‘Mobile porn’ funded by Swedish state

‘Mobile porn’ funded by Swedish state

A short film collection shot on mobile phones by female directors seeking to create queer and feminist pornography is set to receive 350,000 kronor ($59,000) in Swedish cultural subsidies.

The new smoking generation

The new smoking generation

A smoking ban in Sweden's cafés and restaurants has redefined the lives of smokers and non-smokers alike, writes Peter Vinthagen Simpson.

Åland considers setting clocks to Swedish time

Åland considers setting clocks to Swedish time

A member of Åland’s parliament has proposed that the islands, technically an autonomous part of Finland, adopt the same time zone as Sweden.

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EU’s upcoming troika make climate change pledge

Sweden, France and the Czech Republic pledged on Tuesday to make real progress on combatting global warming during their successive EU presidencies and pave the way for a worldwide deal to fight climate change.

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Rare victory for doctors accused of dismemberment

Two doctors accused of dismembering the body of a murdered prostitute in 1984 have achieved their first legal victory in a long quest to clear their names.

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Swedish woman murdered in Paris

French police believe a charred body found in a forest at the weekend is that of a 19-year-old Swedish student who went missing on her way home from a Paris nightclub, an official said Tuesday.

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Sweden should look to US for welfare solutions

Sweden has a lot to learn from the United States when it comes to reducing welfare dependency, writes Nima Sanandaji of the Captus think tank.

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Handelsbanken profits down 21 percent

Svenska Handelsbanken AB posted a first-quarter operating profit of 2.92 billion kronor ($494 million), down 21 percent from a year earlier, hit mostly by losses on financial items at fair value, with costs also rising at a double-digit rate.

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Ikea expansion in China moves ahead

Swedish furniture giant Ikea plans to invest $60 million to set up a new outlet in northern China to cash in on the fast growing Asian market, China’s state media reported on Tuesday.

Schenström refuses to attend parliamentary hearing

Schenström refuses to attend parliamentary hearing

Ulrica Schenström, formerly Prime Minister Reinfeldt's closest aide, has refused to show up for a hearing of the parliament's constitutional committee (Konstitutionsutskott - KU).

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Abused girl awarded 200,000 kronor

A girl who lived with her violent and sexually abusive father for six years is to be awarded damages of 200,000 kronor ($33,000) by Vetlanda council in southern Sweden.