Sweden’s big freeze set to stay

Sweden’s big freeze set to stay

Motorists are being advised to exercise caution as meteorological agency SMHI forecasts that the weather in Sweden will remain bitterly cold for the rest of the working week.

Al Pitcher Picture Show comedy competition

Al Pitcher Picture Show comedy competition

Comedian Al Pitcher moved to Sweden last summer and is now set to perform in front of a Stockholm audience for the first time.

Astrid Lindgren prize to Palestinian education group

Astrid Lindgren prize to Palestinian education group

A Palestinian education centre’s work to promote reading in the West Bank and Gaza, has earned it a Swedish literature award named for famed children’s book author Astrid Lindgren.

Chinese woman missing after ferry trip

Chinese woman missing after ferry trip

A 25-year-old Chinese woman has been reported missing after disappearing from a Viking Lines ferry at the weekend.

Gothenburg hit by spate of morning bomb scares

Gothenburg hit by spate of morning bomb scares

Shoppers in Gothenburg suffered disruption on Tuesday as the city was hit by a spate of bomb scares.

Swedish ‘countess’ in bitter US divorce trial

Swedish ‘countess’ in bitter US divorce trial

Marie Douglas-David, a Swedish socialite, has claimed that she was a prisoner in her marriage to US mogul George David as their divorce proceedings opened in a US court on Monday.

Swedes back punitive tax on junk food

Swedes back punitive tax on junk food

Swedes are in favour of introducing a punitive tax on junk foods to arrest the spread of cancer, a new survey shows. Almost 90 percent back tax cuts on healthier foods.

Union leader in hot seat over AMF Pension row

Union leader in hot seat over AMF Pension row

The head of Sweden’s main trade union group is facing a storm of media criticism following revelations that she approved a lavish pension package for former AMF Pension CEO Christer Elmehagen.

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Decision to work in Sweden proves costly for aspiring resident

An Azerbaijani’s dream of building a life with his Swedish wife in her home country is in jeopardy because of his decision to get a job.

‘No bonuses at state-owned companies’

‘No bonuses at state-owned companies’

The Swedish government has said it wants to end bonuses and variable compensation for executives at state-owned companies and has urged company boards to renegotiate contracts to bring about the change.

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Emergency operator mistook choking man to be drunk

Sweden’s emergency service telephone system, SOS Alarm, has been reprimanded after an operator mistakenly judged a man to be drunk when in reality he had passed out from choking on food.