Discount German supermarket chain Lidl has issued an apology after workers at one of its Swedish stores deliberately poisoned discarded food in a bid to keep homeless people at bay.
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The unveiling each November of the Christmas Present of the Year has become an institution as Swedish as overconsumption of herring at the seasonal smörgåsbord. Michael Aiossa looks at twenty years of gifts – from the gee whizz of the GPS to the aching disappointment of the bread machine.
The Swedish government on Thursday asked the National Debt Office (Riksgälden) to sell as much as 200 billion kronor ($25 billion) in T-bills next year, as the head of the central bank emphasized the severity of the current financial crisis.
A primary school in southern Sweden has been given a stern talking to by parliament for confiscating an eight-year-old's birthday invitations after he failed to invite everybody in his class.
What's on in Sweden: November 14th – 20th. Ron Sexsmith & DV8 Physical Theatre in Stockholm; Cirkus Cirkör and English farce in Gothenburg; Lambchop and Dirty Pretty Things in Malmö.
A father and his five children were charged on Thursday for their involvement in a vicious axe attack against a 47-year-old man last spring near Haparanda in northern Sweden.
A 39-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he was attacked by a bear outside Bollnäs in northern Sweden.
The European Commission has ordered that the Stockholm-based al Barakaat banking network remain on the United Nation’s list of terrorist organizations, Sveriges Radio reports.
US power tool maker Black & Decker has received a hammering from a Swedish advertising watchdog for an advert described as "degrading" to women.
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A new study confirms what Stockholm residents have long suspected: consumer goods in Sweden’s capital city are expensive.
When Santa Claus comes shimmying down Swedish chimneys this year he will arrive bearing a sack laden with experiences, the Swedish Retail Institute is predicting.
US airline Delta announced plans on Wednesday to open a new non-stop flight between Gothenburg and New York City in June 2009.
Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar broke the 50 metre butterfly short course world record in the World Cup meeting in Stockholm on Wednesday.
Swedish government agencies allowed truck maker Scania to ignore United Nations sanctions in order to sell buses and trucks in Iraq in the early 2000s, Sveriges Radio reports.