Swedish banks hit by Lehman bankruptcy

Swedish banks hit by Lehman bankruptcy

In a dismal day on the Stockholm stock exchange, shares in Swedish banks took a particular beating amidst renewed concerns over stability in the global financial markets following the collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers.

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Police called on to investigate stomach bug outbreak

A severe stomach bug epidemic in a small town in western Sweden may have been caused by effluent unlawfully discharged into the Göta River, say local authorities.

Blue tongue disease continues to spread

Blue tongue disease continues to spread

Authorities in western Sweden on Monday morning discovered the latest in a series of cases of animals infected with blue tongue disease at a farm in Halland.

Higher debts hit Swedish households

Higher debts hit Swedish households

While Swedes struggle to cut spending and put more money in the bank, a new survey shows that households are poorer and more indebted than at any time in recent memory.

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Study: Swedish men sensitive and lazy

While Swedish men are more willing to accept their role in raising children than men in other parts of Europe, they can't seem to be bothered to do much about it, according to a new study.

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A marriage made in Sweden and America

How do a couple that met in London, live in Sweden and speak both English and Swedish plan their happy day? Ben Kersley (Englishman and ‘sambo’) attends a Swedish/American wedding.

Pension funds divest from cluster bomb firms

Pension funds divest from cluster bomb firms

Two of Sweden’s public pension funds announced plans on Monday to sell their holdings in companies involved in the manufacturing of cluster bombs.

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Luke Perry hops in the sauna for new Swedish film

Filming has started in Sweden on a new movie featuring American actor and former teenage heartthrob Luke Perry, best known for his portrayal of Dylan McKay on the hit television show Beverly Hills 90210.

Report: Moderates ‘abusive’ toward FRA-law detractor

Report: Moderates ‘abusive’ toward FRA-law detractor

As Sweden prepares for the Riksdag to re-open debate of the controversial surveillance bill, new details have emerged about the strong-arm tactics employed by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt against the measure’s detractors to ensure the bill passed an initial parliamentary vote in June.

Travelling teddy bear competition

Travelling teddy bear competition

Sweden-based Englishman Michael Taylor talks to The Local about an educational website that has turned teddy bears into seasoned globe-trotters. Readers are also given the opportunity to win their very own fully documented bear and chart its worldly wanderings.

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Pensioner arrested following wild car chase

A 67-year-old man led police from Filipstad in central Sweden on a harrowing chase on Sunday, finally being arrested after dragging on officer alongside his vehicle for 30 metres.

‘Fight hooliganism like organized crime’

‘Fight hooliganism like organized crime’

Sweden’s main crime prevention agency has proposed fighting football hooliganism using methods similar to those employed to fight organized drug gangs.