True grit: London musical aims for Swede success

True grit: London musical aims for Swede success

A villain standing in front of a Union Jack has been glowering at Stockholmers from billboards across the city in recent weeks. Kathleen Harman looks at how a hard-edged British musical is looking for success in Sweden.

Mixed reactions to EU emission targets

Mixed reactions to EU emission targets

Sweden's government on Wednesday welcomed an ambitious EU project to fight climate change, but Swedish industry insisted it was unfair to make the Scandinavian country bear one of the heaviest burdens.

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Bourse joy short-lived

The Stockholm stock exchange took another tumble on Wednesday following a brief respite after the Federal Reserve announced a cut in interest rates.

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Rowdy deportee stalls return to Eritrea

Sweden's controversial attempt to send a 23-year-old asylum seeker back to Eritrea failed on Wednesday after the pilot of the plane refused to take off with the rowdy deportee on board.

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Lonely hearts racketeer gets five years

A Norwegian man who tricked women into giving him large sums of money has been sentenced by Varberg District Court to five years in jail for serious fraud.

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Sweden considers secret photography ban

Sweden should ban the practice of non-consensual photography on private premises, according to recommendations presented by a parliamentary privacy committee on Wednesday.

EU sets Sweden’s emissions targets

EU sets Sweden’s emissions targets

The European Commission sought Wednesday to bind EU member states to obligatory goals for clean energy use, with eco-friendly Sweden being asked to derive almost half its energy needs from renewable forms.

Male obesity to weigh heavy on healthcare system

Male obesity to weigh heavy on healthcare system

Young Swedish men have become so overweight that they may soon pose problems for the healthcare system, new research has shown.

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Analysts see more signs of slowing economy

Consumers and businesses are continuing to lose confidence in the Swedish economy, according to a new report by the National Institute for Economic Research (Konjunkturinstitutet - KI)).

Ledger’s ex to leave Sweden after star’s death

Ledger’s ex to leave Sweden after star’s death

The former girlfriend of Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger was informed of his death while filming in Sweden on Tuesday. Michelle Williams was in Trollhättan, western Sweden, with Matilda, her 2-year-old daughter by Ledger.

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US rate cuts ‘positive for Swedish market’

Interest rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve will push up stock markets in Sweden and the rest of Europe, analyst Peter Malmqvist of Nordnet says.