Five misconceptions about Swedish soldiers

Five misconceptions about Swedish soldiers

Ahead of Swedish Veterans Day, international defence PhD candidate Annelie Gregor lists some common misconceptions about the country's soldiers.

Merkel, Cameron to talk EU reform in Sweden

Merkel, Cameron to talk EU reform in Sweden

The German chancellor will join her British and Dutch counterparts to discuss desired European reform at the Swedish prime minister's summer residence.

Sweden moves to close revenge porn loophole

Sweden moves to close revenge porn loophole

Sweden's justice minister has said Sweden needs new laws to deal with slander online, saying abuse on the internet reverberates far further than conventional attacks.

Secret film released of Stockholm CEO dance

Secret film released of Stockholm CEO dance

A loss-making public company has come under fire for hosting a birthday party for its CEO, who arrived by helicopter and put on a dance routine which was met with little enthusiasm by his staff. The extravaganza was filmed.

‘US rules no licence to discriminate against Iraqi boy’: ombudsman

‘US rules no licence to discriminate against Iraqi boy’: ombudsman

A Swedish engine company risks a $75,000 fine for telling an Iraqi-born high school student he could not intern with them, because it put them at odds with US export rules.

Stockholm airport trains grind to a total halt

Stockholm airport trains grind to a total halt

An electric cable fault has left rail traffic from Stockholm to Arlanda Airport at a standstill. Officials have predicted that the problem may last all through Wednesday, affecting all passengers heading north.

Police face probe for taking pics of protestors

Police face probe for taking pics of protestors

A Swedish woman has reported the Malmö police for forcibly taking her picture when she was on her way to an anti-racism demo over the weekend. The police welcomed the probe.

‘Pretend to be sober for granny’ and other secrets

‘Pretend to be sober for granny’ and other secrets

The public revelry of Graduation Week is the prelude to countless private family receptions. Awkward cross-generational parties are worth their weight in gold for us immigrants, however, argues Danny Chapman.

North Korea, Japan wind up talks in Stockholm

North Korea, Japan wind up talks in Stockholm

North Korea and Japan are set to begin the third and final day of talks in Stockholm believed to be focused on Japanese nationals kidnapped decades ago by Pyongyang.

Crimes against humanity added to Swedish law

Crimes against humanity added to Swedish law

Sweden on Tuesday enshrined crimes against humanity in its penal code, allowing Swedish courts to prosecute severe crimes committed abroad following similar moves in France and Canada.

Hacker cracks into Spotify system

Hacker cracks into Spotify system

Swedish music streaming service Spotify said on Tuesday its system had been attacked by a hacker, who had not been able to access any banking or payment data.