2 car bombs rock Sweden's Malmo

2014-12-20 22:01

Swedish police say two car bombs have shattered dozens of windows in a multi-ethnic district of Malmo, Sweden's third largest city.

Pirate Bay website offline after police raid

2014-12-10 09:51

Police in Sweden have carried out a raid against controversial file sharing website ‘The Pirate Bay’, according to reports.

XC90 twin-engine 'most powerful SUV'

2014-12-08 13:55

Volvo has unleashed its first car designed from the ground up for plug-in/electrification compatibility, the XC90 T8. Meet the luxury, performance SUV with emissions of a small hybrid.

War rubble removed in Gaza

2014-12-03 22:41

A large-scale project has begun to clear rubble left over from the summer war in Gaza.

Swedish court upholds Assange detention order

2014-11-20 22:25

A Swedish court has rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order issued over allegations of sexual assault.

Sweden grapples with huge household debt

2014-11-09 12:30

Sweden's new centre-left government and its financial authorities will be under pressure when they meet to tackle a mountain of household debt.

Video: Did Porsche Macan fail 'Elk Test'?

2014-10-30 08:11

A Porsche Macan has allegedly failed Sweden's so-called 'Elk Test', designed to simulate what might happen when a car swerves suddenly to avoid a moose or other road obstacle. Watch the video and decide for yourself!

Swedish military calls off hunt for suspected submarine

2014-10-24 11:41

The Swedish military says it has called off its search for a suspected foreign submarine in waters off Stockholm after a week-long hunt, ending the country's biggest military mobilisation since the Cold War.

Sweden ready to force submarine to surface

2014-10-21 17:25

Sweden's armed forces chief has warned it could use force to bring to the surface a suspected Russian mini-submarine.

Sweden: Hunt on for foreign submarine

2014-10-19 22:53

Sweden has released a grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm's archipelago, as the military hunted for a foreign submarine or divers in the country's biggest such mobilisation since the Cold War.

Volvo set to add 1 300 jobs in Sweden

2014-10-16 15:27

China-owned Volvo Cars has said it would add 1 300 jobs at its main plant in Sweden, citing growing demand for its new cars.

Woman gives birth after uterus transplant

2014-10-04 12:46

A woman in Sweden has give birth for the first time after a uterus transplant, researchers at the University of Gothenburg say.

New 'feminist' govt with a Green tinge in Sweden

2014-10-03 20:01

Sweden's new Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Loefven unveiled what he called a "feminist" government including Green Party ministers for the first time in the Nordic country.

Swedish driver's head on the block?

2014-09-22 09:33

Sweden's king, 68-year-old Carl XVI Gustaf, was in a crash en route to a Stockholm airport. The fate of the other driver is unknown, but the king was not heard to say: "Off with his head!"

Sweden votes for change, conservative govt out

2014-09-15 09:33

Sweden has voted for a change of government with a left-leaning bloc ending Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's eight years in office at the helm of a conservative-led coalition.

Better bladders

2014-09-08 11:31

The pill may cut the risk of a leaky bladder.

Sweden tests patient for Ebola

2014-09-01 11:30

A man is in isolation at a Sweden hospital, pending tests to determine whether he has contracted Ebola, a physician says.

UK could end Assange row soon - Ecuador

2014-08-20 08:16

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa says Britain has the power to resolve the Julian Assange standoff, after the WikiLeaks founder voiced hope he would soon leave Ecuador's embassy in London.

Volvo makes eyes at Chinese rich

2014-08-18 10:30

With headlights shaped like Thor's hammer and space for a humidity-controlled cigar case, Volvo's new cars are sporting luxury features.

Sweden battles raging forest fire

2014-08-05 14:19

Swedish firefighters are battling a massive forest fire described as the worst in living memory which has engulfed homes, left one man dead and sent hundreds fleeing their homes.

Swedish court to decide on Assange's fate

2014-07-16 10:38

A Swedish court will hold a public hearing to determine if an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for alleged sexual assault should be dropped.

How nations are tackling nuclear waste storage

2014-07-15 10:25

Tens of thousands of tons of spent fuel stored at nuclear power plants will remain dangerously radioactive for thousands of years- a vexing problem that nuclear-powered nations around the world face.

Volvo V60 Polestar headed for SA

2014-06-26 12:18

Volvo has started production of its new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar units at its factory plant in Sweden.

Volvo V60 Polestar headed for SA

2014-06-25 13:40

Volvo has started production of its new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar units at its factory plant in Sweden.


