Le Clézio travels into ‘the forest of paradoxes’

Le Clézio travels into ‘the forest of paradoxes’

Nobel literature laureate Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio explores the paradoxes of his profession and argues that the eradication of hunger and illiteracy go hand-in-hand, writes Charlotte West.

Opposition parties to build coalition

Opposition parties to build coalition

Sweden’s opposition political parties held a Sunday afternoon press conference to announce plans for building a united coalition government following the 2010 Riksdag elections.

placeholder image

Swedish shoppers undeterred by world crisis

Swedes are still expected to spend more than last year during the Christmas period despite the global financial crisis, though the increase will be less than usual, a trade group said on Saturday.

placeholder image

Paternity test takes 14 years

Social welfare board routines stipulate that a paternity suit should be completed within a year. A case in Lund in southern Sweden took 14 years without result.

Biathlon World Cup win for Poland’s Sikora

Biathlon World Cup win for Poland’s Sikora

Poland's Tomasz Sikora won the men's biathlon World Cup 12.5 kilometres pursuit race in Östersund in northern Sweden on Sunday.

Police detain 470 at neo-Nazi demonstration

Police detain 470 at neo-Nazi demonstration

Police took 470 activists into custody at Saturday's demonstrations in Salem, south of Stockholm. 15 were arrested as police reported a "successful day".

Left party makes comeback in the polls

Left party makes comeback in the polls

The Left party is now Sweden's third largest party, after the Social Democrats and the Moderates. A new poll from Demoskop, published in Expressen, gives the Left party 7.7 percent of the vote.