Russia threatens beloved Swedish kids book

Russia threatens beloved Swedish kids book

The Swedish children's book character Karlsson on the Roof could meet an untimely death in Russia, despite his popularity there, if an education ministry proposal to ban "family-hostile literature" comes into effect.

‘All 3,000 beers were for me’: nabbed smuggler

‘All 3,000 beers were for me’: nabbed smuggler

A suspected smuggler who managed to hoodwink Swedish customs but later ran into two officers on the highway has claimed in his defence that he was going to drink the several thousand litres of beer all by himself.

Spring on ice

Spring on ice

The calendar says it's May, but the month began with snow in Stockholm and freezing nights across the country. One Swedish town even had its coldest May temperature in 115 years. And the cold isn't going anywhere quickly.

Minister fears Pfizer cull of Swedish jobs

Minister fears Pfizer cull of Swedish jobs

As Anglo-Swedish drug giant AstraZeneca rejected Pfizer's renewed bid on Friday, Sweden's enterprise minister said she feared any future take-over could result in a loss of jobs in Sweden.

UK-French version of The Bridge to hit Swedish TV

UK-French version of The Bridge to hit Swedish TV

The Anglo-French take on Scandi drama The Bridge will hit Swedish television next week, with a touch of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones set to delight entertainment nerds.

Fermented herring cans explode in hut fire

Fermented herring cans explode in hut fire

Firefighters set to tackle exploding propane bottles realized that they were actually facing cans of fermented herring reacting to a blaze at a fishing hut in northern Sweden. The 1,000 tins of surströmming contained one of the most putrid-smelling delicacies in the world.

Alliance lambasts opposition’s lack of unity

Alliance lambasts opposition’s lack of unity

The government coalition has lashed out at the opposition parties for not being clear about what legislation Swedes can expect if there is a change in government in September.

Student suspended for insulting prof on Twitter

Student suspended for insulting prof on Twitter

A Swedish college has suspended a 21-year-old female student who took to Twitter to insult her teacher's appearance while he was giving a lecture.

Neo-Nazis spark first church alarm since WWII

Neo-Nazis spark first church alarm since WWII

UPDATED WITH AUDIO: The churches in Jönköping rang their bells in warning for two hours on May Day as neo-Nazis took to the streets. The alarm marked the first of its kind for the central Sweden town since World War II broke out.

US drug giant Pfizer raises AstraZeneca bid

US drug giant Pfizer raises AstraZeneca bid

Pfizer announced on Friday that it had revised its takeover offer for Anglo-Swedish drug giant AstraZeneca.

Swedish fast-food chain ‘denies Roma men coffee’

Swedish fast-food chain ‘denies Roma men coffee’

Staff at fast-food restaurant Max told four Roma men that they couldn't buy coffee, because they were Roma.