Ronaldo crushes Swedes’ World Cup dreams

Ronaldo crushes Swedes’ World Cup dreams

Two goals by Zlatan Ibrahimovic were no match for a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick that gave Portugal a 3-2 win, ending Sweden's bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

‘Market rents won’t solve Sweden’s housing woes’

‘Market rents won’t solve Sweden’s housing woes’

As critics of Sweden's rent controls hail a recent report supporting market rents, Liberal Party MP Nina Lundström argues politicians should think twice before ditching a rental model that is open to everyone and has kept politicians from setting rents.

Björn Borg drops undies in North Korea

Björn Borg drops undies in North Korea

In October Swedish brand Björn Borg pledged to drop 450 pairs of undies onto one city in the world, and when the Pyongyang won the vote the underwear king went undercover to get the job done.

Nine students charged for elite school hazing

Nine students charged for elite school hazing

Nine students and one employee at prestigious Swedish boarding school Lundsberg have been charged for burning a 14-year-old boy with an iron in a hazing ritual in August.

Boyfriend jailed for murder of missing man

Boyfriend jailed for murder of missing man

A 37-year-old man was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Tuesday after the body of his boyfriend was found in a storage room of an apartment complex in western Sweden in July.

Cops charged over high-speed chase drownings

Cops charged over high-speed chase drownings

Prosecutors have filed charges against the police officer who ordered the opening of a bridge during a high-speed chase that resulted in the drowning of two suspected petrol thieves.

Uppsala rocked by city corruption scandal

Uppsala rocked by city corruption scandal

A corruption scandal concerning suspicions of fraud and millions of kronor has been exposed within municipal property operations in Uppsala.

Facebook fails to heat up Swedish town’s economy

Facebook fails to heat up Swedish town’s economy

You may not have heard of Luleå, but if you use Facebook, your online presence has been there. However, many still wonder if the social media company's massive server hall near the Arctic Circle will ever heat up the local job market.

Far-left extremists detained in pre-dawn raid

Far-left extremists detained in pre-dawn raid

Police on Tuesday raided 13 addresses in eastern Sweden where residents have connections to extreme-left organizations, in what is believed to be a crackdown on the Revolutionary Front for a series of previous alleged crimes.

Swedish greenhouse croc finds new UK home

Swedish greenhouse croc finds new UK home

The Swedish police have found a new home for the crocodile found in a greenhouse in Malmö in October, with “Kaj” the Nile croc set to head to a zoo in the UK in February.

Intel agency seeks direct access to Swedes’ data

Intel agency seeks direct access to Swedes’ data

The Swedish Security Service, Säpo, wants telecom providers to automatically disclose information about individuals' telephony and e-mail to the police and other agencies, although companies remain sceptical about the plans.

Sweden unveils hottest Christmas gift of 2013

Sweden unveils hottest Christmas gift of 2013

The hippest Christmas gift of 2013 is set to keep Swedes healthy and full of vitamins during the holiday season, according to a Swedish retail research group's annual "Christmas Gift of the Year" predictions.

Ikea execs questioned in France spy scandal

Ikea execs questioned in France spy scandal

French police questioned two executives at Ikea France on Monday as part of an investigation into allegations that the company illegally used police files to spy on staff and customers.

Stockholm dig unearths 16th century kitchen

Stockholm dig unearths 16th century kitchen

Archaeologists digging around Stockholm's Slussen found themselves in a rich family's 16th century kitchen, complete with intricate tobacco pipes and an unexplained heap of eggshells.