Cartoon cow sparks dairy law suit

Cartoon cow sparks dairy law suit

The Skånemejerier wants rival dairy company Arla to pay one million kronor ($167,000) in fines over an illustrated cow which bears a close resemblance to the former’s own logo.

Menstrual cup for the eco-friendly

Menstrual cup for the eco-friendly

Climate concerns are never far away it seems. Even the most intimate of female monthly rituals carries an eco-friendly alternative.

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Skåne bus drivers’ strike postponed

The previously announced expansion of Sweden’s bus drivers' strike to Skåne has been pushed back by a day to Tuesday night as both parties in the conflict consider a new draft agreement.

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Steep drop in Iraqi asylum claims

The number of Iraqi asylum requests in Sweden plunged by half in the first six months of 2008, due primarily to stricter asylum criteria, the Swedish Migration Board said on Monday.

Stellar cast makes Mamma Mia! a film worth seeing

Stellar cast makes Mamma Mia! a film worth seeing

René Rice explains that while Mamma Mia! may be a confusing musical-to-film adaptation, it nonetheless works thanks to an all-star cast.

Holm warms up for Olympics with world best

Holm warms up for Olympics with world best

Swedish high-jumper Stefan Holm set a 2008 world best by jumping 2.37 metres in Athens on Sunday. Holm looked in top form as the defence of his Olympic title in Beijing beckons.

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Foreign tourists flock to Sweden

Tourism in Sweden shows no signs of suffering from the global financial troubles. Foreign tourist revenues are forecast to set a new record in 2008.

Royal birthday overshadowed by engagement controversy

Royal birthday overshadowed by engagement controversy

Crown princess Victoria celebrates her 31st birthday on Monday amid a whirl of rumours over an impending engagement to her boyfriend, Daniel Westling, 34.

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Prisoners seek higher learning

The number of prisoners passing their academic exams while in detention has increased dramatically in recent years, according to new figures from the prisons service (Kriminalvården).

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Man arrested for running over police officer

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a traffic police officer near Mariestad in central Sweden on Sunday afternoon. The man ran over the officer when commanded to stop.

Liberals demand snoop law retreat

Liberals demand snoop law retreat

Former leaders of the Liberal Party have called on the government to back down over the controversial snoop law which was narrowly passed by the Swedish parliament last month.