Top ten Swedish taste sensations

Top ten Swedish taste sensations

Sweden has a rich and varied culinary tradition, and a vast selection of dishes which have, quite rightly, earned their places as favourites with gourmands worldwide, writes Matt O’Leary.

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Unemployment funds reclaim insurance payments

Swedish unemployment insurance funds (A-kassa) demanded the return last year of 170 million kronor ($21 million) from recipients who should not have received payment.

Holm’s Olympic hopes dashed

Holm’s Olympic hopes dashed

Defending Olympic champion Stefan Holm had his hopes of a gold medal dashed on Tuesday - the Swede came fourth in the men's high jump final, failing to jump higher than 2.32m.

IOC asks Sweden to block Pirate Bay

IOC asks Sweden to block Pirate Bay

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has requested the Swedish government to stop notorious file sharing site The Pirate Bay from distributing recordings of the Olympic Games opening ceremony.

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Reinfeldt’s state secretary resigns

Nicola Clase, one of Prime Minister Reinfeldt's state secretaries, has resigned from her post in order to take up a prestigious position at Harvard University in the United States.

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Toxic chemicals found in Björn Borg underwear

Björn Borg men's briefs have been found to contain shockingly high levels of a toxic chemical banned in the EU.

North Korea declares Sweden an enemy

North Korea declares Sweden an enemy

The Communist North Korean government has declared Sweden their enemy and a US war puppet.

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Copenhagen heist suspect has perfect alibi

One of the Swedes remanded in custody in connection with a multi-million kronor robbery in Copenhagen has the perfect alibi: he was in Swedish detention at the time of the raid.

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Truck driver smuggles 4,500 litres of alcohol into Sweden

A 25-year-old man has been charged with trying to smuggle 4,500 litres of pure alcohol into Sweden.

Left extremists offer reward for assaulting Swedish Nazi teen

Left extremists offer reward for assaulting Swedish Nazi teen

An extreme left wing group has offered a cash reward to anyone who assaults a notorious Nazi teenager in Uppsala in eastern Sweden.

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Iraqis in suspected repatriation grant racket

A financial incentive scheme encouraging asylum seekers to return to their homelands has been abused by hundreds of Iraqi refugees, Swedish authorities believe.