‘Royal’ candy makers fight war of succession

‘Royal’ candy makers fight war of succession

A king claims to be threatened by a prince in what has become a new legal battle royal between two Swedish candy companies.

Man spies on girlfriend using mobile phone

Man spies on girlfriend using mobile phone

Using a hidden mobile phone placed under the bed of his ex-girlfriend, a Swedish man had his suspicions confirmed.

Ericsson in child labour scandal

Ericsson in child labour scandal

Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has promised swift action after revelations of dangerous working conditions and child labour at factories operated by its suppliers in Bangladesh.

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Fortune sues Vin & Sprit over Beam shares

A lawsuit filed by Fortune Brands against Vin & Sprit may delay the sale of the Swedish drinks group to France’s Pernod Richard, writes the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper.

A northern adventure: Europe’s last wilderness

A northern adventure: Europe’s last wilderness

With a large majority Sweden's nine million people living south of Stockholm, Norrland - the northern two-thirds of Sweden - is often described as the continent's last wilderness. And while the winters are harsh and dark, the summer sees the land of the midnight sun live up to its name. Norrland's cultural history is also fascinating: the indigenous Sami people have a distinctive language and culture, which is now flourishing after centuries of discouragement - or downright suppression - by the state.

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Rain and theft leave motocross club stuck in the mud

The Swedish Sidecar Motocross Championships in early May turned into a losing affair for the arrangers, the Varbergs MK motorsports club in western Sweden.

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103-year-old woman puts out bed fire

103-old Ulla Lunbäck is being honoured by emergency workers for having extinguished a fire in the southern Swedish town of Västervik.

Kiss me, I’m Swedish

Kiss me, I’m Swedish

Whatever happened to Swedish reticence? David Bartal contemplates a country in which man-hugs have become de rigeur and women think little of kissing each other on the mouth.

Henrik Larsson to play for Sweden at Euro 2008

Henrik Larsson to play for Sweden at Euro 2008

To the surprise and delight of most Swedish football fans, veteran striker Henrik Larsson was among the names when manager Lars Lagerbäck announced his squad for this summer's Euro 2008 on Tuesday.

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Missing Swede found dead in Bali

Indonesian authorities have confirmed that they have recovered the body of a 23-year-old Swedish man reported missing in Bali over a month ago.

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Axe attack prolongs village feud

A protracted feud in a village in the far north of Sweden took a sinister turn on Tuesday when a 47-year-old man was attacked with an axe and taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Sörenstam to retire at end of season

Sörenstam to retire at end of season

Annika Sörenstam, who won the 72nd title of her LPGA career on Sunday, will retire at the conclusion of the 2008 season, the 37-year-old Swedish superstar announced on Tuesday.