Syria looms as Sweden readies for Obama

Syria looms as Sweden readies for Obama

Free trade and climate police are at the top of the agenda for Barack Obama's visit to Sweden next week, a trip meant to symbolize the strength of US-Swedish relations, but which is overshadowed by speculation about imminent military strikes in Syria.

Doctor struck off for drugging suicidal student

Doctor struck off for drugging suicidal student

A Swedish doctor employed at Stockholm University has lost his licence after prescribing "for the right fee" benzodiazepine - a drug also known as roofies, moggies or downers - to a student who later tried to commit suicide.

The Lowdown: Obama’s itinerary in Stockholm

The Lowdown: Obama’s itinerary in Stockholm

US President Barack Obama's preliminary schedule has been released just days ahead of his touch down on Swedish soil, with highlights including royal meetings, dinners with Nordic prime ministers, and a trip to a Stockholm memorial.

Sweden’s criminal honey-trap duo loses appeal

Sweden’s criminal honey-trap duo loses appeal

A Swedish court of appeals has upheld the verdicts against the "online dating league", a team of two women and their male cohorts who set up dates on the internet then drugged and robbed their lovelorn victims.

Stockholm braces for Obama traffic circus

Stockholm braces for Obama traffic circus

Stockholmers are expected to suffer some heavy delays next week as the US President Barack Obama visits the Swedish capital, with authorities predicting traffic chaos.

Sweden’s hottest fashion photographers head west

Sweden’s hottest fashion photographers head west

A quintet of Sweden's most globally respected fashion photographers have fused their art into one hit exhibition, Different Distances, with the curator now shipping the success over to the United States.

VIDEO: Swedish anchor in fits over Ryanair ghost

VIDEO: Swedish anchor in fits over Ryanair ghost

A normally staid Swedish newscaster found herself overcome with the giggles on live television following a segment featuring Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary trying to impersonate a ghost.

‘Lock up Swedish killers for life’: minister

‘Lock up Swedish killers for life’: minister

Sweden's justice minister wants more Swedish criminals to spend life behind bars, with murderers to feel the consequences of "how seriously society views" the crime.

‘Elite school hazing was illegal torture’: expert

‘Elite school hazing was illegal torture’: expert

A Swedish professor has said the hazing techniques used at the now-closed and scandal-hit boarding school Lundsbergs could be in breach of international law on torture, as certain incidents were close to waterboarding.

EU ban ‘erases two-thirds of Swedish snuff’

EU ban ‘erases two-thirds of Swedish snuff’

The EU's new tobacco directive could threaten as much as 70 percent of existing sorts of snus on the market, snuff makers Swedish Match has warned.