Schlager brings a smile to Stockholm’s Europride

Schlager brings a smile to Stockholm’s Europride

You would need a heart of stone not to smile at the sight of tens of thousands of gay men screaming at middle-aged ladies singing Eurovision ditties, says James Savage.

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British Islamic bank plans Swedish expansion

Sweden's Muslim population could soon have their very own bank. A British bank is looking to expand its business and has been in contact with the Financial Supervisory Authority (FI), Sveriges Radio reports.

Sveriges Television in Olympic broadcast controversy

Sveriges Television in Olympic broadcast controversy

The journalists' union is accusing Sveriges Television (SVT) of spreading "uncritial propoganda" after broadcasting a documentary on Wednesday about preparations for the Olympic Games in Beijing.

German suspect ‘tried to kill herself’

German suspect ‘tried to kill herself’

Torgny Hellgren, the boyfriend of Emma Jangestig, mother of the murdered toddlers in the Arboga child killings case, gave testimony on the third of the trial of his ex-lover, 32-year-old German Christine Schürrer.

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Government criticized over growth figures

The government has come in for stinging criticism over new figures indicating that Sweden's growth is at its lowest levels in seven years.

Older Swedes are drinking more

Older Swedes are drinking more

Concerns are growing about increased alcohol consumption among Sweden’s retirees, as the number of people over 65 in Stockholm exhibiting at-risk drinking habits has gone up by half in the last decade.

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Privacy sacrificed for service at local Swedish council

The municipal council Örebro in central Sweden has announced that new routines will allow private e-mails to written to council staff can be read by anyone at the office. The new routines - in force from September 1st - are intended to improve efficiency.

Pranksters turn public park into sprawling pot farm

Pranksters turn public park into sprawling pot farm

No one noticed the hundreds of tall, leafy marijuana plants towering above the flowerbeds of a public park in the northern Swedish town of Luleå until a local newspaper received an anonymous tip.

‘My kids were butchered like animals’

‘My kids were butchered like animals’

As the murder trial of Christine Schürrer entered its third day on Friday, the father of the two toddlers she is accused of killing broke down in court as he told his story.

No growth recorded in Sweden’s economy

No growth recorded in Sweden’s economy

Sweden’s gross national domestic product (GDP) remained unchanged during the second quarter this year, compared with the first quarter, marking the worst growth level since 2003.

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Motorcycle hit by flying elk

An unusual traffic accident occurred on the E18 highway between Årjäng and Töcksfors in western Sweden late Thursday night when a motorcycle collided with an airborne elk.

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H&M manager forced employees to strip

Swedish retailing giant H&M is under fire after a manager at one of clothier’s German stores forced female employees to partially remove their clothes when leaving work for the evening.