Södertälje shooting rekindles mafia fears

Södertälje shooting rekindles mafia fears

Swedish police has confirmed that the 41-year-old man shot in front of his young sun in a central Södertälje garage on Thursday afternoon was living under potential threat, due to ties to the brutal 2010 executions of two brothers in a local community centre.

Swedish workers devour ‘tasty’ Kate Winslet spud

Swedish workers devour ‘tasty’ Kate Winslet spud

Sweden's biggest potato, which shot to worldwide fame due to its resemblance to Kate Winslet, has now been sliced up and devoured by workers at a spud factory in central Sweden.

Stockholm rush hour worse than London or LA

Stockholm rush hour worse than London or LA

Stockholm's peak hour traffic is worse than that of Los Angeles and ranks as the eighth most congested in Europe, with commuters spending a combined total of thirteen days annually sitting in traffic.

Ambulance blunder leaves ulcer patient to die

Ambulance blunder leaves ulcer patient to die

Two Swedish paramedics failed to spot a bleeding ulcer and instead left the patient to bleed to death as he made his own way to hospital.

Sweden puts weight behind Turkey EU bid

Sweden puts weight behind Turkey EU bid

The Turkish prime minister has held talks with his Swedish homologue in Stockholm, with the Swedes strong supporters of Turkey's bid for EU membership. Silence on press freedom, however, has irked Swedish critics.

Swedes to sniff out terrorists in sewers

Swedes to sniff out terrorists in sewers

Swedish researchers hope that sniffer devices in the sewers can one day put a stop to terrorists who are cooking bombs at home.

Swedes ‘best in the world’ at English – again

Swedes ‘best in the world’ at English – again

For the second year in a row, Swedes have been ranked at the top of the class when it comes to speaking English, with one expert crediting the language's "cool" status among Swedish kids.

Square meatballs upend Swedish school era

Square meatballs upend Swedish school era

A southern Swedish school has banned round meatballs, sparing the staff persistent pan poking but keeping the key culinary staple on the students' dinner plates.

Syrians boost Stockholm population growth

Syrians boost Stockholm population growth

Stockholm's population will hit 3 million residents by 2045, in large part due to migrants from Syria and Afghanistan, a figure that has surprised even the most hardened city planners.

Sweden Democrats: Ban begging by foreigners

Sweden Democrats: Ban begging by foreigners

The far-right Sweden Democrats on Wednesday proposed jailing or deporting foreigners caught begging in public in Sweden.

Greta, ‘world’s oldest rapper’, retires at 98

Greta, ‘world’s oldest rapper’, retires at 98

Greta Segerson, approaching her 99th birthday, is retiring. After nearly seven years as the "world's oldest rapper", she's decided to leave the stage behind, making her our pick for the Swede of the Week.