A video of Swedes struggling to cope with the cold snap was making the rounds online on Wednesday, as temperatures were expected to drop to -20C in the capital by the weekend.
Sweden's state prosecutor's office said on Wednesday that it had formally asked Ecuador for permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.
Introducing Sweden's most independent cat. Sessan, who went missing in 2004, has just been found by her owner, after forging a new life by a recycling station.
Swedish police were faced with a tough nut to crack on Wednesday after officers pulled over a car with two men – only to find 250 kilo of presumably stolen cashew nuts inside.
A new sports club which listed murdered Swedish women on its flyers and suggested that the victims might have survived if they'd learned karate skills is facing a backlash.
UPDATED: Sweden's political parties need to pull together to tackle the nation's housing crisis, rather than keep rowing about it, the country's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has said.
UPDATED: Chinese authorities are holding a Swedish citizen on suspicion of endangering national security, Beijing confirmed on Wednesday, as it appeared he had been caught up in a crackdown on human rights lawyers.
UPDATED: Israel has said Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström is no longer welcome in the country after she called for investigations into the killing of Palestinians by the Israeli army in recent months.
If you're a foreigner who's got used to living life "the Swedish way", or a Swede who's moved abroad, common conversations with locals in other countries can end up feeling rather strange.