‘Cute and exciting’ princess name revealed

‘Cute and exciting’ princess name revealed

The Royal Palace has revealed the name and title of Princess Madeleine's baby daughter at the official council ceremony in Stockholm.

Arlanda airport hit by bomb threat

Arlanda airport hit by bomb threat

Parts of Stockholm's Arlanda airport was cordoned off and closed down on Wednesday afternoon after a bomb threat directed at a passenger plane.

Chaos after jobs agency invites 61,000 to meeting

Chaos after jobs agency invites 61,000 to meeting

Swarms of jobseekers descended upon a Stockholm office for Sweden's national jobs agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) on Wednesday after workers accidentally invited 61,000 people to a meeting intended for 1,000.

Phantom limb patients treated in virtual reality

Phantom limb patients treated in virtual reality

Leading researchers in Sweden have found that rigging up amputees to virtual reality computer games can help ease the pain caused by their phantom limbs.

Sweden threatens to sue the EU over chemicals

Sweden threatens to sue the EU over chemicals

Sweden's environment minister is on the war path and threatening to sue the European Commission for dragging its feet on the issue of harmful chemicals in clothes and beauty products.

Sweden’s Riksbank keeps eye on inflation

Sweden’s Riksbank keeps eye on inflation

Sweden's central bank revealed on Wednesday that it was keeping an eye on the low inflation, while its board members asked that policy makers pay attention to the country's high level of household indebtedness.

Fat Swedes need scalpel after gastric bypass op

Fat Swedes need scalpel after gastric bypass op

The vast majority of gastric bypass patients in Sweden are happy with the results - an average loss of two thirds of their body weight - but almost half have to resort to plastic surgery, new long-term research showed.

Vasaloppet skiers get longed-for go-ahead

Vasaloppet skiers get longed-for go-ahead

Organizers of Sweden's annual Vasaloppet cross-country ski race, which is scheduled to begin on Sunday, said the historic race would go ahead despite unusually high temperatures.

Convicted rapists among Sweden’s legal guardians

Convicted rapists among Sweden’s legal guardians

Convicted rapists and fraudsters have managed to become legal guardians for people with disabilities in Sweden, a new review showed on Wednesday.