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US learns lessons from Swedish banking crisis

The US debt rescue plan has sought inspiration from the work to tackle the Swedish banking crisis at the beginning of the 1990s.

Swedish name blocked by Ryanair

Swedish name blocked by Ryanair

A Swedish woman was obliged to buy a new ticket when travelling home on Ryanair after a weekend with her daughter in London. The problem - her name was too long and contained the Swedish letters of ö and ä.

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Swedes disappoint as Ryder Cup tees off

The USA took an early lead in the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Valhalla golf club in Louisville, Kentucky which began on Friday. Frenzied fans made the opening exchanges a colourful affair.

‘Killer’ slugs make journey north

‘Killer’ slugs make journey north

'Killer' slugs which have previously only been a pest in southern Sweden have now been found in the northern reaches of the country. Umeå is the furthest north the voracious pests have been spotted.

Demonstrators battle police in Malmö

Demonstrators battle police in Malmö

Clashes between police and demonstrators broke out on Friday as Malmö played host to the European Social Forum. Rocks were thrown at police, windows were broken and a woman was raped as 800 people demonstrated to highlight climate change.