Some families in Sweden have been extorted for money after their relatives are kidnapped in Libya.
Sweden and Cambodia signed an agreement today to cooperate more in order to fight cross-border crime.
One of the founders of The Pirate Bay file-sharing website will appeal a ruling from the Stockholm district court last week that ordered the names thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se to be handed over to the Swedish government, according to the newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
Despite strong job growth, unemployment is still high, according to remarks from the labor market minister, Ylva Johansson of the Social Democrats, at a press conference Monday morning.
Many pasta varieties made in Sweden contain more of the dangerous heavy metal cadmium than do Italian-made varieties, according to analysis from the Swedish National Food Agency.
The Swedish Cricket Federation was celebrating at the weekend after the committee that governs sport in Sweden voted "yes" to giving it membership to the Swedish Sports Confederation. Although the proposal still needs to be put to a members vote at this weekend's annual general meeting, it seems that cricket will be welcomed into the Swedish sports fraternity.
The Arctic Challenge Exercise, one of the biggest military plane exercises of the year, began Monday in the north of Sweden.
Local residents were warned to stay indoors Sunday afternoon with doors and windows closed, because of a factory fire in the village of Kälarne in Jämtland in northern Sweden.
The Somaliland national team played and won its first ever soccer match Saturday, beating a pick-up team of local Swedish players 1-0 in the small town of Vrigstad in Småland in southern Sweden.
A suburban Stockholm shopping mall was evacuated when gunmen robbed a jewelry shore there Saturday morning. It’s unclear if the two events are related, but at the time of the robbery smoke filled the Kista Galleria shopping center and the fire alarms went off.
May 24 is National Park Day in Sweden, honoring the day 102 years ago when Parliament established this country’s first nine national parks. To mark the occasion Sunday, the Environmental Protection Agency named five new areas that it wants to be protected as national parks.
The Swedish Transport Administration is to spend SEK 200 million on better electrical safety on lines and railyards because of current deficiencies, writes SVT, Swedish Television News.
Swedish researchers have discovered that the dog may have become a human companion much earlier than previously believed. The analysis of a Siberian jaw fragment indicates the process where wolves evolved into dogs was underway 35,000 years ago.
A bit of rain in central Sweden today, and in the North, while the best chances for seeing the sun are from the islands of Öland and Gotland, and also Norrbotten county. But there are weather warnings for parts of the Norrbotten, because of high water levels, and gales along the straight of Skagerrak. Later on today, in the west, some sun could smile down as well. Temperatures reaching up towards 18 degrees Celsius in the southwest, down to around freezing in the mountains of Lappland.
Temperatures at 12:00 noon (degrees Celsius)
- Stockholm: 16
- Malmö: 14
- Gothenburg: 13
- Kiruna: 6
The sun rose over Stockholm at 3:55 this morning and sets at 9:37pm.
Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw won the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna Saturday night, with the song “Heroes”, an electro-pop ballad, in which he danced in front of a black screen with animated gnomes.
Sweden’s beloved children book hero Pippi Longstocking celebrated her 70th birthday on Friday, and today the event has been marked around Sweden.
Rail traffic between Gothenburg and Alingsås came to a halt just after 4:00 PM Saturday afternoon, because of an accident outside Partille. The stop affected all rail traffic between Gothenburg and Skövde, as well as trains continuing north to Stockholm.
There were victories by Kenya and Ethiopia in this year’s Göteborgsvarvet half marathon.