Swedish app lets ‘everyone’ write music

Swedish app lets ‘everyone’ write music

Two Swedes have launched an app that lets even the most tone-deaf user feel like an accomplished music composer, revolutionizing the way melodies can be created and saved.

Youssou N’Dour scoops top Swedish music award

Youssou N’Dour scoops top Swedish music award

Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho have won Sweden's 2013 Polar Music Prize, organizers said on Tuesday.

Why social democrats in Sweden love Springsteen

Why social democrats in Sweden love Springsteen

With Bruce Springsteen playing to sell-out crowds at Stockholm's Friends Arena, political scientist Stig-Björn Ljunggren explains why Sweden's old-school social democrats recognize themselves in The Boss's attempt to balance a political commitment with living in a consumer society.

Disney to make film of Swede’s 100-year-old tale

Disney to make film of Swede’s 100-year-old tale

Best-selling Swedish book The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared will be made into a Disney movie by the end of the year.

Court slashes sentence in ‘honour killing’ case

Court slashes sentence in ‘honour killing’ case

A Swedish appeals court has reduced a lower court's eight-year prison sentence for a 17-year-old boy found of guilty fatally stabbing his sister more than 100 times after she fled a forced marriage in Iraq, in what the court referred to as an "honour killing".

‘Invisible thread’ can help fight fashion pirates

‘Invisible thread’ can help fight fashion pirates

Name brand fashion designers may soon have a new tool in their fight against pirated knockoff garments thanks to an "invisible thread" developed at Chalmers University of Technology in western Sweden.

Sweden ‘second best’ place to become a mum

Sweden ‘second best’ place to become a mum

Sweden is the second best country in the world in which to be a mother, according to a new ranking which looked at pregnancy risks and infant health.

Sucking pacifiers clean good for infants’ health: Swedish study

Sucking pacifiers clean good for infants’ health: Swedish study

Parents who suck on their infants' pacifiers may reduce their children's chances of developing allergies, a team of Swedish researchers has found.

Abba – The Museum opens in Stockholm

Abba – The Museum opens in Stockholm

While a reunion of Swedish super group Abba may never happen, a new museum opening on Tuesday in Stockholm offers the next-best chance to witness the foursome on stage.

Swedish royal regalia found in rubbish bags

Swedish royal regalia found in rubbish bags

Police in central Sweden made an unusual discovery on Monday evening when they found two large rubbish bags containing a recently stolen sceptre and crown used in the sixteenth-century funeral of Sweden's King Johan III.