Psychiatrists OK release of cleared serial killer

Psychiatrists OK release of cleared serial killer

The chief medical officer at Sweden's high-security mental hospital Säter has recommended that former mass murder convict Sture Bergwall be offered eased restrictions.

Have Sweden’s politicians totally lost their sense of direction?

Have Sweden’s politicians totally lost their sense of direction?

With Sweden's election year of politicking picking up speed following the holidays, liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji looks at whether the country's politicians have forgotten the difference between right and left.

Sweden data debunks UK migration fears

Sweden data debunks UK migration fears

Sweden's decision to welcome Bulgarians and Romanians back in 2007 has benefited state coffers, new Gothenburg University research revealed on Tuesday. The UK, the Swedish economist argued, stands to benefit even more.

Man lands dream job after Hasselhoff car ad

Man lands dream job after Hasselhoff car ad

David Hasselhoff, Lord of the Rings, and an old Subaru turned out to be the magic elixir that helped one desperate Swede land the job of his dreams.

Foreign experts to dissect Sweden’s schools

Foreign experts to dissect Sweden’s schools

The Swedish government is set to assemble a panel of foreign experts to get to grips with the ailing Swedish schools, the education minister announced on Tuesday.

Sweden’s new SMS law ushers drivers to court

Sweden’s new SMS law ushers drivers to court

Fifteen drivers have been charged for using their mobile phones after a law change last year that critics said was "ridiculous" because it neither allows nor prohibits phone use while behind the wheel.

Bo, 73, tells Sweden to ‘shut down the internet’

Bo, 73, tells Sweden to ‘shut down the internet’

A 73-year-old, computer-shunning man in southern Sweden has found internet fame after he penned a wildly viral letter to an online newspaper, in which he demanded that the internet be shut down.

Judge defends dominant-sex rape acquittal

Judge defends dominant-sex rape acquittal

A Swedish judge has defended his acquittal of a rape suspect in a much-criticized case in which it could not be proven the 27-year-old knowingly acted against the woman's wishes, despite her saying no.

China push puts Volvo back in black in 2013

China push puts Volvo back in black in 2013

Volvo Cars posted annual profits last year after losses in 2012, thanks to a focus on the Chinese market and a tighter cost control, the company announced on Tuesday.

Extreme right ‘biggest threat to EU’: Malmström

Extreme right ‘biggest threat to EU’: Malmström

An EU push to counter extremism will give member states cash to help defectors, with Sweden's European Commissioner identifying right-wing extremists as the biggest threat in the union today.

Taxi driver forces man to pay with kebab

Taxi driver forces man to pay with kebab

A taxi ride in southern Sweden ended with an unorthodox exchange when a driver sped off with a customer's kebab.

Sweden to deepen military ties with Finland

Sweden to deepen military ties with Finland

Sweden has vowed to beef up defence cooperation with non-Nato member neighbour Finland, while the government's current defence policy continues to face harsh criticism from all quarters.

VIDEO: Zlatan wins world’s best goal award

VIDEO: Zlatan wins world’s best goal award

Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic was honoured on Monday for the world's most spectacular goal of 2013, but he missed out on the Fifa Ballon d'Or prize for the world's best footballer.