Sweden equals Germany in EU foreign policy sway

Sweden equals Germany in EU foreign policy sway

Sweden came out third in Europe in a new ranking of EU member states' foreign policy influence, including foreign aid, human rights, and free trade with the US.

Why anti-EU Sweden Democrats care about European elections

Why anti-EU Sweden Democrats care about European elections

As the Sweden Democrats revealed their candidates for European parliamentary elections, commentator and historian David Lindén asks why such a clearly anti-EU party even went to the trouble.

Beleaguered TeliaSonera announces profit tumble

Beleaguered TeliaSonera announces profit tumble

TeliaSonera announced on Thursday that its profit took a blow in 2013, a year in which the Swedish-Finnish telecom operator faced a corruption probe, bad growth, and changing customer behaviour.

Ericsson annual report boasts doubled net profit

Ericsson annual report boasts doubled net profit

Ericsson will keep trimming costs in Sweden, the company said on Thursday after doubling its profits last year, with the net result nonetheless falling below expectation.

H&M shares sink as profits disappoint

H&M shares sink as profits disappoint

Swedish fashion retailer H&M on Thursday reported a minor increase in net profits in 2013, but fell short analysts' fourth quarter forecasts, sending its stock tumbling.

VIDEO: Elk takes fatal plunge off mall car park

VIDEO: Elk takes fatal plunge off mall car park

An elk took a startling, eight-metre leap from the top floor of a shopping mall car park in central Sweden on Wednesday, with a shocked motorist capturing the implausible event on video.

Wrong woman sectioned due to cops’ blunder

Wrong woman sectioned due to cops’ blunder

A woman was forced to enter a psychiatric hospital in southern Sweden after police officers tasked with picking up a female patient ended up knocking on her door by mistake. She has since received a bill for the unscheduled visit.

Pregnant pot smokers can damage kids’ brains

Pregnant pot smokers can damage kids’ brains

An expectant mother's use of cannabis during pregnancy can prevent a child from forming certain connections in the brain while growing in the womb, a Sweden-based researcher has revealed.

Lexbase goes offline following hacker attack

Lexbase goes offline following hacker attack

Controversial criminal-tracker website Lexbase, on which people see their neighbours' criminal records, was closed after a hacker attack allowed personal information on thousands of Swedes to leak online.

‘Vitamin supplements speed up cancer’: study

‘Vitamin supplements speed up cancer’: study

Swedish researchers have warned smokers and lung cancer patients that taking vitamins may help the growth of tumours, a study published Wednesday revealed.

ADHD meds can prevent accidents: Swedish study

ADHD meds can prevent accidents: Swedish study

Men with the diagnosis attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are 45 percent more likely to have a car crash, but taking medication cuts their accident risk considerably, said Swedish researchers.

Who represents Sweden’s Muslim voters?

Who represents Sweden’s Muslim voters?

Why can a Moderate get away with supporting Muslim polygamy, while the Social Democrats get accused of playing the religion card when promoting a Muslim within the party. A new report about Sweden's Muslim voters prompts more questions than it answers.

Recalcitrant Swiss take Gripen to the vote

Recalcitrant Swiss take Gripen to the vote

Switzerland has announced the date of its plebiscite on the purchase of 22 Swedish fighter jets as a majority of voters feel uncomfortable with the deal for a host of different reasons.