‘Nationalist promises are a lie’: liberal EU head candidate

‘Nationalist promises are a lie’: liberal EU head candidate

The liberal pick to head the next European Commission, Guy Verhofstadt, tells Oliver Gee why he understands disillusioned voters. The Belgian slams the union's crisis management, but warns that nationalists make false promises.

‘Police software’ sent drugs to ambassador

‘Police software’ sent drugs to ambassador

A clerk working for the Swedish police accidentally sent a package of seized narcotics not to the forensic lab, but to the Albanian embassy in Stockholm. A review has pinned the blame on a software glitch.

‘AstraZeneca won’t withstand Pfizer’: expert

‘AstraZeneca won’t withstand Pfizer’: expert

Losing Astra-Zeneca to Pfizer appears inevitable, because Sweden has a bad track record of withstanding short-sighted investors, warns industry expert Torun Nilsson.

In Pictures: Swedes flock to dog grooming show

In Pictures: Swedes flock to dog grooming show

Barking mad dog lovers descended on southern Sweden for the first ever Swedish International Grooming Competition (Swedgroom). Check out some of the best shots of the show, which drew a strong crowd in Malmö.

Swedes targeted in new ‘Microsoft’ phone scam

Swedes targeted in new ‘Microsoft’ phone scam

Elderly Swedes are falling victim to a new scam being perpetrated by English-speaking fraudsters claiming to work for Microsoft.

Stockholm train crash ‘not the cleaner’s fault’

Stockholm train crash ‘not the cleaner’s fault’

Investigators looking into the runaway train that crashed into a family home last year have cleared the cleaner on board of all responsibility. The train operators at first named her a likely culprit.

Networking key to seven in ten Swedish jobs

Networking key to seven in ten Swedish jobs

Labour-market training, meant to prep job seekers for work, no longer has the desired effect, Sweden's jobs agency said on Monday. Networking was still the best way to find a job last year.

Rolling Stones fans warned over fake tickets

Rolling Stones fans warned over fake tickets

Swedish Rolling Stones fans may not get any satisfaction from their tickets to see the rockers in action, after police announced that scores of fake ones were being circulated.

Sweden has third lowest child death rate

Sweden has third lowest child death rate

Sweden has the third lowest infant mortality rate in western Europe, with just 2.7 deaths per 1,000 births, a comprehensive new study revealed.

Tax-return stragglers told to hurry up

Tax-return stragglers told to hurry up

With a midnight deadline looming to file your taxes, more than two thirds of income earners in Sweden have chosen to verify their information electronically.

Swedish study sheds light on autism cause

Swedish study sheds light on autism cause

A study of over 2 million Swedes has found that environmental factors are equally as important as genes in determining whether a child will be born with autism.