Risky makeovers for US cars sold in Sweden

Risky makeovers for US cars sold in Sweden

Swedish road safety experts have warned that a new batch of damaged US cars has made its way to Sweden from Lithuania, with new paint jobs hiding potentially life-endangering mechanical flaws.

Pirate Bay co-founder jailed for two years

Pirate Bay co-founder jailed for two years

Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison for data breaches, aggravated fraud, and attempted aggravated fraud, in what was Sweden's biggest ever hacking trial.

Swede jailed for life in historic genocide case

Swede jailed for life in historic genocide case

A Swedish man became the first person in the country to be convicted of genocide, as he was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for participating in the 1994 massacre of Tutsis in Rwanda.

73 Percent Fat – a photo diary on battling obesity

73 Percent Fat – a photo diary on battling obesity

As one of Sweden's most talented up-and-coming photojournalists, Alexander Mahmoud, 22, faces his toughest challenge yet. Not only losing weight, but photographing himself along the way. Our Swede of the Week tells us about the warts-and-all project 73 Percent Fat.

Henrik Larsson makes cameo comeback

Henrik Larsson makes cameo comeback

Swedish veteran Henrik Larsson pulled on his boots and rekindled past glories in a fleeting appearance on Wednesday for local Helsingborg side Högaborg, the division two outfit where his glittering career began.

Swedish health-care staff actually care about us

Swedish health-care staff actually care about us

After the birth of his two bonny baby girls, former Londoner Paul Connolly swoons over Swedish healthcare's 'just the right side of hands off' approach that left him feeling safe despite his wife's swollen elephant trotters and high blood pressure.

Good Midsummer weather a traffic hazard

Good Midsummer weather a traffic hazard

Midsummer Eve is the most dangerous day to be out on the roads in Sweden, with 60 traffic accidents last year. To make sure everyone reaches the maypole in one piece, the Transport Administration has issued traffic advice.

Moderate Party politician wants care-home ‘spies’

Moderate Party politician wants care-home ‘spies’

A local Moderate Party politician has called for the installation of undercover spies to patrol retirement homes to ensure that staff do their jobs, in the wake of a slew of recent scandals.

Pay deal averts Midsummer train chaos

Pay deal averts Midsummer train chaos

Midsummer revellers can breathe a sigh of relief after employers and unions agreed a new pay deal and averted a train strike that promised to wreak havoc over the holiday weekend.

Drunk men more likely to drown: study

Drunk men more likely to drown: study

Men are twice as likely as women to drown, according to a new study, with middle-aged men with alcohol in their bodies posing the greatest risk.