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Krona recovers against euro and dollar

The beleaguered Swedish currency continued its recovery on Monday as the cost of the euro slipped under 11 kronor to 10.99 kronor for the first time since mid-February.

Russian disgust over Sweden Eurovision skit

Russian disgust over Sweden Eurovision skit

The Russian embassy in Stockholm has launched a scathing critique of Sveriges Television (SVT) for what it sees as a “disgusting” portrayal of Russia during the weekend’s Melodifestivalen finals.

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Activists jailed for weapons sabotage

A man and a woman have each been sentenced to four months in prison for the sabotage of 14 grenade launchers during a raid on the premises of Saab Bofors Dynamics in Eskilstuna in central Sweden.

Swedes have less trust in banks: study

Swedes have less trust in banks: study

Swedes’ confidence in their banks has been devastated by the current financial crisis, prompting roughly one in five customers to change their savings habits, a new study shows.

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‘Frozen’ truck driver trapped in industrial oven

An attempt by a truck driver with a chill to warm himself in an industrial oven has prompted a reaction from Sweden’s work safety agency.

Guide Michelin awards two stars to second Swedish eatery

Guide Michelin awards two stars to second Swedish eatery

Mathias Dahlgren’s Matsalen restaurant in Stockholm has been awarded a second star in this year’s Guide Michelin, becoming Sweden’s second two-star eatery.

Swedish banks badly exposed to Baltic bust

Swedish banks badly exposed to Baltic bust

Swedish banks invested massively in the emerging Baltic states when times were good but now that the tiger economies are going bust the banks risk big losses, experts said.

‘Psychotic’ art student could face jail

‘Psychotic’ art student could face jail

A Stockholm-based art student is suspected of four criminal offences after feigning mental illness in order to gain admission to a psychiatric hospital, Metro reports.

Clothier Odd Molly gives Stockholm a colourful new store

Clothier Odd Molly gives Stockholm a colourful new store

The days might be getting longer, but the chilly Swedish springtime still calls for something warm and wooly from time to time. And a new shop in Stockholm might just have the answer for those looking to stave off the goose bumps, The Local’s Charlotte West discovers.

Regular tobacco use falling in Sweden: study

Regular tobacco use falling in Sweden: study

The number of regular smokers in Sweden has fallen by 200,000 in the last five years, with women comprising the largest part of the drop.

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Teenage footballer dies during match

A 14-year-old boy died during a youth football match in Örebro in central Sweden on Sunday afternoon.