Construction magnate convicted of bribery

Construction magnate convicted of bribery

A Gothenburg court on Friday convicted prominent Swedish housing mogul Stefan Allbäck and former footballer on bribery charges stemming from a major construction corruption scandal that came to light back in 2010.

Americans dig for family roots on Swedish TV

Americans dig for family roots on Swedish TV

A Texas cowboy, a garbage man from Wisconsin, and a Hollywood matchmaker are just three of the ten unique Americans hoping to unearth their Swedish roots in the third season of Allt för Sverige.

Spotify money spat sparks lawsuit threat

Spotify money spat sparks lawsuit threat

Several Swedish artists, represented by former Eurovision winner Per Herrey, are threatening to sue two record companies unless they are given a bigger chunk of the royalties for their songs being played on streaming service Spotify.

Woman batters sleepy Swede with mackerel

Woman batters sleepy Swede with mackerel

Police in Nyköping, eastern Sweden, are investigating a case of assault after a man was woken from his nap after being fish slapped by a woman using a mackerel.

Housing market ‘overheating’ in big cities

Housing market ‘overheating’ in big cities

The demand for housing in Sweden's big three cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, has pushed the market to the verge of overheating with prices set to rise by 15 percent in 2013 according to a new report.

Did Sweden just sign up to ‘principled’ internet surveillance?

Did Sweden just sign up to ‘principled’ internet surveillance?

Recent comments by Foreign Minister Carl Bildt have technologist Stefan Geens wondering if, post-Snowden, Sweden will be the first country to agree to conduct internet surveillance in a responsible, principled manner.

Artist Cindy Sherman plays dress-up in Sweden

Artist Cindy Sherman plays dress-up in Sweden

The inescapable work of US artist Cindy Sherman has perforated Stockholm like a visual scream, both "repelling and riveting", as the Museum of Modern Art (Moderna) shows the darker side to the master of playing dress-up.

Swedish musicians set for YouTube windfall

Swedish musicians set for YouTube windfall

Sweden's biggest music copyright management organization has struck a landmark deal with YouTube that will allow Swedish artists to get a cut when their music is played on the video-streaming mammoth.

Subcontractor hot tar deaths infuriate union

Subcontractor hot tar deaths infuriate union

Sweden's Metal Workers Union is foaming at the mouth after two men drowned in hard coal tar spillage at an SSAB coke plant in northern Sweden on Thursday, citing a similar loss of life at the company's lime plant Nordkalk, also in Luleå, two years ago.

Interns ran Swedish aid projects: report

Interns ran Swedish aid projects: report

The Foreign Ministry has criticized its handling of its own portion of Sweden's foreign aid budget, with large-scale Swedish NGO umbrella organization Forum Syd condemning the report as "a slap in the face".

Thousands of students wait for loans

Thousands of students wait for loans

Almost 4,000 students have waited for four weeks for payment from Sweden's student grants and loans body CSN, which has been so flooded with calls that the agency simply turned off its telephones.

Probe launched after ‘racist’ Twitter slur

Probe launched after ‘racist’ Twitter slur

A prosecutor has launched an investigation after a man in Sweden took to social networking site Twitter to express his happiness that a five-year-old girl from Somalia had been found dead in Sweden.

Autumn over as winter snow sweeps Sweden

Autumn over as winter snow sweeps Sweden

Snow and sub-zero temperatures hit widespread parts of Sweden on Thursday night and will carry on through Friday and beyond, with meteorologists warning motorists that now is the time to change to winter tyres.