Stockholm cop probed over pre-riot killing

Stockholm cop probed over pre-riot killing

The Stockholm police officer who fatally shot a 69-year-old man in Husby, an incident cited as the spark that ignited last week's widespread unrest in Stockholm, is suspected of manslaughter and has been assigned a public defence lawyer.

Swedes to get more name-changing freedoms

Swedes to get more name-changing freedoms

Sweden may give its citizens greater leeway in changing their surname, but will still protect rare names including aristocratic families, if the government decides to push for a new proposal presented on Tuesday.

Bankruptcy stops music for Peace & Love festival

Bankruptcy stops music for Peace & Love festival

Organizers of Sweden's popular Peace & Love music festival declared bankruptcy on Tuesday, announcing the 2013 festival in Borlänge had been cancelled, much to the disappointment of fans of headliners Depeche Mode and First Aid Kit.

Many fashion models ‘too skinny’: H&M head

Many fashion models ‘too skinny’: H&M head

The CEO of Swedish clothing giant H&M, Karl-Johan Persson, has admitted that many models in the fashion industry are too thin, adding his company had a "huge responsibility" in its choice of models.

Swedish summer homes a hit with foreigners

Swedish summer homes a hit with foreigners

The number of foreigners who own summer houses in Sweden has doubled since 2000, with Danes, Germans and Norwegians taking the lead in purchasing a Swedish smultronställe for their families.

Sweden green-lights new Iron Maiden beer label

Sweden green-lights new Iron Maiden beer label

Sweden's state run liquor store monopoly Systembolaget, which previously refused to launch a new Iron Maiden beer due to concerns over the skull and crossbones motif, has given the go-ahead on a revamped and toned down design.

Stockholm ‘back to normal’ as riots subside

Stockholm ‘back to normal’ as riots subside

A few cars were set alight in the Stockholm suburbs early on Tuesday morning, but police have said the situation in the Swedish capital has returned to normal following a week of disturbances.

Banks must heed long-term risks: Riksbank

Banks must heed long-term risks: Riksbank

Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, on Monday said Swedish banks were weathering the current financial storm well compared to their European colleagues, but still sought a greater focus on capital and liquidity as a bulwark against the long-term impact of financial instability.

Tie-up with Pipavav puts India on Saab’s radar

Tie-up with Pipavav puts India on Saab’s radar

Swedish defence contractor Saab is set to invest further in India with its purchase of shares in naval defence company Pipavav, the company announced on Monday.

School ‘forgets’ to teach required course

School ‘forgets’ to teach required course

With graduation only days away, students at a high school in Gothenburg are outraged after learning they must complete a required course in religion that the school somehow neglected to teach them.