‘More pro-democracy aid to Russia’: Bildt

‘More pro-democracy aid to Russia’: Bildt

Sweden is mulling a resumption of its aid programme in support of democratic forces in Russia.

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Reinfeldt’s wife takes post on newspaper board

Filipa Reinfeldt, a Moderate Party politician and wife of Sweden’s Prime Minister, has been named to the board of a minority owner in one of the country’s major daily newspapers.

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Spiritualist group severs ties with jailed former president

A UK-based spiritualist organization has formally kicked out its disgraced former president, more than a year after he was sentenced to five years in prison in Sweden for child rape.

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Swedish study links bipolar disorder to older fathers

Children of older fathers run an increased risk of suffering from bipolar disorder, a study by researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet has found.

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Leadership change at Volvo Cars

The head of Volvo Cars, Fredrik Arp, is being replaced by Stephen Odell, the current head of marketing Ford Europe.

Fan files consumer complaint against football club

Fan files consumer complaint against football club

An extended winless streak by one of Sweden’s biggest football clubs has caused a disgruntled fan to report AIK to the Swedish Consumer Agency (KO) for misleading marketing practices.

Sharp rise in Swedish Nazi groups

Sharp rise in Swedish Nazi groups

Locally-based violent groups of Nazis are sprouting up in more and more places around Sweden, new figures show.

Colombian flower power reaches Sweden

Colombian flower power reaches Sweden

Contrary to popular misconceptions, Columbian isn't all about Scarface, FARC and kidnapping, writes David Bartal.

Fashion outlet sets up shop in Swedish countryside

Fashion outlet sets up shop in Swedish countryside

Last week saw the grand opening in a small Swedish town of Lager 157, a bargain clothing retail chain that sells brand names at half price or less. Local resident Stephanie Simon, who has lived in the town for a year since her move from Germany, was there to join in the spirit of optimism as the store brought new life and job opportunities to the town’s foundry, which had remained unoccupied since the owners went bust in 1997.

Swedes help find genetic link to men’s relationship problems

Swedes help find genetic link to men’s relationship problems

A team of researchers from Sweden and the United States claim to have uncovered a genetic link to help explain the cause of broken relationships between men and women.

Swedish lesbian couple sues over fertility treatment rules

Swedish lesbian couple sues over fertility treatment rules

The ombudsman against discrimination due to sexual orientation (HomO) is taking the case of a lesbian couple from northern Sweden who claim they don’t have equal access to artificial insemination procedures.

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Escaped criminals back at mental clinic

Two violent criminals who escaped from Säter psychiatric clinic in central Sweden on Monday returned to the facility voluntarily on Tuesday morning, Sveriges Radio reports.