Papers shoot down proposed Gripen sale to Norway

Papers shoot down proposed Gripen sale to Norway

David Landes reviews how Sweden’s newspapers reacted to plans for selling upgraded Saab Gripen combat planes to Norway.

Swedish-UK nuke power deal goes bust

Swedish-UK nuke power deal goes bust

So far the Swedish government has kept pretty quiet about the state-owned energy company Vattenfall’s plans to buy up British Energy, a nuclear power company. But now Industry Minister Maud Olofsson has brought Vattenfall’s acquisition plans to a halt, splitting the governing Alliance parties in the process.

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Researchers doubt charcoal’s carbon storage potential

According to the latest research done at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, charcoal´s potential as an environmentally friendly mechanism for storing carbon waste is overrated.

Ozzy the turtle returns after two year odyssey

Ozzy the turtle returns after two year odyssey

After disappearing without a trace in July of 2006, Ozzy the turtle unexpectedly turned up last Saturday, much to the delight of his disbelieving owners.

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Swedish man missing in Thailand

A Swedish man has gone missing in Thailand after going for a swim last Sunday.

German suspect’s interrogation begins

German suspect’s interrogation begins

The 31-year old German woman suspected of murdering two toddlers and attempting to murder their mother in Arboga is being interrogated for the first time by Swedish police in Sweden.

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Immigrant pensioners draw a blank in Swedish

Thousands of immigrant pensioners in homes for the elderly are in danger of becoming more and more isolated.

Many Swedes bungle their tax forms

Many Swedes bungle their tax forms

Despite being able to submit tax forms by text message or on the internet, many people actually post a paper declaration but then forget to put a stamp on the envelope.

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Two critically injured following knife attack

Two men received life threatening stab wounds following a confrontation in the central Swedish town of Sandviken late on Thursday night.

Bomb shakes Malmö apartment building

Bomb shakes Malmö apartment building

A powerful bomb exploded in the stairwell of an apartment building on Falsterbogatan in Malmö early Friday morning.

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Near miss for man passed out on train tracks

A drunken 21-year-old man who had dozed off on the train tracks in Lund in southern Sweden is lucky to alive.