Malaysians arrested for hitting kids in Sweden

Malaysians arrested for hitting kids in Sweden

A Malaysian couple with diplomatic passports have spent more than a month in Swedish jail, after being accused of hitting their children for not performing their prayers. The parents risk ten years in jail.

Sweden: EU needs Syria refugee ‘solidarity’

Sweden: EU needs Syria refugee ‘solidarity’

With Sweden attending the Syrian peace negotiations, the government reiterated this week that other EU countries had to pick up pace in helping asylum seekers from the civil war.

Sweden touts pro-free trade agenda at Davos

Sweden touts pro-free trade agenda at Davos

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Finance Minister Anders Borg were in Davos on Thursday discussing the need for a more open labour migration and the importance of removing barriers to free trade.

Swedish police want investigation drones

Swedish police want investigation drones

With Swedish police keen to add drones to their vehicle fleet, and commercial interest on the up, Sweden faces several questions about issuing permits for and restricting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Swedish principal backs school’s vagina mural

Swedish principal backs school’s vagina mural

A Nyköping principal wants to keep a mural that depicts a smiling vagina on the school staircase, after the artwork by Carolina Falkholt provoked a heated debate about censorship when local politicians decided to paint over it.

Man finds fox frozen in Swedish lake

Man finds fox frozen in Swedish lake

PHOTOS: A man ice skating on a lake in central Sweden was shocked to find a fox frozen solid after the thin ice had apparently cracked.

Sweden beats UK in heart attack care: study

Sweden beats UK in heart attack care: study

More than 10,000 British lives could have been saved if the UK had adopted Swedish heart attack treatments, shows a new study that heaped praise on Sweden's "world-leading" cardiac care.

Swedish lingonberry a weight-loss superfood

Swedish lingonberry a weight-loss superfood

The bright-red jam served with meatballs at Ikea restaurants around the world might look like coagulated, radioactive blood, but Swedish researchers have found the lingonberry can keep weight gain at bay and help combat diabetes.

Sweden pins violence on ‘Ukrainian regime’

Sweden pins violence on ‘Ukrainian regime’

The Swedish foreign minister has blamed the Ukrainian government for the spiral into violence in Kiev, which left several dead on Wednesday but appeared to have petered out by Thursday.

Swedes look to sweep Russia off home ice

Swedes look to sweep Russia off home ice

With one month until the Olympic ice hockey final, AFP asks if the mighty Swedes can beat host Russia, whose players will seek to make amends for their stunning collapse four years ago in Vancouver.