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Christian Democrat party leadership race heats up
Chairwoman Chatrine Pålsson Ahlgren with Jakob Forssmed, left, and Ebba Busch Thor, right, at a press conference. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Christian Democrat party leadership race heats up

The leadership battle in Sweden’s right-wing Christian Democrat Party is heating up. On Monday the contest was narrowed down to two candidates, Ebba Busch Thor and Jakob Forssmed. READ  

'Nobel prize leaks could be given the boot'
Writer Patrick Modiano won the Nobel literature prize in 2014. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

'Nobel prize leaks could be given the boot'

Leaking names of writers shortlisted for Sweden's Nobel literature prize may disqualify them from the prestigious award, the head of the jury has warned. READ  

One dead as piping hot water floods Lund
Photo: TT

One dead as piping hot water floods Lund

One man has died in a bus accident after a burst heating pipe caused near boiling water to flood streets in Lund in southern Sweden on Friday evening. READ  

Scandinavian couple pick up Sundance gong
The Egyptian Theatre lit up on the first night of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Photo: Arthur Mola/Invision/AP

Scandinavian couple pick up Sundance gong

It was another golden day for Scandinavian cinema on Wednesday as a Swedish-Danish couple picked up an award at one of the biggest film festivals in the US. READ  

Swedish firm to look for fresh oil in the Arctic
Lundin Petroleum's Island Innovator platform in Barents Sea. Photo: Pi Frisk/SvD/TT

Swedish firm to look for fresh oil in the Arctic

A Swedish oil and gas firm is hoping to strike black gold in the Arctic, as the industry battles dwindling revenues. READ  

Breastmilk drug could fight resistant bacteria

Swedish researchers may have found a solution to the growing resistance to antibiotics in the most unlikely of places — breastmilk. READ  

Sweden's hit Turist movie shunned at Oscars

Swedish hit film Turist, known as Force Majeure abroad, was widely tipped to make the Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Language film, but did not feature in the nominations. READ  

Gentlemen leads top film award nominations

Mikael Marcimain's film Gentlemen picked up a record number of Guldbagge nominations on Thursday, ahead of Sweden's leading film award ceremony later this month. READ  

Swedish PM hits out at refugee benefit proposal

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has criticised a proposal by the Christian Democrats to reduce the costs of the asylum process, suggesting the idea may play into the hands of the nationalist Sweden Democrats. READ  

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