Swedish royals forced to ‘show the money’

Swedish royals forced to ‘show the money’

The Swedish royal family will soon need to carry out a more open and transparent accounting of how it spends its annual allotment of public funds, according to a new proposal.

Sweden’s ‘biggest sex party’ sparks local fury

Sweden’s ‘biggest sex party’ sparks local fury

News that the largest swingers party in Swedish history will be held next month in a town in eastern Sweden has some residents hopping mad about the impact that the "orgy of sex, erotica, and lust" will have on their neighbourhood.

Man dies after pill casing rips hole in his intestine

Man dies after pill casing rips hole in his intestine

A man who was recovering from a heart operation at Hallands hospital in Halmstad in southern Sweden died after swallowing his prescription medicine together with the pill's protective casing.

‘Homophobe minister’ jibes slammed by gay MP

‘Homophobe minister’ jibes slammed by gay MP

Swedish MP Frederik Federley, a prominent advocate for gay rights and himself gay, has leapt to the defence of Employment Minister Elisabeth Svantesson whose religious faith and position on homosexuality has come under scrutiny this week.

Multi-resistant bacteria shutters neonatal unit

Multi-resistant bacteria shutters neonatal unit

The neonatal clinic at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna was reopened on Friday after having been closed for several days following the discovery that six children were infected with multi-resistant bacteria.

Teens admit to ‘hacker attack’ on Swedish rail

Teens admit to ‘hacker attack’ on Swedish rail

A group of 16-year-olds claimed responsibility for a series of hacking attacks this week, which among other things closed down train ticketing services across the country.

Sizzling six-under start for Sweden’s Stenson

Sizzling six-under start for Sweden’s Stenson

Henrik Stenson fired a six-under 64 to grab the lead at the Tour Championship in an opening round in which world number one Tiger Woods finished a disappointing second to last.

Sweden’s north ravaged by torrential downpour

Sweden’s north ravaged by torrential downpour

The northern end of Sweden has been swept by wet weather chaos and has been warned to expect more, with heavy flooding causing severe damage and extensive disruptions across the region.

Social Democrat sacked over Facebook racism

Social Democrat sacked over Facebook racism

A local Social Democrat politician from central Sweden has been forced out of office after he published a racist Facebook post about when it might be appropriate to run over a "Negro".