Train minister late in trial as ‘regular commuter’

Train minister late in trial as ‘regular commuter’

Sweden's infrastructure minister got a taste what angers Stockholm commuters when her bid to "take the train like the rest of us" left her on a train that arrived late due to technical problems, delaying her arrival to work on Monday.

Alv, 12, saves building from going up in flames

Alv, 12, saves building from going up in flames

The actions of a quick-thinking 12-year-old boy are being credited with saving a block of flats in eastern Sweden from burning down, prompting local police to hail him as a "hero".

Man held after uploading Facebook gun photo

Man held after uploading Facebook gun photo

Swedish police detained a man at the weekend after he uploaded a picture of a silver pistol to his Facebook page, a status update that led police to the man's home and to several suspicious discoveries inside.

H&M uses ‘medium’ model in plus size ad

H&M uses ‘medium’ model in plus size ad

Swedish fashion chain H&M stands accused of lying after a model who could wear their medium-sized clothes was touted as "plus size" in its new catalogue.

Vattenfall to raise Sochi human rights concerns

Vattenfall to raise Sochi human rights concerns

Swedish state-owned energy giant and Olympic sponsor Vattenfall has promised to raise human rights concerns with the Swedish Olympic Committee, yet critics say it must use its European clout to put pressure on Russia.

Viagra pumps up older Swedes’ sex lives

Viagra pumps up older Swedes’ sex lives

Sales of potency medication to the over-65s have soared by 48 percent, with older Swedes testifying to sex as the "spice of life".

Sweden’s cash-strapped feminists hold house parties to lure voters

Sweden’s cash-strapped feminists hold house parties to lure voters

As the tiny Feminist Initiative party readies for its third stab at parliamentary seats despite nearly non-existent campaign funds, its co-founder Gudryn Schyman has launched a "house party" tour. Find 25 friends and a venue, and she'll show up free-of-charge to talk ideology.

PM insists Sweden’s defence is strong enough

PM insists Sweden’s defence is strong enough

Just over one quarter of the Swedish public has faith in Sweden's defence policy, new figures show, but the prime minister insisted at a conference on Sunday that the military strength was adequate.

Swedes tackle snow for ‘no pants’ subway ride

Swedes tackle snow for ‘no pants’ subway ride

Scores of Stockholmers bared their legs on Sunday for the annual 'No Pants Subway Ride', taking on the below-freezing temperatures in the hopes of raising a smile from fellow commuters.

Painkillers can slow brain development: study

Painkillers can slow brain development: study

A Swedish study has found that paracetamol can interfere with the brain development of children, and can even be dangerous for the unborn children of pregnant women.