Swedish bank lures credit-hungry UK clients

Swedish bank lures credit-hungry UK clients

Sweden's Handelsbanken is opening a new UK branch every eighth day, securing its place not only in British borrowers' hearts, but reintroducing high street banking in an industry laid to waste by call centres.

Pro-LGBT Americans join Stockholm Pride

Pro-LGBT Americans join Stockholm Pride

The Democrats Abroad in Sweden are getting ready to march in Saturday's gay pride parade in Stockholm, but said recent developments in the States meant some of their members in same-sex relationships could soon head home.

Olympic Swedes ‘too Swedish’ for LGBT demo

Olympic Swedes ‘too Swedish’ for LGBT demo

Swedish artist Alexander Bard has called on his country's athletes to protest Russia's anti-LGBT laws during the winter olympics next year, but the Swedish Olympic Committee deem such a pro-gay rights move unlikely. The reason? Swedishness, as Steffen Daniel Meyer reports.

Swedes go British for BBC Proms debut

Swedes go British for BBC Proms debut

One of Sweden's leading orchestras, Camerata Nordica, will perform the world premiere of one of Great Britain's favourite contemporary composers, Benjamin Britten, at this year’s prestigious BBC Proms.

Trollhättan suspect to be extradited to Sweden

Trollhättan suspect to be extradited to Sweden

A Polish court ruled on Friday that the 36-year-old man who turned himself in over the murder of a mother-of-two in Trollhättan, western Sweden, should be extradited to Sweden.

Is Sweden the most gay-friendly country?

Is Sweden the most gay-friendly country?

Sweden was ranked this year as the world's gay-friendliest country, but does Stockholm's gay community agree? And what exactly is "gay slime wrestling"? We headed to Pride Park to find out more.

No link between fatigue and sleep: Swedish study

No link between fatigue and sleep: Swedish study

New Swedish research has shown that there is little or no relation between how much sleep people get at night and how fatigued they feel, the head researcher said Thursday.

‘Offensive not to punish prison breaks’

‘Offensive not to punish prison breaks’

The Christian Democrat party wants to criminalize breaking out of prison, which at present can be punished with withdrawn privileges for the inmate in Swedish jail.

Svennis to sell ‘haunted’ Swedish mansion

Svennis to sell ‘haunted’ Swedish mansion

Sweden's most famous football coach Sven-Göran 'Svennis' Eriksson has put his haunted, Nobel Literature Prize spawning, twelve-room mansion up for sale, asking for a neat 40 million kronor ($6 million).

Volvo Cars posts modest US sales gains

Volvo Cars posts modest US sales gains

Volvo Cars' American sales revved up a notch in July, but were still being overtaken by rivals such as Toyota and Honda as the US auto market continued its recovery.