Swede becomes YouTube star after saving duck

Swede becomes YouTube star after saving duck

A man in eastern Sweden who jumped into chilly water in his underwear to save a duck in distress, becoming a minor YouTube sensation in the process, is our choice for Swede of the Week.

Midwives quit over wages and ‘scared mums’

Midwives quit over wages and ‘scared mums’

Several midwives walked out on the university hospital in Uppsala on Friday after a spat over wages, just one day after the medical union said Swedish women were now scared of giving birth.

Malmö factory fire spills ‘molten lava’ sugar

Malmö factory fire spills ‘molten lava’ sugar

Swedish firefighters have battled for three days to control several thousand tonnes of sugar that have melted from the heat of an industrial fire and spilled out like 'lava' into the countryside.

Norway picks Swedish artist for terror memorial

Norway picks Swedish artist for terror memorial

A Swedish artist will tear a "radical and courageous" scar into a rocky outpost in the fjord where 69 young Norwegians were murdered by right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik in 2011.

Swedish teenage girl tapes sex-pest teacher

Swedish teenage girl tapes sex-pest teacher

A Swedish teen girl successfuly took her sexually solicitous teacher to court after taping his advances, as she wanted to avoid becoming embroiled in a word-against-word legal battle.

Escaped python found in Swede’s loudspeakers

Escaped python found in Swede’s loudspeakers

PICTURES: A Stockholm woman called the police after finding a python in her loudspeakers on Friday. Police were left baffled, and animal experts were called in with a "dead and delicious" treat to lure out the escapee.

Swedes surprised at ‘super’ GDP bump

Swedes surprised at ‘super’ GDP bump

The Swedish statistics bureau reported on Friday that the country's GDP had risen 3.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the same period the year prior.

‘Crimea not a question for Nato’: Sweden

‘Crimea not a question for Nato’: Sweden

UPDATED: As pro-Russian forces took action in the Crimea, Sweden's foreign minister has said the EU and the IMF must help Ukraine through its political turmoil.

Man jailed for shooting Stockholmer in the face

Man jailed for shooting Stockholmer in the face

A man was jailed on Friday for eight years and six months after he shot a man dead in central Stockholm.

Two men caught drunk driving in same car

Two men caught drunk driving in same car

Two Swedish men are suspected of aggravated drunk driving after police pulled them both over in the same car within the same hour.

Neo-Nazi demonstration attack trial starts

Neo-Nazi demonstration attack trial starts

The seven men, three deemed leading neo-Nazis, suspected of being behind the violent attack on peaceful demonstrators in Stockholm faced charges on Friday on the first day of the high-profile and high-security trial.