Poor Swedish pensioner shoplifts to eat

Poor Swedish pensioner shoplifts to eat

In a country known for its generous welfare system, our Swede of the Week is a woman who has been turning heads nationwide for highlighting the other side of the spectrum - an 85-year-old woman whose pension was so insufficient that she turned to stealing food.

Atlas Copco inks repeat order for Indian mines

Atlas Copco inks repeat order for Indian mines

Swedish mining equipment producers Atlas Copco on Thursday revealed it had secured a 60-million ($9.2 million) repeat order with Indian buyers Hindustan Zinc.

Swedish schools to hold mock EU elections

Swedish schools to hold mock EU elections

Sweden's democracy minister hopes to bump up voter turnout in next spring's European elections to 50 percent, saying the current rate is "far too low", with the young and non-European immigrants especially disengaged.

Teen girls tied to crime with pre-robbery selfie

Teen girls tied to crime with pre-robbery selfie

Two teenage girls suspected of robbing a restaurant have been tied to the crime after police seized images from their phones showing the pair posing before a mirror wearing balaclavas and holding a knife.

Naked peeing giant statue divides locals

Naked peeing giant statue divides locals

A sculpture in the central Swedish town of Örebro has hit a nerve with some local residents, who are unimpressed with the eight-metre tall man boy urinating in their river. Emma Cullen heads down to find out more.

‘Of course Sweden cares about women’s football’

‘Of course Sweden cares about women’s football’

Sweden's equality minister said on Thursday that national football coach Pia Sundhage had become almost as much of a role model to her as Hillary Clinton, adding that Swedes were right to take women's football - the country's second biggest sport – seriously.

Swedish ABB profits soar in second quarter

Swedish ABB profits soar in second quarter

Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB said on Thursday that its net profit soared by 16 percent in the second quarter to $763 million, despite a fall in orders owing to restructuring.

Swedish men most likely to drown in summer

Swedish men most likely to drown in summer

Throughout July, 18 out of the 21 people who drowned in Sweden were adult men, with experts worrying that the male bathers are overestimating their capabilities in the water.

Woman dies hours after ambulance no-show

Woman dies hours after ambulance no-show

A hospital has been reported to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) after it chose against sending an ambulance to a woman with breathing problems who died hours later from blood clotting to her lungs.

Swedes to give birth across the bridge

Swedes to give birth across the bridge

Pregnant women in southern Sweden can now be sent to hospital in neighbouring Denmark, but the move increases the risk that multiresistant bacteria will spread across the Öresund bridge, experts warned.

Sweden jails ‘infidelity check’ rapist

Sweden jails ‘infidelity check’ rapist

The man felled for rape after forcing himself on his partner for an "infidelity check" has been jailed for two years and eight months for the attack, aggravated domestic abuse, and perverting the course of justice in the landmark case.

Sweden reel from Euro13 semi-final loss

Sweden reel from Euro13 semi-final loss

Sweden's hopes for Euro13 glory were brutally ended Wednesday night as the judge ruled a goal by Lotta Schelin invalid, after a tussle with a German who herself said she had simply "fallen".