Swedish banks take a tumble

Swedish banks take a tumble

Shares in Swedish banks continued to fall on the Stockholm stock exchange on Tuesday amid fears of a deepening crisis in the US financial sector.

Students design outfits for Swedish women prisoners

Students design outfits for Swedish women prisoners

Stockholm design school students have created a radical new clothing line for female prisoners. The range was unveiled on Tuesday at Färingsö prison, located just outside the city.

Peanuts and snowglobes – an afternoon with Lasse Åberg

Peanuts and snowglobes – an afternoon with Lasse Åberg

Jesus playing ice hockey and Jimmy Carter as a giant peanut? There's more than enough to entertain at Åbergs Museum, the brainchild of iconic comedian Lasse Åberg.

US embassy helps with Södertälje youth integration efforts

US embassy helps with Södertälje youth integration efforts

The US embassy in Sweden has announced a unique partnership with the city of Södertälje to help the city’s young people learn more about opportunities for work and study in the United States.

Riksdag opening met with FRA-law protests

Riksdag opening met with FRA-law protests

Several hundred demonstrators marched from Sergels Torg in central Stockholm to the steps of the Riksdag on Tuesday to protest Sweden’s surveillance law.

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Sweden’s Getinge to purchase Datascope

Swedish medical technology group Getinge announced plans on Tuesday to purchase cardiovascular device maker Datascope Corp for $865 million in cash.

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Swedish couple sentenced for raping babysitters

A couple from Degerfors in central Sweden was sentenced to prison on Monday for sexually assaulting two teenage girls who were babysitting at the pair’s home.

Swedish apartment values still slumping

Swedish apartment values still slumping

Apartment prices in Sweden are still dropping, but the value of houses continue to rise, according to new figures.

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Sweden plays host to anti-globalization activists

More than 20,000 anti-globalization activists are due in Malmö this week to take part in the European Social Forum, hoping to breathe new life into a movement many say is

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Psychiatric patient’s suicide prompts inquiry

A 32-year-old mental patient was discovered on Wednesday of last week hanging unconscious in his room from a noose fashioned out of bed sheets.

Poll: Swedes fleeing other parties for Social Democrats

Poll: Swedes fleeing other parties for Social Democrats

The Social Democrats have taken the support of more than 350,000 new voters from other political parties since the 2006 elections, according to a new poll.

Government proposes major tax cut plan

Government proposes major tax cut plan

The government is set to propose 15 billion kronor ($2.2 billion) in tax cuts designed to benefit working Swedes.