Minister faces possible insider trading probe

Minister faces possible insider trading probe

Migration Minister Tobias Billström has been told "put all his cards on the table" amid accusations he bought shares in a troubled mining firm using inside information, allegations the minister denied.

Public masturbation not a crime: Swedish court

Public masturbation not a crime: Swedish court

A man who openly masturbated on a Stockholm beach has been acquitted of sexual assault in court after it was ruled he was not targeting a specific person, with the prosecutor saying it's "okay" to play with yourself in public.

Government to scrap Swedish language bonus

Government to scrap Swedish language bonus

The government plans to abolish the incentive scheme awarded to foreigners learning Swedish, as the 100 million kronor ($15.3 million) per year project has yielded poor results since it was introduced four years ago.

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Swedish teen hits gold with love tweets to PM

A perky Swedish schoolgirl with a wry sense of humour has suddenly found herself with thousands of fans fascinated with details of her fictional crush on Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, making her our pick for Swede of the Week.

Foreign firms choose Malmö over Stockholm

Foreign firms choose Malmö over Stockholm

Major international companies like Subaru and Britax are turning their backs on Stockholm and instead setting up shop in Malmö with the southern city proving to be more attractive for many companies than the Swedish capital.

Syria solution hatched by Bildt in Sweden: report

Syria solution hatched by Bildt in Sweden: report

The idea to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control was proposed to President Obama in Stockholm, and served up after a meeting of Nordic and Baltic ministers arranged Carl Bildt, according to a Norwegian media report.

Man’s sore foot leads to lung cancer op mixup

Man’s sore foot leads to lung cancer op mixup

A Swedish man is planning to sue a university hospital after they removed a lobe on his lung following a false diagnosis of cancer.

New details emerge on dismembered body find

New details emerge on dismembered body find

Police believe they have pinpointed the gender and approximate age of a dismembered body found at the weekend by an amateur diver off Sweden's west coast as the search for remaining body parts continues.

Wanted: 10,000 tales from Stockholm’s burbs

Wanted: 10,000 tales from Stockholm’s burbs

A rising teenage fashion designer and a genteel postcard-collecting pensioner find themselves sharing the spotlight thanks to a new initiative in the south Stockholm suburb of Farsta that uses local stories to boost community interaction.

Pub cleared for rejecting ‘Asian looking’ women

Pub cleared for rejecting ‘Asian looking’ women

A pub in south central Sweden has been cleared of discrimination charges after bouncers denied entry to several women of Asian appearance in what owners claimed was an attempt to cut down on prostitution.