Royals change minds over Norway anniversary

Royals change minds over Norway anniversary

Sweden’s King and Queen have reversed a much-criticised decision to turn down an invitation to mark the 200th anniversary of Norway's constitution.

Volvo Cars sales rise on strong China growth

Volvo Cars sales rise on strong China growth

Volvo Cars cited "fantastic growth" in China as one of the main drivers behind an increase in annual sales, the Swedish automaker announced on Thursday.

Angry Birds playground has parents fuming

Angry Birds playground has parents fuming

Angry Birds-themed equipment at a playground in western Sweden has parents hopping mad that the city has subjected their children to unwanted marketing for the popular video game.

‘Missing Marina’ murder suspect faces court again

‘Missing Marina’ murder suspect faces court again

The man suspected of murdering Marina Johansson, who was found dead two years after she went missing, faced court on Thursday after two previous acquittals.

Swedish Purity in Absolut Vodka brand battle

Swedish Purity in Absolut Vodka brand battle

Swedish upstart distillery Purity Vodka has taken beverage giant Absolut to court, in an attempt to straighten out a branding and marketing dispute.

Stockholmers heap scorn on Brooklyn comparison

Stockholmers heap scorn on Brooklyn comparison

Many Stockholmers reacted with consternation after a BBC video compared the Swedish capital to the New York borough of Brooklyn.

Journos tell of mock execution horror in Syria

Journos tell of mock execution horror in Syria

Beatings with rifle butts and mock executions were among the harrowing abuse suffered by two Swedish journalists during nearly seven weeks in captivity in Syria, the pair revealed ahead of their expected arrival in Sweden on Thursday.

‘Jihad Jane’ accomplice jailed for plot to kill Vilks

‘Jihad Jane’ accomplice jailed for plot to kill Vilks

Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, an accomplice of the American woman nicknamed 'Jihad Jane', was sentenced to eight years in jail for her role in a plot to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks.

Swedish union ‘impotent’ in Norwegian staff shuffle

Swedish union ‘impotent’ in Norwegian staff shuffle

Norwegian's Sweden-based cabin crew, recently moved to a staffing company, have complained that their Swedish union does not have the clout to protect them against the budget airline and the unspoken threat of losing their jobs.

Sweden’s warm winter weather nears an end

Sweden’s warm winter weather nears an end

As the US freezes over, Sweden has experienced mild winter temperatures that have affected traffic, winter sports, and even wildlife. But this is soon set to change, warn meteorologists.

Zlatan destroys Brest with hat trick

Zlatan destroys Brest with hat trick

Swedish football wonder Zlatan Ibrahimovic found the back of the net three times against Brest on Wednesday as Paris Saint-Germain sailed into the last-32 of the French Cup.

Inspiring with Instagram: One Swede’s Journey

Inspiring with Instagram: One Swede’s Journey

Antonia Eriksson, 18, went from nearly fatal anorexia to international health guru in less than a year - and documented the journey on Instagram, making her our pick for Swede of the Week.