Sweden's finance minister has recalled that Pfizer's old promise to keep Pharmacia in Sweden fell flat, which makes him worried as the US drugs giant moves in on Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals company AstraZeneca.
Sweden offers the world's third best deal for mothers, but was beaten to the top spot by two neighbours. In contrast, the new report said that Somalia and the US needed to buck up and invest in maternal and infant health.
Despite Sweden's pyjama-party heyday and an MI6 lure called "Ann" with a fail-free seduction record, the Swedish security service Säpo failed to honeytrap Leonid Brezhnev's son during the Cold War thanks to a tattle-tale defector.
Several Swedish cabinet ministers have failed to report being off sick, even as one tweeted about 40C fever. The oversight has allowed them to avoid the first-day-off reduction in salary that all Swedes face when feeling too poorly to work.
Sweden's Sanna Nielsen and her song Undo were voted through to the Eurovision final after Tuesday night's semi-final in Copenhagen.
OVER TO YOU: With threats to labour migration mooted The Local is inviting readers to tell us why Sweden needs skilled foreign workers. You can upload your videos or pictures via social media to be part of the debate.
When his twin daughters were born, The Local correspondent Paul Connolly was told they'd be hot property on the dating market when they grew up - because his girls offered "fresh genes".
Irate parents have emailed an anonymous murder threat to an "Arab-loving" Swedish school principal, after he split the seventh grade into smaller groups of students to welcome immigrant pupils.
A four-bedroom house perched on the Baggensfjärden strait offers prospective new owners unbeatable views, with Stockholm just around the corner.
IN PICTURES: The Karlskrona couple held on suspicion of killing an 8-year-old girl in their care have told the police contradictory versions of what happened the night the young girl died.
A woman in eastern Sweden was shocked when a letter from her insurance company informed her that she had been dead for more than a week.
US drugs giant Pfizer has said it was disappointed with Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals company AstraZeneca for not only rejecting its takeover bid, but refusing to discuss alternatives.