Our coverage of news about Sweden
Falkenberg FF named former Celtic and Barcelona striker Henrik Larsson as the team's new coach, the club announced on Wednesday.
"This is going to be a lot of fun and inspiring," said Larsson the club's website, according to Reuters. "I like challenges, and I'm looking forward to doing something that everyone outside Falkenberg believes is impossible."
Read more Henke Larsson named Falkenberg's new coach
Swedish rapper Jason "Timbuktu" Diakité was recognized at ceremony in Parliament on Wednesday though several politicians boycotted the event saying he threatened party leader Jimmie Åkesson in a song.
Read more Rapper's lyrics prompt snub from politicians
The Swedish weather service SMHI is warning that Storm Sven is on its way, bringing heavy snowfall and winds over southern and central Sweden both Thursday and Friday.
Read more Storm Sven heading for Sweden with heavy snow
The Swedish Agency for Health and Care Services Analysis said doctors should spend more time with patients and less on administrative work, newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports.
A new report on Tuesday found that many patients say they have too little time with their doctor.
Read more Report: doctors spend too little time with patients
Sweden's Land and Environmental Court of Appeal rejected on Tuesday a proposed wind farm off the coast of Gävle after it was determined the project could threaten the habitat of a species of ducks, Swedish Radio News reports.
Read more Citing duck habitat, court halts wind farm
A new poll shows Sweden's ruling government alliance would lose its majority with the red-green opposition parties capturing nearly 50 percent of voters if the election was held today.
If the red-green opposition was to form a coalition ahead of next year's election, the Social Democrats, Left and Green parties would win a convincing victory with 49.8 percent of the vote. Statistics Sweden found the center-right ruling block would receive 39.7 percent of the votes.
Read more Red-green parties strong lead in polls
A fatal railway accident caused major disruptions Tuesday evening in train traffic for southern Sweden.
News agency TT reports that one person was hit and killed by a passing train as it was traveling between the towns of Flen and Katrineholm in eastern Sweden.
Read more Fatal accident in eastern Sweden delays trains
Thousands of rail passengers suffered delays Tuesday evening after a train was forced to stop between Södertälje and Katrineholm. Swedish Radio News reports the stoppage will also affect long-distance trains between Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
The accident happened at 5:30 p.m. when an commuter train headed for Stockholm hit something the conductor believes was an animal.
Read more Train accident slows rail traffic for thousands
The most common household in Sweden is a single person. That's according to Statistics Sweden which has for the first time in 20 years examined the make of Swedish households.
Read more Single, childless adults make up Sweden's most common household
The effects of Storm Hilde on Sweden's timber industry were announced Tuesday, with 3.5 million cubic meters of trees downed a fortnight ago. The damage could equal out to a loss of SEK 500 million for the industry.
Read more Timber industry could lose millions due to storm
Sweden was once again highlighted for being one of the least corrupt nations in the world, according to an annual survey from Transparency International.
Read more Sweden scores high in anti-corruption index
Stefan Löfven, the leader of the Social Democrats, said Sweden's falling results in maths, science and reading comprehension compared to many other countries in the OECD was a "national crisis".
Read more Löfven on school performance: 'A national crisis'
The Vasa, Sweden's world-famous battleship that sunk in Stockholm harbour in 1628 on its maiden voyage, and now one of this country's most popular tourist attractions, is facing a new threat: its hefty wooden structure is warping and cracking under its own weight - ever so slightly - but enough to make the museum launch a research project to find ways of supporting the aging vessel.
Read more Vasa fights battle to keep shipshape
Small unmanned aerial vehicles, known as drones, have increased rapidly in Sweden. They are used for example by photographers to take aerial photographs, or by estate agents who want to photograph a house.
Read more Surging number of drones in the country
A 30-year-old man's been sentenced to four months in prison for human trafficking. The man was stopped in September by the police and customs at the port of Helsingborg after he drove off a ferry from Denmark in a minibus with 9 Syrians on board. He had 6,500 euros in cash in his pockets. The man claimed that he had done nothing wrong and it was a humanitarian act to help the Syrians seek asylum in Sweden.