Two venomous vipers vanish from Swedish zoo

Two venomous vipers vanish from Swedish zoo

Two Asian pit vipers have disappeared from a zoo in southern Sweden, with the zoo's owner blaming thieves looking to sell the rare breed on the illegal market.

Obama visit ‘feather in the cap’ for Sweden

Obama visit ‘feather in the cap’ for Sweden

US President Barack Obama's visit to Stockholm on Wednesday has been described as a prestigious coup for the Reinfeldt government which is keen to develop the country's relationship with the US, according to a political expert.

Volvo CEO ‘flies high’ in YouTube ad splash

Volvo CEO ‘flies high’ in YouTube ad splash

Swedish truck firm Volvo has generated a buzz of internet excitement with a new advertisement film featuring CEO Claes Nilsson suspended mid-air in a daring stunt above Gothenburg harbour. Watch the film here.

‘Politicians must follow ‘hijab outcry’ with action’

‘Politicians must follow ‘hijab outcry’ with action’

Numerous public initiatives across Europe in recent weeks suggest that many people have had enough of racist violence and intolerance. Together, they contradict the image that most Europeans openly or tacitly support exclusion on the grounds of race and cultural difference, argues Michael Privot, the director of a Brussels-based anti-racism network.

OECD: Sweden should stimulate economy

OECD: Sweden should stimulate economy

Sweden should stimulate its economy to increase activity and combat unemployment, the secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD), José Àngel Gurría said after a meeting with Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg on Tuesday.

Sweden offers residency to all Syrian refugees

Sweden offers residency to all Syrian refugees

Swedish migration authorities have ruled that all Syrian asylum seekers who have come to Sweden will be granted permanent residency in light of the worsening conflict in Syria.

Royal baby on the way for Swedish princess

Royal baby on the way for Swedish princess

Princess Madeleine and her husband Christopher O'Neill announced on Tuesday that they were expecting their first child, with royal experts predicting the baby will be a major boost for the royal family.

Win puts Swede Stenson ahead of Tiger Woods

Win puts Swede Stenson ahead of Tiger Woods

Henrik Stenson, who had two runner-up PGA Tour finishes in 2013, broke through for his first win of the season, shooting a five-under 66 to capture the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Sweden and US team up to pay for clean water

Sweden and US team up to pay for clean water

Sweden is joining the United States to fund a new $25 million programme to boost access to clean water for farming, officials announced on Monday at the start of World Water Week in Stockholm.

New bid to put more cash in pensioners’ pockets

New bid to put more cash in pensioners’ pockets

With a year left until Sweden's parliamentary elections, the centre-right government of Fredrik Reinfeldt unveiled plans on Monday to cut pensioners' tax obligations by 2.5 billion kronor ($379 million) in next year's budget.