Mystery of mutilated cow carcasses solved

Mystery of mutilated cow carcasses solved

Fourteen dead cows that washed up on the beaches of Sweden and Denmark recently were likely dumped from a Lebanese ship after it encountered bad weather, Danish police said on Friday.

Officials knew of faulty track prior to derailment

Officials knew of faulty track prior to derailment

Rail safety officials had been warned of problems with a switch south of Stockholm an hour prior to the derailment of a cargo train early Tuesday morning.

Hereditary disease ‘random’: Swedish study

Hereditary disease ‘random’: Swedish study

A new study from the Karolinska Institute near Stockholm has found that it's all down to chance as to whether hereditary illness comes from your mother or father, revelations that may aid cancer research.

Rape suspect freed: ‘her no was part of sex game’

Rape suspect freed: ‘her no was part of sex game’

A 27-year-old man facing rape charges is free after successfully claiming in a court in southern Sweden that the woman's screams of protest were simply part of a violent sex game.

Spotify rolls out explicit warnings in Sweden

Spotify rolls out explicit warnings in Sweden

Swedish music-streaming service Spotify has rolled out "explicit" warnings on songs for the first time in Sweden, prompting a deviation from Sweden's usually relaxed attitude toward explicit material that has riled up music lovers in the past.

Man jailed for 18 years for ‘dating site’ murder

Man jailed for 18 years for ‘dating site’ murder

A 26-year-old man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Friday for killing a man who was lured to a wooded area near Stockholm thinking he would have sex with two teen girls he met on a dating website.

Bird flu death sparks Swedish vigilance

Bird flu death sparks Swedish vigilance

The Stockholm-based EU disease control centre has warned travellers to stay away from birds on visits to China, after a Canadian fell ill and died of bird flu.

Swedish jails empty despite crime rise

Swedish jails empty despite crime rise

Sweden boasts one of the world's lowest incarceration rates - ten times lower than the US. Why do Swedish judges opt to keep convicts out of jail or issue lenient sentences, which one inmate called "a chance to start over".

Man beats drink driving rap for ‘being Asian’

Man beats drink driving rap for ‘being Asian’

A Swedish court has acquitted an Asian man of aggravated drink driving charges, stating that "different ethnic groups react differently to alcohol".

Greens cite UK backtrack on railway upkeep

Greens cite UK backtrack on railway upkeep

After two recent derailments on Swedish tracks, the Greens propose that the state take back management of the railways. The infrastructure minister said that it would be costly and inefficient.

Swedish Olympic biathletes escape fire

Swedish Olympic biathletes escape fire

Swedish biathletes competing in a tournament in Germany have managed to flee a burning hotel, with just weeks to go until their participation in the Winter Olympics in Russia's Sochi.

Snow in Stockholm spells end to mild winter

Snow in Stockholm spells end to mild winter

Rain, clouds, and tepid temperatures have characterized much of central and southern Sweden's winter so far, but state meteorologists said on Friday that a cold spell would move in over the entire country over the weekend.