Underdogs capture Swedish dance band title

Underdogs capture Swedish dance band title

The Larz Kristerz orchestra waltzed away as champion of the hard-fought Dansbandskampen talent show on Saturday night, effectively claiming the title of Swedish dance band of the year.

Inter coach praises Ibrahimovic as ‘ideal’ footballer

Inter coach praises Ibrahimovic as ‘ideal’ footballer

Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is better than Portuguese sensation Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the latter being crowned champion of England, Europe and picking up the Ballon d'Or as Europe’s best footballer, said Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho.

Customs employees given ‘pirated’ iPods for Christmas

Customs employees given ‘pirated’ iPods for Christmas

The iPod-esque MP3 music players given to Swedish Customs (Tullverket) employees for their annual Christmas failed to impress the rank and file – and may be illegal.

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Woman held captive for five days in southern Sweden

A 47-year-old man is suspected of holding a 41-year-old woman prisoner for five days in his apartment in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden.

Head of Swedish Academy to step down

Head of Swedish Academy to step down

Horace Engdahl has announced he is stepping down as the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, the body which awards the Nobel Prize for literature.