The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for research into stem cells.
Swedish retail giant Ikea moved a step closer to setting up retail operations in India, saying on Monday it had filed the final paperwork with the Indian government for its entry.
Students in central Sweden have taken to Facebook in a show of support for their school's head cook whose food was recently deemed "too good" by local authorities.
Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who stood as sureties before he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London were ordered on Monday to pay £93,500 ($150,000) by next month.
A Swedish sports commentator has come under fire for referring to a football player as a “darkie” (svarting) during a live weekend radio broadcast; however he claims that he didn't realize he was on air at the time.
Mijailo Mijailovic, convicted of the murder of Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh in 2003, has been convicted for a 2011 unprovoked attack on a fellow prison inmate.
An estimated 300 people gathered at Stockholm's Raoul Wallenberg Square on Sunday to show solidarity with the Jews of Malmö, where a Jewish community building was attacked recently.
A village in northern Sweden has been cut off since Sunday night after torrential rainfall made the area inaccessible.
Many emigrants from the Balkans are being tricked into coming to Sweden for a permanent residence permit that they'll never get, a problem the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) puts down to "misinformation" from travel organizers.
Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), having made his fortune from his 1866 invention of dynamite, ordered the creation of the Nobel Prizes in his will, but it was a long road to the first ceremony and some of the will's finer points still create a stir today.
Sweden's tradition of gender equality has famously put more mums in the workplace while rising numbers of dads stay at home. Now advocates have a new frontier: they're pushing for a gender-neutral pronoun, "hen", to be added to "han" (he) and "hon" (she).
Jobs, the economy, and welfare gains were the subjects of a heated debate when Sweden's eight party leaders met for the autumn's first televised debate since the opening of the new parliamentary session.
A young woman has been praised by police for her “bravery and integrity” after she intervened in a Stockholm mugging and forced the thieves to return their loot.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in an interview published Monday he has hired a legal team to establish whether he has a case to sue Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for defamation.