Social Democrat economic policy spokesman Pär Nuder has stepped down from the post following speculation that party leader Mona Sahlin was dissatisfied with his performance.
When a group of young people with Turkish and Lebanese backgrounds attacked a bus driver in Berlin, saying "everything is damned German everywhere," many in the German media held it up as a sign of how young immigrant men had grown to hate the majority German population.
A television advert for drinks maker Jägermeister has incurred the wrath of Sweden's Trade Ethical Council against Sexism in Advertising (ERK).
A bartender is among five people to have gone on trial in Berlin on Thursday, accused of encouraging a 16-year-old boy to drink himself to death in a tequila drinking contest.
A shop selling a clothing brand populare with neo-Nazis has been forced to close following widespread protests. In response to the protests, a shop for Thor Steinar, a clothing brand popular with neo-Nazis, will have to move. The Thor Steiner shop on Alexanderplatz will close at the end of the month due to cancellation of its rent contract. Thor Steiner, however, told the Berlin daily, the Tagesspiegel, that it has already found retail space elsewhere in Berlin and will open its new store this week.
The Stockholm stock exchange climbed strongly on Thursday on the back of rises in New York and Tokyo.
Two years on from a boycott of its products, Swedish-Danish dairy company Arla Foods has reestablished itself on the Middle Eastern market.
A Greek courted has sentenced a 47-year-old German man to life in prison for the murder of his wife. The man remained living in an apartment together with the corpse of his 54-year-old dead wife, which lay surrounded by flowers, dolls and stuffed animals. The man was arrested in the small northern town of Asprovalta last February and stood trial in the city of Thessaloniki.
Sweden's top medical university, the Karolinska Institute, has expelled a medical student with a prior conviction for murder.
27 Swedish football hooligans have been convicted for rioting at a football match at Råsunda Stadium near Stockholm in 2004.
Male babies born shorter than average run over twice the risk of violent death by suicide later in life, a new study suggests.
Bill Gates has visited Sweden to collect an honorary doctorate from Stockholm's Karolinska Institute (KI).
German-Austrian film Die Fälscher – The Counterfeiters - has been nominated for the Oscar for best foreign film. The movie was co-produced in Babelsberg, near Berlin.
Police in Malmö made eight arrests after finding quantities of weapons and narcotics during a raid on the Diablos motorcycle club on Wednesday night, Expressen reports.
Sweden's former Finance Minister Pär Nuder is expected to be asked to step down from his position as economic spokesman for the Social Democrats.
Airline SAS serviced routes for years using planes containing dangerous hidden construction errors, a Danish newspaper has reported.