‘US needs European friends right now’: expert

‘US needs European friends right now’: expert

Sweden's support of the EU-US free-trade agreement could be one reason for President Barack Obama's decision to visit Sweden, rather than to stop off in neighbouring Nato members Norway or Denmark.

Police suspect murder after dead child found

Police suspect murder after dead child found

Police have launched an investigation after what is suspected to be a murdered child was found buried just a metre below the surface in a northern Stockholm cemetery on Wednesday.

President Obama to visit Sweden in September

President Obama to visit Sweden in September

US President Barack Obama will visit Sweden in September after ditching plans to head to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Five facts about the new Citybanan train line

Five facts about the new Citybanan train line

With the new Stockholm City Line already well under way, we've collected five facts about the project so you know what to expect.

Huge berry picker brawl sends six to hospital

Huge berry picker brawl sends six to hospital

Two rival gangs of migrant berry pickers came to blows on a scrappy car park near Gävle in eastern Sweden on Wednesday, with Swedish police arresting three of the men after the violent dust-up.

Elfsborg set for Celtic Champions League clash

Elfsborg set for Celtic Champions League clash

Reigning Swedish football champions Elfsborg are confident they can eke past Scottish side Celtic in the second leg of their Champions League qualifying round clash on Wednesday in Borås, western Sweden.

Top ten: Stockholm’s best city swim spots

Top ten: Stockholm’s best city swim spots

Where else in the world can you find a capital city which is not only surrounded by water, but is surrounded by water that you can safely swim in? We take a look at the ten best places in Stockholm to take a dip.

Prosecutor drops Husby police shooting probe

Prosecutor drops Husby police shooting probe

The Swedish prosecutor has decided to close the preliminary manslaughter investigation into the fatal shooting of a 69-year-old man in Husby, the incident widely credited for setting off riots and unrest in Stockholm in the spring.

Pictures: Stockholm train line heads under water

Pictures: Stockholm train line heads under water

Swedish engineers lowered the last segment of the 16.8 billion kronor ($2.56 billion) Citybanan train tunnel into the Stockholm bay of Riddarfjärden on Tuesday. Join us as we take a picture gallery view of the process.

Thai masseuse threatens to snip Swedish men

Thai masseuse threatens to snip Swedish men

Many Thai massage workers in Sweden tired of requests for "happy endings" have put up signs in their parlour windows promising "no intimate massages," with some responding with threats of violence.

Swedish police mobilize after left-wing attacks

Swedish police mobilize after left-wing attacks

A string of violent attacks by extreme left-wingers in Västerås has local police ready to mobilize with the help of the national intelligence agency against the activists' self-professed political campaign of terror.

Fire hits Gothenburg flats: ‘It was like a bomb’

Fire hits Gothenburg flats: ‘It was like a bomb’

More than 40 people were evacuated and several taken to hospital after a fire ravaged an apartment building in Gothenburg early Wednesday morning in what is being treated as a case of arson.

Swedish bride murder suspect in new appeal

Swedish bride murder suspect in new appeal

British honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has launched a new bid to avoid extradition to South Africa, where he is wanted in connection with the murder of his Swedish bride.

Stockholm’s AIK holds Man U to 1-1 draw

Stockholm’s AIK holds Man U to 1-1 draw

Stockholm football club AIK managed a 1-1 draw with defending Premier League champions Manchester United in a friendly match at Solna's Friends Arena on Tuesday.