Carl Bildt backs Obama over Syria stance

Carl Bildt backs Obama over Syria stance

Sweden's foreign minister said it is "absolutely natural" that America wants to intervene in the conflict but urged that the UN weapons inspectors must be allowed to finish their work first.

Malmö man racks up millions in unpaid fines

Malmö man racks up millions in unpaid fines

A driver based in Malmö, southern Sweden has clocked up over 30 million kronor ($4.5 million) in unpaid parking tickets. He hasn't had a valid driver's licence since 2010 but has been registered as the owner of over 2,000 new cars.

The week’s news from Sweden in ten pictures

The week’s news from Sweden in ten pictures

From drunken elk gangs to violent gorillas, and from presidential sightings to big ships, we've compiled a gallery of the week's most interesting and important news stories.

Cobra bite victim allowed to keep 40 snakes

Cobra bite victim allowed to keep 40 snakes

A man in western Sweden, who has since recovered from being bitten by his venomous cobra, has been told he can keep his other snakes with authorities saying the creatures are "feeling good" and are safe in his apartment.

Swedish ref slammed by Jose Mourinho

Swedish ref slammed by Jose Mourinho

Referee Jonas Eriksson was blamed by the Chelsea manager for 'killing the game' and costing his side the Uefa Super Cup final against Bayern Munich after reducing his Blues team to ten men in a match they subsequently lost on penalties.