Swedes struggle to stay on feet in icy weather

Swedes struggle to stay on feet in icy weather

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 asks permission to question Assange

Sweden asks permission to question Assange

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.

Swedish cat owner finds lost pet a decade later

Swedish cat owner finds lost pet a decade later

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.

Nuts! Swedish police probe weird cashew haul

Nuts! Swedish police probe weird cashew haul

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.

Karate club kicked for using murder victims in adverts

Karate club kicked for using murder victims in adverts

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.

Swedish PM: ‘Stop arguing, start building’

Swedish PM: ‘Stop arguing, start building’

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.

China stops access to Swedish campaigner

China stops access to Swedish campaigner

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.

Israel ‘bans’ Swedish visit over deaths row

Israel ‘bans’ Swedish visit over deaths row

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.

Nine ‘normal’ chats that sound totally odd to Swedish people

Nine ‘normal’ chats that sound totally odd to Swedish people

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.