Swedes join New Year’s Day icy dip trend

Swedes join New Year’s Day icy dip trend

Swedes are known as dedicated followers of fashion and one trend increasing in popularity is to bring in the New Year with a bracing swim, a tradition popular in the Netherlands, Russia and Canada.

Your top stories of 2014

Your top stories of 2014

Despite a turbulent political year, the stories you clicked on and shared the most ranged from an unbelievable monster rat to an unfathomable rogue submarine.

Growing up without a father: A Bosnian story

Growing up without a father: A Bosnian story

IN MY VOICE: SI scholarship student Nikola Hajdin examines the long-lasting effects that growing up without a father had on a generation of children raised during and after the war in Bosnia in the early 1990s.

Swedes warned to stay home on New Year’s Eve

Swedes warned to stay home on New Year’s Eve

The Swedish Transport Administration has warned Swedes to keep off the roads this New Year's Eve due to ice with several fatal accidents reported in the past 24 hours.

Swedish youth pastor convicted of raping child

Swedish youth pastor convicted of raping child

A pastor in the Church of Sweden diocese of Uppsala has been jailed after being convicted of raping a teenage member of his confirmation class.