Dressing like Hitler not a crime: Swedish court

Dressing like Hitler not a crime: Swedish court

A 24-year-old man who attended a party dressed as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has been acquitted of hate crime charges by a Swedish court.

Fouled food found at Ikeas in France, Russia

Fouled food found at Ikeas in France, Russia

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has halted the sale of sausages in Russia and chocolate cakes in France and more than 20 other countries after finding the products contained horsemeat and faecal bacteria respectively.

Polemicist prepares for political comeback

Polemicist prepares for political comeback

In our series profiling Swedish newsmakers, our pick for Swede of the Week is firebrand feminist Gudrun Schyman, who wants to return to national politics to fight surging sexism and a lulling labour market.

Sweden slides to ninth in world tourism tables

Sweden slides to ninth in world tourism tables

Sweden still scrapes into the top ten of countries with a competitive tourism industry, but has slipped down four spots in the ranking, according to a report by the World Economic Forum released on Thursday.

Riksbank chief ‘unfazed’ by strong krona

Riksbank chief ‘unfazed’ by strong krona

The Swedish currency has hit a six-month high against the euro, with Riksbank head Stefan Ingves telling a parliamentary committee that the exchange rate was nothing "out of the ordinary".

Swedes’ ire at out-of-hours TV-fee collectors

Swedes’ ire at out-of-hours TV-fee collectors

Swedes have been left seething following the tactics of the Swedish TV-licence fee collectors, who are making telephone calls at "uncomfortable" hours in an effort to round up those not paying the annual television fee.

Sexting teen charged for blackmailing teacher

Sexting teen charged for blackmailing teacher

An 18-year-old woman has been charged with blackmail after she threatened to tell his wife and the police that he was sending her risqué text messages.

Swedes ignore equality law on salary surveys

Swedes ignore equality law on salary surveys

Swedish employers are increasingly failing to keep tabs on whether men's and women's salaries are equal, a requirement stipulated by law.

Palestinians get embassy status in Sweden

Palestinians get embassy status in Sweden

Sweden on Wednesday became the ninth European country to upgrade the status of a Palestinian representative office to that of an embassy.

Stray Swedish weapons show up in Syria

Stray Swedish weapons show up in Syria

Syrian rebels appear to be using Swedish weapons, visible in a new video that has emerged from the civil war in which an anti-regime fighter cradles a well-known Swedish model of anti-tank rifle.