Vote rigging mires SVT’s Melodifestivalen

Vote rigging mires SVT’s Melodifestivalen

Several Swedish bookies have pulled out of Melodifestivalen, Sweden's qualifying rounds to Eurovision, because a vote-placing robot has left organizers scratching their heads.

World’s most venemous lizard born in Sweden

World’s most venemous lizard born in Sweden

PICTURES: A pair of the most venomous lizards in the world were born this week in a Swedish animal park, the first of their species ever born in Europe.

Sweden’s ten best and worst town slogans

Sweden’s ten best and worst town slogans

There are 290 municipalities in Sweden, each with their own slogan. We trudged through them all and selected our ten favourites... from the weird and the ingenious, to the downright terrible.

Swedish man ruled legal father of unwanted twins

Swedish man ruled legal father of unwanted twins

A Malmö court has ruled that a man is the legal father of twins, conceived "against his wishes" when his wife lied to the fertility clinic abroad.

Swedes react to new baby princess name

Swedes react to new baby princess name

Amelia, Beatrice, Astrid... and top dog Desirée. None of these princess baby name predictions stuck, however. But what did Average Sven think of the name? And what about you?

Sweden’s 2013 exports figures take a dip

Sweden’s 2013 exports figures take a dip

Swedish exports decreased seven percent in the past year, yet trade was comparatively buoyant in the last quarter of 2013 compared to the months prior.

Australia bans Swedish film for child nudity

Australia bans Swedish film for child nudity

Censors in Australia have effectively banned a Swedish film due to scenes of child nudity, with anyone caught selling or showing the film in public risking hefty fines and up to ten years in prison.

Older dads linked to kids with mental health woes

Older dads linked to kids with mental health woes

A study of over 2 million Swedes has found that those with older fathers face higher risks of psychiatric problems and attention disorders, announced researchers on Wednesday.

Two Picassos given to Stockholm museum

Two Picassos given to Stockholm museum

The widow of a Swedish media tycoon donated two paintings by Picasso to Stockholm's Museum of Modern Art, along with six other pieces by other European artists.

Police pull eight-year-old drug pusher claim

Police pull eight-year-old drug pusher claim

Swedish police have retracted a statement that an eight-year-old in a Stockholm suburb was selling narcotics, part of a network of underage couriers in a neighbourhood said to be blighted by drugs.

Apple boycotts Swedish ethical tech review

Apple boycotts Swedish ethical tech review

Sweden's main white-collar union TCO has said most big IT and telecom companies worldwide are happy to work with its ethical certificate scheme, bar one - Apple.