Sweden’s top unis drop off Times ranking

Sweden’s top unis drop off Times ranking

Only one Swedish university was ranked among the top 100 in the world in the new Times Higher Education ranking, as two lauded Swedish institutions fell off the list entirely.

Reactor rooftop intrusion ‘no threat’: Sweden

Reactor rooftop intrusion ‘no threat’: Sweden

Swedish nuclear energy authorities said Wednesday morning's large-scale break and entry by Greenpeace activists had not threatened the reactors at Oskarshamn in the country's south.

Ten more untranslatable Swedish words

Ten more untranslatable Swedish words

What's that word for when you buy two bottles of champagne, only to pour one down the sink to impress the crowds with your wealth? Oh that's right, there is no word in English for that, but in Swedish, on the other hand...

Swedish firm defends ‘ladies only’ job ad

Swedish firm defends ‘ladies only’ job ad

A trendy start-up in southern Sweden has defended a job ad where they asked for female candidates only, arguing that it wasn't policy but "a philosophy".

Sweden stops payouts to ‘anti-gay Uganda’

Sweden stops payouts to ‘anti-gay Uganda’

Sweden will halt all state-to-state development aid to Uganda after the East African nation passed legislation curtailing the rights of homosexuals, the international development minister said on Wednesday.

Swedish champagne king gets top French nod

Swedish champagne king gets top French nod

France will bestow its top honor the Legion d'Honneur to Swedish champagne expert and author Richard Juhlin, who has sampled more than 8,000 bottles. He said Muslims and his breastfeeding wife were behind his latest venture.

Boys, 10, ‘try to sell sex’ to morning commuters

Boys, 10, ‘try to sell sex’ to morning commuters

Swedish police have received a report that three underage boys speaking bad German tried to sell sex to women at a busy commuter hub in central Sweden.

Border guards ‘seasick’ at Stockholm airport

Border guards ‘seasick’ at Stockholm airport

Border security staff at Stockholm's Arlanda airport have complained of feeling seasick after modifications to a passport control centre left them trembling in their boots.

Sweden stands out in domestic violence study

Sweden stands out in domestic violence study

A new EU review of violence against women has revealed that one in three European women has been assaulted, and one in twenty has been raped, with the Scandinavian countries at the top of the league tables.

Swedes ratchet up hunt for summer houses

Swedes ratchet up hunt for summer houses

The number of Swedes looking for a second home in the countryside went up by 15 percent last year, with one municipality in particular seeing most of the property listings traffic online.

‘Hitch-hiking’ raccoon sparks invasion fears

‘Hitch-hiking’ raccoon sparks invasion fears

The discovery of a dead raccoon on a Swedish beach has wildlife experts worried the species may have spread to Sweden, with hopes pinned on it having fallen off a ship.