Nuclear families make comeback in Sweden

Nuclear families make comeback in Sweden

The traditional nuclear family has made a recovery in the past decade, according to Statistics Sweden (SCB), with fewer children experiencing divorce and more being born with only full siblings.

Man injured by half-tonne of falling bacon

Man injured by half-tonne of falling bacon

A man was sent to hospital in Gothenburg in western Sweden after being crushed under nearly 600 kilogrammes of bacon early Thursday morning.

TeliaSonera head rolls after Uzbek affair

TeliaSonera head rolls after Uzbek affair

Swedish-Finnish telecom operator TeliaSonera said on Thursday it was replacing the head of its mobile services unit over his role in the group's controversial investments in Uzbekistan.

Dad admits to killing children in cabin fire

Dad admits to killing children in cabin fire

A father suspected of having murdered two of his children who were found following a fire in a holiday home in the Stockholm archipelago last weekend admitted on Thursday to two murders, one attempted murder and aggravated arson.

Young renters’ odds for Stockholm flat: 1 in 2,000

Young renters’ odds for Stockholm flat: 1 in 2,000

Young people in the Stockholm rental housing queue are unlikely to find a home any time soon, with new statistics showing that out of the 86,179 people on the list under the age of 25, just 40 found a home last year.

Experts call on ‘fat cat’ Sweden to reform

Experts call on ‘fat cat’ Sweden to reform

Several influential opinion-makers have claimed that Sweden is losing its competitive edge and is not taking renewal and reform seriously, warning that escalating healthcare costs are outstripping GDP growth.

‘Beefy’ lion triplets the pride of Swedish zoo

‘Beefy’ lion triplets the pride of Swedish zoo

Three baby lions that were born at a Swedish zoo last month were finally unveiled to the public on Wednesday, with caretakers explaining that the spotty cubs have only just gained the strength to bear their own weight.

Elite school’s court win marred by drunken pupils

Elite school’s court win marred by drunken pupils

Scandal-hit Swedish boarding school Lundsberg was back in the headlines this week when a gang drunken pupils were thrown out of a performance of Hamlet just hours after a court ruled the Schools Inspectorate (Skolinpektionen) was wrong to shutter the school over a violent hazing incident.

Who is Veronika? Online mystery vexes Swedes

Who is Veronika? Online mystery vexes Swedes

An exposé about a mysterious online personality who refers to herself as "TheIneffableSwede" captivated Swedish media this week and left the country wondering just who exactly is Veronika Larsson, making her our pick for Swede of the Week.

Swedish universities climb in global ranking

Swedish universities climb in global ranking

Five Swedish universities are among the top 200 globally, according to the latest Times Higher Education ranking, including one that cracked the top 40 for the first time since 2011.

Shadow budget focuses on jobs and pensioners

Shadow budget focuses on jobs and pensioners

The Social Democrats promised generous tax cuts to pensioners in the shadow budged unveiled on Wednesday, going even further than the government in attempts to woo the over-60 vote.