United Nations Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson said Ukraine needs "a diplomatic escalation and not a military one" adding that he hopes a political solution will be reached to defuse the ongoing tensions between the former Soviet bloc nation and Russia.
Read more Eliasson says diplomacy, not militancy, needed in Ukraine
An civil servant at the Swedish embassy in The Hague is suspected of embezzling cash paid for residency permits to Sweden.
Read more Embassy employee suspected of embezzlement
The social media giant Facebook will build another server center in Sweden's northern town of Luleå, Swedish Radio News reports.
Read more Facebook to add second server center in Luleå
An office building in central Gothenburg was cordoned off Friday afternoon after a threatening phone call was made about a "dangerous object" being in the building. A roughly two-hour search of the building, however, turned up nothing.
Read more Building evacuated after bomb threat
Foreign minister Carl Bildt called the situation in Ukraine "a massive propaganda war", after foreign ministers from the Nordic, Baltic and Visegrad countries condemned the Russian incursion into Crimea during a meeting in the Estonian city of Narva.
Läs mer Bildt: "massive propaganda war" in Ukraine
Sweden's finance minister has told corporations that they have to demand more equality in the board room as part of their self-regulation. Otherwise he will bring in a law to force them to have more women at the top of their companies.
Read more Finance minister calls for more corporate equality
A survey suggests that a clear majority of Swedes want to keep subsidising wind power.
Read more Survey: most support wind power subsidies
A man who killed two of his children by burning down a summer cottage has been sentenced to life in prison.
Read more Father who killed children gets life in prison
Poor people have a harder time getting to visit Sweden, reports news agency TT.
Read more Harder for poor people to get Swedish visa
Much of the news this week has of course been about the continued tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is currently in Narva, for a meeting of Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers. But what is the situation for the new interim government in Ukraine, following the deposition of former president Yanokovych?
Read more What role will the oligarchs play in Ukraine?
Sweden ranks number three in the world when it comes to rule of law, according to a report by the American organization World Justice Project. Denmark tops the list, followed by Norway.
Läs mer Swedish justice system ranked 3rd in world