The Swedish government is proposing to call time on a service that allows people to talk to a pastor by ringing the national emergency number 112, a move that counters action to cut suicide rates, the service's national coordinator has said.
Former two-term Republican US senator Gordon Humphrey has called Sweden the "ideal country" to provide refuge to whistleblower Edward Snowden, saying that it "has a reputation for high-mindedness" and is only a short flight from Moscow.
Swedish construction and engineering firm Skanska reported higher than expected second quarter profits on Thursday, helped by growth in its US construction operations, but added that competition remains "intense".
Eight people sustained injuries after two trams collided in central Gothenburg on Thursday morning causing severe traffic problems.
Police on Gran Cranaria are searching for a Swedish man in his thirties in connection with the murder of a 32-year-old women in Las Palmas, with media reports indicating that the man has fled to Turkey.
The recent birth of a healthy baby gibbon at a zoo in central Sweden has surprised keepers, given that its infamously fertile parents are well into their 40s, a rarity for the species.
Swedish fetish pin-up Calamity Amelie is on a mission to ensure adult entertainment actors are properly paid, to put Sweden back on the industry map with the help of rubber tentacles, and wants women to be valued for more than their looks.
The government must fulfil its pre-election promise to raise taxes on alcohol by 2014, said Health Minister Maria Larsson on Thursday, adding that time is ticking on the matter to be resolved before its second terms draws to a close.
Half of police officers prosecuted for excessive violence are freed by the courts, showed a new review on Thursday that followed a highly publicized video of a Stockholm policewoman hitting a man repeatedly with her baton.
Swedish telecom firm Ericsson has reported a net profit of 2.16 billion kronor for the second quarter 2013, news which sent the firm's stock tumbling by almost 5 percent in early trading on Thursday.