Swedes ‘too quick to pick sides’ in Gaza conflict

Swedes ‘too quick to pick sides’ in Gaza conflict

An Israeli Jew on a temporary stay in Sweden, Omri Grinberg is dismayed by the lack of nuance displayed by supporters of both sides in the Gaza war.

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Borg sees second financial crisis ahead

Finance Minister Anders Borg warned on Tuesday of the risk for a crisis in the real economy to come back and cause yet another financial crisis.

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Growing online sex threat for Swedish girls

More than 60 percent of Swedish teenage girls have received unwanted sexual overtures over the internet, according to fresh figures presented on Tuesday.

More Swedish women want to be cops

More Swedish women want to be cops

For the first time ever, women outnumber the men among the new recruits at the Swedish National Police Academy as the January intake arrives in Umeå and Växjö to start their training.

Impoverished parish deploys trailer to transport dead

Impoverished parish deploys trailer to transport dead

The diocese in Borgsjö/Haverö in northern Sweden has given permission for the use of a cargo trailer in place of the more conventional hearse to transport the dead of the parish on their final journey, reports the Sundsvalls Tidning (ST) newspaper.

Investor posts 36 billion kronor loss for 2008

Investor posts 36 billion kronor loss for 2008

The Wallenberg industrial holding company Investor reported huge losses for 2008 on Monday, despite a reduction in fourth quarter losses.

Skier Kalla named Sweden’s Sports Personality of the Year

Skier Kalla named Sweden’s Sports Personality of the Year

Cross-country skiing sensation Charlotte Kalla was awarded the Jerring prize for the best sporting performance of 2008 at Sweden's sports gala on Monday.

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Sweden mulls tougher file sharing measures

Sweden wants to give police more power to go after those suspected of illegal file sharing even if the crimes are only fineable offences.

Ibrahimovic named Italian Player of the Year

Ibrahimovic named Italian Player of the Year

Sweden and Inter Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic received the top accolade at the Italian Player of the Year awards on Monday evening.

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Aussie volleyball team escapes blazing bus near Borås

A bus carrying a boy's volleyball team from Australia caught fire on Monday afternoon while traveling on highway 40 west of Borås in western Sweden.

Swedish grocers selling ‘Spanish’ fruit from Israel

Swedish grocers selling ‘Spanish’ fruit from Israel

Stores from two separate grocery chains in Sweden have changed the country of origin displays for fruit imported from Israel.