Abba museum slammed over child entry policy

Abba museum slammed over child entry policy

Stockholm's recently opened Abba musuem has come under fire over its entrance fees for toddlers after a woman was forced to pay admission for an infant she was carrying in her arms.

‘Media may call Sweden Democrats xenophobic’

‘Media may call Sweden Democrats xenophobic’

Referring to the far-right, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats as a "xenophobic" political party does not run afoul of rules requiring impartiality by Swedish broadcasters, an oversight body has ruled.

Facebook starts Swedish servers amid NSA fears

Facebook starts Swedish servers amid NSA fears

Facebook officially opened its new mammoth server hall in far northern Sweden on Wednesday, with representatives downplaying concerns stemming from the NSA spying scandal, proclaiming the facility would operate under Swedish law.

Eritrean torture blackmail trial opens in Stockholm

Eritrean torture blackmail trial opens in Stockholm

Two men charged with blackmailing an Eritrean woman in Sweden faced a Stockholm courtroom on Wednesday, accused of demanding money from the woman to prevent the torture and eventual murder of a man in Egypt.

Game of Thrones: how it’s based on Sweden

Game of Thrones: how it’s based on Sweden

The blockbuster TV show Game of Thrones is meant to be pure fantasy, but a closer inspection suggests this isn't the case. In fact, we've found ten sure-fire indicators that the fictional land of Västerås, err... Westeros, is actually based on Sweden.

Fire hits Swedish nuke plant near Gothenburg

Fire hits Swedish nuke plant near Gothenburg

A small fire broke out at the Ringhals nuclear power plant in western Sweden on Wednesday morning, less than a day after the reactor had been restarted.

Bankruptcy hits major Swedish free school firm

Bankruptcy hits major Swedish free school firm

JB Education, one of Sweden's largest operators of publicly funded, privately managed free schools, announced on Tuesday it would declare bankruptcy.

Dozens of sex criminals work in Swedish schools

Dozens of sex criminals work in Swedish schools

Nearly 100 convicted sex criminals work in schools across Sweden, according to a new report, which found many sex offenders have kept their jobs despite having committed their crimes while employed at a school.

Vasaloppet brings risk of irregular heartbeat: study

Vasaloppet brings risk of irregular heartbeat: study

Participants in Sweden's famed Vasaloppet cross-country ski race, one of the toughest endurance events in the world, have an increased risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm, according to surprise findings unveiled on Wednesday.

Zlatan goals lift Sweden in crucial 2-0 win

Zlatan goals lift Sweden in crucial 2-0 win

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored both goals as Sweden beat the Faroe Islands 2-0 to earn three crucial points in their quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday.