‘Vagina’ art to be sold at international Ikea stores

‘Vagina’ art to be sold at international Ikea stores

Controversial Swedish artist Carolina Falkholt, who paints pictures that symbolise female genitalia, is set to have her pieces included in Ikea's upcoming spring 'Street Art' collection.

Prime Minister survives vote of no confidence

Prime Minister survives vote of no confidence

A no-confidence motion against Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, led by the nationalist Sweden Democrat party was rejected by parliament on Tuesday.

Famous Swedish snack gets 2015 makeover

Famous Swedish snack gets 2015 makeover

One of Sweden's best loved sweet treats, the semla bun, has been given a revamp in Stockholm, with huge queues outside a cafe selling the new flat, wrapped version of the snack, designed to be eaten on the go.

Sweden’s Ikea rebuilds relations in Russia

Sweden’s Ikea rebuilds relations in Russia

Swedish furniture giant Ikea said on Tuesday that it was standing by its expansion plans in crisis-ridden Russia, saying it was focussing on the long term, but also monitoring the current situation in the country closely.

Sweden’s largest photo contest set for spring

Sweden’s largest photo contest set for spring

One of Sweden's oldest and most prestigious photo contests is returning in March, showcasing talent from around the nation - and more women than ever before.

Sweden’s Luleå carves spot for giant beaver

Sweden’s Luleå carves spot for giant beaver

The northern Swedish town of Luleå has unveiled its annual giant animal-themed ice sculpture, with a beaver selected for 2015.

Dark future forecast for Swedish economy

Dark future forecast for Swedish economy

Sweden's Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson has formally lowered her growth forecast for the country's economy, suggesting it will expand by 2.4 percent this year and 2.7 percent in 2016.

SI alumn profile: ‘All my dreams are coming true’

SI alumn profile: ‘All my dreams are coming true’

Born in Egypt and raised in Saudi Arabia, Amr Magdi spent years studying to be a doctor and serving in the army before he found his own true path. After finishing his programme as part of the NFGL at Lund University, he now works in New York. Amr shares his story.

Snoop sweeps into Swedish ‘Ikea’ town

Snoop sweeps into Swedish ‘Ikea’ town

One of the world’s biggest hip hop stars performed in the city of Karlstad in southern Sweden on Monday, a place best known internationally for providing the name of one of Ikea’s most popular sofas.

Fears over rise in solo child refugee arrivals

Fears over rise in solo child refugee arrivals

There are worries about the rising number of unaccompanied refugee children in Sweden, with around 300 estimated to have arrived since the start of 2015.

‘Something is going wrong in Sweden’

‘Something is going wrong in Sweden’

A fortnight after the Paris attacks, Asim Mehmood, 31, who is a Muslim and an entrepreneur in Umeå, northern Sweden, says he's feeling increasingly afraid about growing Islamophobia in Sweden.