Swedish cops bask in Gangnam Style viral glow

Swedish cops bask in Gangnam Style viral glow

A Gangnam Style-inspired announcement about traffic safety that went viral on Facebook has thrust a humble group of Swedish police officers into the spotlight, making them our pick for Swede(s) of the Week.

Suspected cat killer arrested in Gothenburg

Suspected cat killer arrested in Gothenburg

A man suspected of killing at least nine pet cats in western Sweden was arrested by Gothenburg police on Thursday afternoon.

Uppsala English school’s ‘tough love’ breaks law

Uppsala English school’s ‘tough love’ breaks law

The Swedish Schools Inspectorate has ruled that a "disciplinary contract" used by the International English School (IES) in Uppsala is in breach of the law, despite the school's attempt to defend its "tough love" culture.

Swedish schoolboy gets cervical cancer jab

Swedish schoolboy gets cervical cancer jab

A Swedish boy in grade six who was supposed to get his measles jab was instead injected with the Gardasil vaccine, which is normally offered to Swedish teen girls to ward off the HPV virus that can cause cervical cancer.

Malmö to fine people who fail to sort their trash

Malmö to fine people who fail to sort their trash

Waste managers in Sweden's third city may introduce a fine for Malmö residents who don't properly sort their garbage after finding parts of a table in a food waste container.

Woman’s hair set on fire in queue dispute

Woman’s hair set on fire in queue dispute

A dispute at a store in western Sweden left one woman with her hair on fire and another facing possible assault charges.

Why Sweden has Abba to thank for the music

Why Sweden has Abba to thank for the music

In his latest column on Swedish music, Paul Connolly finds out how Abba paved the way for other Swedish music and offers up his choices for Swedish album and gig of the month.

AIK goalkeeper found dead in Stockholm flat

AIK goalkeeper found dead in Stockholm flat

The 32-year-old goalkeeper of Stockholm's AIK football club, Ivan Turina, was found dead in his flat on Thursday morning.

New bill gets tough on refugee-shy towns

New bill gets tough on refugee-shy towns

Swedish municipalities will be forced to welcome underage asylum seekers who come to Sweden without parents or guardians from January onward, if the government gets its way.

SAS plane loses part of wing in Newark collision

SAS plane loses part of wing in Newark collision

A plane from Scandinavian airline SAS carrying 253 passengers lost part of its wing when it collided with another aircraft at Newark airport outside New York on Wednesday.

Swede confesses to Oslo knife murder

Swede confesses to Oslo knife murder

A 28-year-old man from Sweden has confessed to stabbing a 26-year-old Swedish woman to death in the Norwegian capital Oslo, where her boyfriend is still being treated for his wounds.