Nobel laureates receive prizes in Stockholm

Nobel laureates receive prizes in Stockholm

The 2008 Nobel laureates in literature, economy, medicine, physics and chemistry received their prizes on Wednesday from the hands of Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a formal ceremony in Stockholm.

Stockholm club and concert tips: Saturday, Dec 13

Stockholm club and concert tips: Saturday, Dec 13

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

Stockholm club and concert tips: Friday, Dec 12

Stockholm club and concert tips: Friday, Dec 12

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

Teen blogger tops Swedish celebrity search list

Teen blogger tops Swedish celebrity search list

Blogging teenager Isabella 'Blondinbella' Löwengrip was Sweden's most sought after celebrity in 2008, according to a new list released by Google.

Is it hard to make friends with Swedes?

Is it hard to make friends with Swedes?

Every week, we ask a panel of readers to discuss an issue affecting the lives of immigrants in Sweden. This week: breaking the ice.

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Church body allows senile man’s marriage to stand

The marriage between an 85-year-old Swedish man suffering from dementia and his 77-year-old wife will not be annulled, according to a decision by the cathedral chapter in Lund.

Saab slams Norway’s Gripen rejection

Saab slams Norway’s Gripen rejection

Swedish aerospace group Saab has publicly denounced Norway for choosing an American-made aircraft over Saab’s Gripen, claiming the decision was based on “unfounded” assumptions and “faulty analysis”.

Sweden ‘best at tackling global warming’

Sweden ‘best at tackling global warming’

Sweden does more than any other country to tackle global warming, according to a new index published on Wednesday at the ongoing UN climate talks in Poland.

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Jailed man destroys evidence with help of mobile phone

A prisoner in Gävle in eastern Sweden made several calls home to his girlfriend from his cell after police in the town failed to detect that he had smuggled in a mobile phone in his sock.

More voter support for Alliance parties in recent poll

More voter support for Alliance parties in recent poll

The distance between Sweden’s two main political blocs is shrinking, according to a new poll.

Sweden decks the halls for Nobel festivities

Sweden decks the halls for Nobel festivities

Over a million Swedes are expected to stay glued to their television sets on Wednesday to watch monarchs, politicians and assorted clever clogs tuck in to the annual Nobel banquet.

Sweden’s SKF to cut 2,500 jobs worldwide

Sweden’s SKF to cut 2,500 jobs worldwide

Swedish ball bearings manufacturer SKF announced on Tuesday that weakening demand in the automotive and industrial sectors has forced the company to trim its global workforce by 2,500 jobs.

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Engineers: ‘merge Volvo and Saab’

Representatives for thousands of engineers at Saab Automobile and Volvo Cars have proposed that the only way to save Sweden’s auto industry is to merge both companies into one single car manufacturer.

Swedish students worse at maths and science: study

Swedish students worse at maths and science: study

Swedish students are getting worse at maths and natural science, according to the results of an international study.