Russia denies near miss in Baltic skies

2014-12-14 17:58

Russia's defence ministry has denied Swedish claims that for the second time this year, a Russian military aircraft nearly collided with a passenger jet over Sweden.

Bomb alert at Stockholm's Arlanda airport

2014-12-09 18:19

Swedish police have evacuated parts of a terminal building at Stockholm's Arlanda airport after a bomb alert and apprehended a man who appeared mentally unstable.

Smoking worse for men

2014-12-05 07:05

Male smokers are three times more likely than non-smoking men to lose their Y chromosomes.

Up to 300 Swedes fighting with ISIS

2014-11-22 22:06

As many as 300 Swedes could have joined the Islamic State insurgency, whose brutal tactics in Iraq and Syria have shocked the world, Sweden's intelligence chief says.

Swedish bus driver sacked for refusing blacks

2014-11-12 18:15

A Swedish bus driver has been sacked for forcing black people off her bus, a local official says.

Sweden first to recognise Palestine

2014-10-30 13:30

Sweden will officially recognise the state of Palestine, becoming the first major European country to do so, foreign minister Margot Wallstrom says.

Russia still has troops in Ukraine - NATO

2014-10-24 19:12

Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal.

Swedish sub hunt eased

2014-10-22 18:58

A six-day long search for a suspected submarine in Swedish territorial waters near the capital of Stockholm has entered a new phase.

Swedish navy widens search for mystery sub

2014-10-20 19:27

Sweden's navy has widened the search for a suspected foreign submarine as speculation mounted over the origin of the mystery vessel.

Sweden checks out suspicious submarine

2014-10-17 22:22

Sweden's military is searching an area of the sea around the Stockholm archipelago after a report on "suspicious underwater activity".

Nobel season opens with Snowden speculation

2014-10-06 11:53

Nobel season has opened up with speculation rife over fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's prospects for the peace prize.

Sweden to recognise Palestinian state: PM

2014-10-03 22:31

Sweden's new prime minister Stefan Loefven says the Nordic country would recognise Palestine, underlining his support for a two-state solution.

Swedish government weighs quotas for women

2014-10-01 10:30

A new Swedish government could introduce quotas to bring more women onto company boards if businesses don't act themselves, during the next two years.

Better bladders

2014-09-19 13:00

The pill may cut the risk of a leaky bladder.

Assange Swedish arrest warrant upheld

2014-09-12 17:13

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have appealed a decision by a Swedish court to uphold an arrest warrant issued for him.

Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man

2014-09-01 12:16

Medical authorities in the Swedish capital say tests on a man brought into hospital over the weekend and suspected of potentially carrying Ebola showed no signs the deadly disease.

Swedish giant to open at V&A Waterfront

2014-08-20 15:00

A Swedish retailer has confirmed that it will be opening a South African store in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront in 2015.

Iconic Volvo 240 turns 40

2014-08-19 08:53

Volvo’s 200 series became an unprecedented success for the automaker with 2.8-million units sold. In August 2014, Volvo celebrates 40 years of its iconic 240!

Sweden may build a nuclear reactor for research

2014-08-14 13:52

The Swedish government is looking at building a nuclear reactor purely for research, although a decision will not be taken until after a general election in September.


Watch a battle tank drift

2014-07-16 11:39

Tanks are traditionally used in warfare though when they're not is use mechanics might become restless as a video shows. Watch as a Swedish battle tank drifts around a snow-laden road!

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How nations are tackling nuclear waste storage

2014-07-15 11:19

Tens of thousands of tons of spent fuel stored at nuclear power plants will remain dangerously radioactive for thousands of years- a vexing problem that nuclear-powered nations around the world face.

Hyundai sets fuel-cell distance record

2014-07-11 13:47

Proof of the pudding, and all that... an Hyundai ix35 powered by electricity generated by a hydrogen fuel cell has covered 700km in Scandinavia - and claimed a world record.

Swede dies after jumping from helicopter

2014-07-03 15:34

A Swedish man has died after he jumped from a helicopter above the North Sea while being taken to hospital in Norway.

Petrol-diesel hybrid may be key to cleaner driving

2014-06-25 13:56

Scientists in Sweden have modified a diesel engine to work with gasoline, an adjustment they say could significantly reduce emissions and fuel consumption for vehicles on the road.

New discovery in frozen veggies

2014-06-25 10:51

Researchers in Sweden have developed a method of freezing fresh vegetables that preserves their firmness and taste after defrosting.

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