Swedes’ integration fears top EU: study

Swedes’ integration fears top EU: study

Swedes have a more favourable opinion of immigration to Sweden than they do of the actual integration process, according to a new study looking at transatlantic attitudes, which also found Swedes were less favourable towards the US than they were last year.

Dismembered body was convicted wife killer

Dismembered body was convicted wife killer

A chopped-up body found tightly wrapped on the sea bed off the coast of western Sweden has been identified as that of a man who killed his wife in 2007, Swedish media reported on Wednesday.

Christian faith could ‘haunt’ minister: expert

Christian faith could ‘haunt’ minister: expert

Sweden's new employment minister Elisabeth Svantesson's background within the Word of Faith Christian movement and in an anti-abortion group has led to some heated exchanges in the media on Wednesday.

‘Skeleton lover’ faces prospect of jail

‘Skeleton lover’ faces prospect of jail

A 38-year-old woman who has been convicted of disturbing the peace of the dead for allegedly using human bones for sexual purposes, faced calls for jail time as her appeals court trial closed on Tuesday.

Swedes put teddy-bear dropping plane on eBay

Swedes put teddy-bear dropping plane on eBay

A Swedish PR firm that dropped teddy bears over Belarus in pro-democracy stunt last year is now selling its plane, with the profits heading to "the fight for a free Belarus".

Man left waiting 44 hours at Stockholm hospital

Man left waiting 44 hours at Stockholm hospital

Patients waiting at accident and emergency (ER) units at Karolinska hospital in Stockholm regularly wait longer than the four-hour stipulated limit, a new media report has shown, with one man forced to wait for 44 hours this summer.

Google ranked top spot for Swedish students

Google ranked top spot for Swedish students

Swedish students find American multinational Google to be the most attractive potential employers, with Swedish furniture giant Ikea taking second place, a new survey has revealed.

Joblessness in Sweden to remain high: Borg

Joblessness in Sweden to remain high: Borg

The government expects unemployment in Sweden to remain high in the coming years, according to forecasts in the autumn budget bill presented on Wednesday by Finance Minister Anders Borg.

Alligator missing after new Swedish zoo escape

Alligator missing after new Swedish zoo escape

Four young alligators escaped from a zoo in central Sweden on Tuesday and one remains on the loose just a day after a leopard fled its enclosure at the same facility, leading officials to suspect sabotage.

Thai court jails Swedish bomb suspect

Thai court jails Swedish bomb suspect

Thailand on Wednesday sentenced a Swedish citizen of Lebanese origin to two years and eight months in prison for possession of materials that could be used to make a bomb.