Nobel literature academy hails Solzhenitsyn

Nobel literature academy hails Solzhenitsyn

The head of the institute that designates the Nobel literature prize lamented on Monday that "one of the biggest trees has fallen" with the death of the 1970 winner of the award, Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

ABBA strike Gold as British record smashed

ABBA strike Gold as British record smashed

ABBA were back on top of the British album charts on Monday after the Swedish quartet's "Gold -- Greatest Hits" compilation became the oldest album ever to reach the UK number one spot.

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Job loss insurance plans shed 500,000 members

An estimated half million Swedes have left unemployment insurance funds (a-kassa) in the last two years, leading some to worry about the effects of potential job losses that may result from Sweden’s slowing economy.

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Swedish officer injured in Afghanistan blast

A Swedish army officer is to be flown home from Afghanistan after being seriously injured in a bomb explosion on Monday afternoon.

Ljungberg injury a blow to Sweden’s Olympic football hopes

Ljungberg injury a blow to Sweden’s Olympic football hopes

A thigh injury has forced Hanna Ljungberg, one of the key players on Sweden’s Beijing-bound women’s football team, to sit out the Olympic Games.

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Drink driving pensioner in double trouble

A 76-year-old man in western Sweden was arrested twice in the space of four hours on Sunday night for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Gambling baron trial begins in Gothenburg

Gambling baron trial begins in Gothenburg

A huge police presence was on hand as the trial of gambling baron Rade Kotur got underway in Gothenburg on Monday.

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Sweden steps up tax haven chase

Swedes with accounts in banks on the British islands of Jersey and Guernsey may soon want to look for other tax havens.

Internet prevalent as youth bullying rises

Internet prevalent as youth bullying rises

Children and young people in Sweden are being subjected to threats and abuse from their peers, according to fresh statistics, often using the internet to perpetuate the intimidation.

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Kids’ books become ideological battleground in Sweden

Boys in pink sandals and girls breaking wind with their armpits - two new Swedish publishers of children's literature are causing a stir with books deliberately designed to propagate the country's social values, writes AFP's Nina Larson.

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Care givers locked woman in her home for four years

Personal care assistants kept a Swedish woman with mental disabilities locked in her apartment for four years.

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Massive blaze consumes top floors of Gothenburg building

A violent fire raged through the night into Monday morning in central Gothenburg.

Moderate Party pols want to ditch FRA-law

Moderate Party pols want to ditch FRA-law

A group of 14 noteworthy local Moderate Party politicians are demanding a review of Sweden’s surveillance law.