Rough weather heads for central Sweden

Rough weather heads for central Sweden

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) has warned that violent thunderstorms are expected to hit central Sweden late on Monday.

Ikea founder: sons as CEO ‘not an option’

Ikea founder: sons as CEO ‘not an option’

Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of Swedish furniture chain Ikea, has revealed it is unlikely that one of his sons will take over as CEO when the incumbent Anders Dahlvig leaves.

German teenagers hurt in Linköping coach crash

German teenagers hurt in Linköping coach crash

A tourist coach carrying 25 German passengers crashed near Linköping at lunchtime on Monday. Nine adolescents were taken to hospital.

FRA reports blogger to Justice Chancellor

FRA reports blogger to Justice Chancellor

The National Defence Radio Establishment, FRA (Försvarets radioanstalt), has filed a complaint with Sweden’s Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekanslern – JK) against a blogger for publishing a classified document said to prove that the agency was spying on individual Swedes back in 1996.

Swedish town: ‘Go north and claim your reward’

Swedish town: ‘Go north and claim your reward’

In an innovative move to arrest depopulation, Arjeplog, a municipality in the far north of Sweden has offered families up to 100,000 kronor ($16,000) to move into the area.

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Campground to Swedish family: ‘Your caravan is just too ugly’

A family from Borås received an unlikely explanation for why they were denied access to a camp site in Falkenberg in western Sweden last week: their caravan was just too ugly.

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Cash not credit is the currency of recession in Sweden

As talk of the global economic slowdown gathers pace Swedes are turning their backs on fast credit to buy their consumable items.

Government proposes animal offenders list

Government proposes animal offenders list

A new register of all those forbidden from keeping animals has been presented in a new proposal from the Ministry of Agriculture, Riksdag & Department reports.

Lung cancer deaths rise among Swedish women

Lung cancer deaths rise among Swedish women

Lung cancer has become the cancer responsible for the greatest number of deaths among Swedish women, according to a new report from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).

Two Swedes swing to success in golfing victories

Two Swedes swing to success in golfing victories

Mikael Lundberg claimed victory at the Russian Open in Moscow for a second time, while Helen Alfredsson’s win at the Evian Masters in France made her the event's first three-time winner.

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Hate crime mars Europride launch

Two men in their late 20s were stabbed and robbed of their mobile telephones in the Tantolunden area of Södermalm in Stockholm on Sunday night in an attack police are classifying as a hate crime.