Top ten Swedish films to see before you die

Top ten Swedish films to see before you die

When it comes to Swedish cinema, most people probably think of the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Pippi Longstocking. But there's a lot more to it than that, argues Jan Göransson from the Swedish Film Institute. Check out his top ten.

Man held after Swede stabbed in Dutch town

Man held after Swede stabbed in Dutch town

After a 19-year-old Swedish woman was stabbed to death in the Netherlands, local police have arrested a 22-year-old man believed to be the woman's ex-boyfriend.

‘Far too few dare criticize Islam’: Abba star

‘Far too few dare criticize Islam’: Abba star

Abba legend Björn Ulvaeus has made veiled criticisms of Islam in a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal saying "less religion in the world would be better".

BBC buys acclaimed Swedish Aids drama

BBC buys acclaimed Swedish Aids drama

A Swedish hit television series chronicling the arrival of the Aids epidemic in Sweden in the 1980s is set to be broadcast on the BBC after the British broadcaster snapped up rights for the three-part drama.

Swiss MPs say yes to Swedish Gripen jets

Swiss MPs say yes to Swedish Gripen jets

The lower house of the Swiss parliament gave its blessing Wednesday to a controversial deal to purchase 22 Swedish fighter jets.

Swedish flasher charged for ‘junk’ mail intrusion

Swedish flasher charged for ‘junk’ mail intrusion

A 35-year-old man faces criminal charges after thrusting his genitalia through the letterbox of a 50-year-old woman's home in southern Sweden.

Scrap nuclear power in Sweden: Social Democrat

Scrap nuclear power in Sweden: Social Democrat

A leading Social Democrat has emphasized her party's wish to abolish nuclear power in Sweden in favour of greener alternatives, a move critics say would be "devastating" for the Swedish industrial sector.

Sweden inspires UK on gender neutral toys

Sweden inspires UK on gender neutral toys

A top UK toy seller is set to advertise "gender neutral" toys, bowing to pressure from a campaign group inspired by a Swedish toy catalogue that showed Spiderman pushing a pram and a young girl with a gun.

‘EU needs to deliver as values crisis looms’

‘EU needs to deliver as values crisis looms’

Europe is in the midst of a values crisis, argues Sweden's EU Affairs Minister Birgitta Ohlsson, who believes it's time for European Union and Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to act as he delivers his 2013 State of the Union speech on Wednesday.

Lund ranked as Sweden’s best university

Lund ranked as Sweden’s best university

Lund University in southern Sweden is the country's best university, according to a new ranking, which saw nearly all Swedish universities climb in comparison to last year.

Sweden beat Kazakhstan in record-breaking win

Sweden beat Kazakhstan in record-breaking win

An early goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic was enough to help Sweden slip past hosts Kazakhstan on Tuesday night in a World Cup qualifier that saw two records broken.