Sweden’s Princess Lilian dead at 97

Sweden’s Princess Lilian dead at 97

Sweden’s British-born Princess Lilian, a former beauty model who married King Carl XVI Gustaf’s uncle in 1976, has died, age 97.

Sweden joins European DNA data-sharing system

Sweden joins European DNA data-sharing system

From the summer of 2013, Swedish police will be able to access other European Union nations' DNA databases - a move which is expected to speed up international crime investigations.

Oil spill cleanup after train hits garbage bin

Oil spill cleanup after train hits garbage bin

Several hundred litres of oil leaked out of a commuter train in Lerum outside Gothenburg after it drove over a garbage bin that police suspect could have been deliberately placed on the tracks.

Swedes prefer streaming to downloading

Swedes prefer streaming to downloading

Sweden is home to a vibrant community of file-sharing activists, but it is also at the forefront of a global recovery in music sales driven by streaming music services such as Spotify, AFP's Sören Billing reports.

Thousands protest immigration controls

Thousands protest immigration controls

Over 3,000 people gathered in Swedish cities on Saturday to demonstrate against the clampdown on illegal migrants which has sparked accusations of "racial profiling" practices among the police.

Another avalanche hits Åre ski resort

Another avalanche hits Åre ski resort

A snowslide broke out in Åre just a day after a powerful avalanche claimed a young man's life, leading police to appeal to skiers to avoid off-piste areas.