Eriksson arrives in Mexico

Eriksson arrives in Mexico

Swedish coach Sven Göran Eriksson, whose year-long reign as Manchester City manager ended on Monday, has arrived in Mexico to tie up a deal to coach the national side, local media have reported.

Sweden’s best English-language bookstores

Sweden’s best English-language bookstores

International bookstores such as Amazon might have made it easy and cheap to get English books wherever in the world you are, but sometimes there’s no substitute for browsing the shelves and taking your book home with you. And while Sweden’s numerous English-language bookstores are rarely the cheapest options, they can be great places to broaden your literary horizons, to find books by Swedish authors in translation and to learn about local history and culture. Here are some top tips:

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More Swedish bathing areas below EU standards

The water at 23 Swedish bathing areas did not meet EU requirements last year, according to an EU Commission report on the quality of bathing water in 2007.

Forest fire ‘out of control’

Forest fire ‘out of control’

Two large forest fires continue to rage in central Sweden, a local fire and rescue service official said on Monday afternoon, adding that the largest blaze was completely out of control.

Swedish tourism remains strong

Swedish tourism remains strong

Tourism in Sweden appears to be immune to deteriorating global economic conditions.

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Newspapers see sales and ad revenue climb

Newspapers saw their circulation and advertising revenue climb worldwide last year as the rapid growth of free titles and online publications extended their reach, according to a report released in Gothenburg on Monday.

Top feminist’s four-letter outburst stuns university

Top feminist’s four-letter outburst stuns university

A formal dinner honouring new PhDs at Lund University was interrupted on Friday when a leading feminist erupted into a profanity-laced tirade.

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China criticized at Gothenburg press summit

World newspaper chiefs gathering in Gothenburg called Monday on China to free immediately all journalists currently jailed in the country as the Beijing Olympic approach.

Swedish ‘Donald Duck’ comic fetches thousands

Swedish ‘Donald Duck’ comic fetches thousands

The first issue of the Kalle Anka & Co (Donald Duck and Friends) comic book ever published in Sweden has been sold for just over 100,000 kronor ($16,600) on the Tradera online auction website.

Pious pets get Swedish church blessing

Pious pets get Swedish church blessing

Choral hymns accompanied by barking dogs made for a blessed mix outside of the Amiralitet Church in Karlskrona in southern Sweden, where four-legged visitors were welcome at Sunday services.

Alfresco dining and drinking in the Gothenburg sunshine

Alfresco dining and drinking in the Gothenburg sunshine

Summertime in Gothenburg is, for the non-Swedish observer, an interesting experience.

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Churches vital for Christian Iraqis in Sweden

For many Christian Iraqis who have found a safe haven in Sweden, integrating into a strange new culture is a trying process. But their churches, present in Sweden for decades, play a big role in easing the way.

Eriksson leaves Man City

Eriksson leaves Man City

Sven-Goran Eriksson's year-long reign at Manchester City finally came to an end on Monday when it was announced that the former England boss had left the English Premier League club.

Controversial author offered refuge in Sweden

Controversial author offered refuge in Sweden

Under fire Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has been offered a safe haven in the Swedish town of Uppsala.

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Forest fires rage in northern Sweden

Rescue workers in northern Sweden have begun evacuating people from their homes as forest fires threaten to spread to residential areas.

Ukraine beat lacklustre Sweden

Ukraine beat lacklustre Sweden

Ukraine beat Sweden 1-0 in a lacklustre warm-up match in Stockholm on Sunday that saw the Swedes booed by the home fans just days before the start of the European Championships.