Man finds ‘Jesus fish’ in Sweden: a sign from God

Man finds ‘Jesus fish’ in Sweden: a sign from God

Fish factory workers in Sweden got a shock when a salmon was discovered on the assembly line with a clear sign of the cross on its belly, prompting workers to hail what has been dubbed the "Jesus Fish".

‘Privatization doesn’t make care homes better’

‘Privatization doesn’t make care homes better’

There is no evidence to suggest a link between market reforms within the care homes sector in Scandinavia and an improvement in quality, according to a new report published by Stockholm University.

‘I’m just a guy who got cancer, nothing else’

‘I’m just a guy who got cancer, nothing else’

Journalist and musician Kristian Gidlund passed away on Tuesday after succumbing to a fight against cancer. His life and death touched millions of Swedes via his blog "In this body of mine" and makes the drummer from Dalarna our choice for Swede of the Week.

‘Hacker attack’ downs Swedish rail website

‘Hacker attack’ downs Swedish rail website

Online ticketing services at Swedish regional train service SJ went down on Wednesday following a suspected hacker attack, with the company warning passengers that a solution is still out of sight.

Swede defends ‘Mafiozo’ wine after Italian fury

Swede defends ‘Mafiozo’ wine after Italian fury

A Swedish wine distributor has defended its "Mafiozo" brand wine after an outraged Italian called the gangster-labelled wine "offensive".

Stress boosts risk of dementia: Swedish study

Stress boosts risk of dementia: Swedish study

People suffering from stress and a sense of hopelessness while middle-aged run up to three times the risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a new study from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

Ikea family feud erupts over flat-pack fortune

Ikea family feud erupts over flat-pack fortune

The founder of Swedish furniture giant Ikea and his three sons have become involved in a bitter dispute about the family's wealth, according to a new book about the company's future.

Sweden launches global anti-bullying centre

Sweden launches global anti-bullying centre

The Friends International Centre Against Bullying opened in Stockholm on Wednesday, with the head of the organization adding that there will be an added focus on cyberbullying following several high-profile cases in Sweden recently.

Swiss senate says yes to Sweden’s Gripen jets

Swiss senate says yes to Sweden’s Gripen jets

The Swiss senate voted on Wednesday to release 3.13 billion Swiss francs ($3.4 billion) to buy 22 Swedish fighter jets, following suit after the lower house approved the plan.