Foreign-born workers aid Swedish exports: study

Foreign-born workers aid Swedish exports: study

Each foreign-born worker employed in Sweden increases exports to their native country, a new study reveals, while a 10-percent increase in Sweden's immigration would boost national exports by five percent.

Sweden makes bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Sweden makes bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Sweden has officially declared its interest in staging the 2022 Winter Olympics in Stockholm after lodging a formal bid to bring Olympic sport back to the country for the first time since 1912.

Biz chief prosecuted for ice cream truck attack

Biz chief prosecuted for ice cream truck attack

High profile Swedish businessman Percy Nilsson is being prosecuted for vandalism following his attack on an ice-cream truck which he said annoyed him by making noise outside his home.

‘Menstruation tweet’ from Swedish cops goes viral

‘Menstruation tweet’ from Swedish cops goes viral

Stockholm police officers caused a stir on Monday after they used their official Twitter account to tweet about a police incident that involved screaming, blood, and make-up sex.

Zlatan honoured with Swedish set of stamps

Zlatan honoured with Swedish set of stamps

Sweden's football icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been given the stamp of approval by the Swedish Post office and will be appearing on envelopes next year.

Disabled Swede holds up Italian train in protest

Disabled Swede holds up Italian train in protest

A disabled Swedish man on holiday in Italy has made headlines after he was charged for delaying a train by forty minutes when he protested the lack of facilities for other passengers in wheelchairs.

‘Bully’ bosses on trial after co-worker’s suicide

‘Bully’ bosses on trial after co-worker’s suicide

A widow in northern Sweden has taken a landmark case against her late husband's former employer claiming that his suicide was caused by bullying in the workplace.

Swedish zoo hails first-ever giant otter birth

Swedish zoo hails first-ever giant otter birth

A Swedish zoo is celebrating the birth of two giant otters, the first ever born in captivity in Sweden, with handlers predicting the "ugly" critters are sure to be the prime attraction of the season.

Swedes feared missing after Philippines typhoon

Swedes feared missing after Philippines typhoon

As many as 20 Swedes are feared missing in the Philippines in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, which is estimated to have killed up to 10,000 people.

Massive project to expand Stockholm metro

Massive project to expand Stockholm metro

Stockholm is set for a building boom worth tens of billions of kronor, including nine new metro stations and thousands of housing units, following an agreement between the centre-right Alliance government and municipal leaders.

Snitching Swedes help unmask benefits cheats

Snitching Swedes help unmask benefits cheats

Thousands of Swedes report their neighbours and relatives for benefits fraud each year, accounting for nearly half of all reports about suspected social insurance malfeasance.

‘Rid health care of venture capital’: Liberals

‘Rid health care of venture capital’: Liberals

Liberal Party leaders want to ban venture capital firms from operating in the Swedish health care sector, party head Jan Björklund said on Sunday, urging the importance of "long-term" owners.