Record gains on Stockholm exchange

Record gains on Stockholm exchange

The Stockholm stock exchange recovered some of the ground lost in recent weeks with a massive 8.8 percent rise on Monday.

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Sweden-based former dissident bears no grudge against Kundera

A former Czech pilot now living in Sweden said he bore no ill will against Milan Kundera following reports on Monday that the writer informed on him to the secret police in the 1950s.

Riksbank sees ‘light at end of the tunnel’

Riksbank sees ‘light at end of the tunnel’

As it announced further measures to ease strained credit markets on Monday, the Riksbank said that the recent international action to restore confidence to the markets had brought light to the tunnel of the global financial crisis.

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Swedish county declares open season on pesky woodpecker

A resolute woodpecker has residents on the island of Öland off Sweden’s southeastern coast wanting to put down their hammers and reach for a handgun.

East ghost, west ghost: spooky walks in Sweden

East ghost, west ghost: spooky walks in Sweden

As the days shorten, candles are lit, cinnamon buns are munched and we all run the risk of overdosing on autumnal cosiness, Matt O’Leary recommends a trip to the spookier side of life with a chain-rattling, cobweb-blowing ghost walk.

American wins Nobel Prize for Economics

American wins Nobel Prize for Economics

US economist and columnist Paul Krugman has been awarded the 2008 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

Sweden unveils new crisis measures

Sweden unveils new crisis measures

The Swedish government announced on Monday it plans to put forward a new legislative proposal in the coming days to help bring stability to financial markets.

Charges filed in captive woman case

Charges filed in captive woman case

Formal charges were filed on Monday against the 58-year-old man who is believed to have held his girlfriend captive for nine years in a small cabin outside of Eksjö in central Sweden.

Economy and the Left dominate party debate

Economy and the Left dominate party debate

Following a week of downbeat news about the economy and layoffs, as well as speculation about the Left Party's role in a future Social Democratic-led government, leaders of Sweden's seven major political parties squared off in a televised debate on Sunday night.

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Nalbandian claims Stockholm Open title

Argentinian tennis star David Nalbandian overcame home favourite Robin Söderling on Sunday to claim a 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 victory in the Stockholm Open.

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Arson suspected following car fires

Eleven cars were completely destroyed and two more were damaged by smoke and flames following a fire at a car dealership in Varberg in western Sweden.

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Swedish boats take Volvo Ocean Race lead

The two ships belonging to Swedish team Ericsson took the lead Sunday of the Volvo Ocean Race around the world one day after it departed from Spain while Spanish team Telefonica Blue's ship had to make a stop to repair steering damage.