A series of fierce storms in the past few years have cost Swedish insurance companies 5.2 billion kronor, leading to higher premiums and warnings of worse to come.
A father, mother and their two grown-up children have all been arrested in Malmö on serious drug charges.
A plan by a Swedish band to symbolically burn a witch on stage in the country's Eurovision heats has led to outrage from feminists.
There was renewed uncertainty on the Stockholm stock exchange on Monday as international markets continued to fluctuate.
The daughter of ‘Rock me Amadeus’ singer Falco has released a biography depicting the eccentric star as a caring and attentive father. For eight years, Katharina Bianca Vitkovic lived with the Austrian pop star, whose real name was Hans Hölzel.
Sweden needs to do more to prevent alcohol and tobacco companies from exploiting countries in the developing world, says Left Party member of parliament Kent Persson.
Finland have named Englishman Stuart Baxter as their new coach replacing compatriot Roy Hodgson with a view to qualifying the country for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Olof Mellberg will move from Aston Villa to Juventus at the end of the season, the Sweden defender announced on Monday.
Feminist Initiative (FI) has announced that it intends putting forward candidates for Sweden's next general election in 2010.
A 37-year-old American light technician, John Y., could face up to 15 years in prison for raping a young Swedish woman at the Full Moon Festival in Brandenburg last July. Carolina A, a 21-year-old paralegal from Sweden, claimed she was raped under the stage while a band played.
Later this week public prosecutor Håkan Roswall plans to bring charges against the people who run the popular Pirate Bay file-sharing site. They are accused of being accessories to breaches of copyright law, Reuters reports.
Younger voters’ anger over CDU candidate Roland Koch’s harsh rhetoric and plan to combat youth crime was a blow to the centre-right party in Hesse’s state parliamentary elections on Sunday.
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Fifty years after the Church of Sweden allowed women to become priests, more women than men are becoming ordained.
The number of suicide attempts among young people in Sweden is increasing. The rise among young women has been particularly sharp, although the figure for young men is also up.
King Carl XVI Gustaf is to present medals to four Swedes for their service during the 2004 tsunami disaster in South East Asia, in which more than 500 Swedes were among the dead.