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Sweden trails Denmark in happiness league

Is it the sausages, the pastries or perhaps the mermaid that make Sweden’s neighbours to the south so much happier? According to a study just published by the World Value Survey, Danes are the happiest people in the world, closely followed by Puerto Ricans and Colombians.

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SAS shares reflect investor concerns

Investors continue to lose confidence in Scandinavian Airlines, as the market value of SAS shares now amount to less than half the book value of the airline's fleet of aircraft.

O’boy: airport ‘bomb’ was chocolate milk mix

O’boy: airport ‘bomb’ was chocolate milk mix

The suspected bomb which resulted in large sections of Stockholm’s Arlanda airport being blocked off Wednesday turned out to be a package of O’boy chocolate milk mix wrapped in duct tape.

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Saab delivers Gripen offer to Switzerland

Saab on Wednesday handed over a bid to Switzerland in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by the Swiss military in January.

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Bomb scare at Arlanda airport

Large sections of Stockholm’s Arlanda airport were blocked off on Wednesday as technicians worked to remove a suspected bomb.

Ex-officer cleared of document charges

Ex-officer cleared of document charges

Former Major General Tony Stigsson has been acquitted of charges that he improperly handled classified documents.

Persson enlarges country manor

Persson enlarges country manor

Sweden’s former prime minister Göran Persson continues to expand his country estate in Sörmland County south of Stockholm, having recently purchased an additional 88 hectares.

Gangster ‘burned wrong man to death’

Gangster ‘burned wrong man to death’

A 29-year-old was indicted on Wednesday for a brutal Gothenburg murder in which investigators believe an innocent man was burned to death after being accidentally caught up in a gang feud.

Opening a window on the Queer world

Opening a window on the Queer world

A new exhibition of 'queer' art provides a perfect prelude to this year's Europride festival, writes David Bartal.

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Security Service to examine FRA leak

Swedish Security Service Säpo is to investigate whether an employee at the National Defence Radio Establishment may have leaked classified information to the media.

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Child porn offenders could walk free

A number of suspected child porn offenders may escape trial as Swedish police, despite training 100 specialized staff, struggle to get through their caseload.