Secular Swedes cheer first saint in 600 years

Secular Swedes cheer first saint in 600 years

A Swedish nun who rescued several Jews in Rome during World War Two is set to become the Nordic country's second saint – more than six centuries after her predecessor Saint Bridget.

Festive Swedish ham escapes slaughter

Festive Swedish ham escapes slaughter

A Swedish pig has gone on the run from a slaughterhouse – making a last bid for freedom with only a week to go until hungry Swedes gather to dine on its porky pals for Christmas.

Malmö students help refugees at Christmas
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Malmö students help refugees at Christmas

Malmö University students are putting refugees in focus this holiday season, part of a wider student-led effort to encourage the university and city to open their arms to Malmö's growing refugee population.

What did Swedes google the most in 2015?

What did Swedes google the most in 2015?

Google has revealed what Swedish people searched for the most during 2015, with everything from 'Fifty Shades of Grey' to the worst pizza in history making the top-10.

Star Wars fever awakens Sweden’s film nerds

Star Wars fever awakens Sweden’s film nerds

UPDATED: How many light sabres have popped up in your Facebook feed so far? Tech-loving Swedes are gripped by Star Wars fever as one of the most-hyped movies of all time hits screens across the Nordics, before the US.

SAS shares soar as airline returns to profit

SAS shares soar as airline returns to profit

Scandinavian airline SAS reported a return to profitability on Wednesday, sending its shares flying on the Stockholm stock exchange.

Critics ‘disappointed’ with Sweden’s Isis plans

Critics ‘disappointed’ with Sweden’s Isis plans

UPDATED: Sweden's decision not to provide Jas Gripen aircraft to help France's fight against Isis has been criticized by opposition politicians and military experts.

Five Swedish winter recipes to warm you up this Christmas

Five Swedish winter recipes to warm you up this Christmas

Hearty food is the best antidote to winter gloom, so we've compiled a selection of our favourite traditional Swedish recipes for the holiday season.

Police conduct ‘secret’ study of Roma beggars

Police conduct ‘secret’ study of Roma beggars

Swedish police have compiled a controversial register, listing information about members of the Roma community found begging on the street.