key to Balkan refugee integration

Education key to Balkan refugee integration

Refugees who came to Sweden during the Balkan war are faring comparatively well almost two decades after migration peaked in 1994, with seven out of ten employed today, although figures were gloomier for the less-educated.

Stockholm soup kitchen exposes homeless plight

Stockholm soup kitchen exposes homeless plight

Hundreds of free lunches were served on a Stockholm square on Sunday as part of a local group's efforts to raise awareness about homelessness in the Swedish capital.

Sweden must prioritize anti-terror efforts: police

Sweden must prioritize anti-terror efforts: police

Swedish police and security agencies want the government to ensure Sweden is ready for future terror attacks, emphasizing the need for simulation training and more special response officers.

Swede nabs world’s dearest rum ‘for Obama’

Swede nabs world’s dearest rum ‘for Obama’

A Swedish luxury hotelier has bought a 180,000-kronor ($28,350) bottle of rum but says he won't open it until his manor house in central Sweden welcomes a true VIP, such as US President Barack Obama.

Suicide bomber lived off Swedish student aid

Suicide bomber lived off Swedish student aid

Stockholm suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab received more money from the Swedish state than from his terrorist financiers, including a 54,000-kronor ($8,550) payout made after he bled to death in his failed terror bid.

Women, young people quit politics most often

Women, young people quit politics most often

Women and young politicians in Sweden are the most likely to abandon elected office at the municipal level, a new review of political parties' personnel challenges showed on Monday.

‘Swedish girls more violent’: youth workers

‘Swedish girls more violent’: youth workers

Many Swedish teenager girls are copying traditionally masculine aggression, Swedish youth centre workers at the organization Fryshuset have warned.

Swedish think tank notes military sales slump

Swedish think tank notes military sales slump

Stockholm-based think tank Sipri has found that sales made by the 100 biggest arms dealers, excluding China, has declined for the first time since the mid-1990s.