Bids rolling in for Ingmar Bergman’s island home

Bids rolling in for Ingmar Bergman’s island home

The island home of legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman has now gone up for auction, the company charged with the sale said on Tuesday.

Showbiz lawyers push to have Pirates gagged

Showbiz lawyers push to have Pirates gagged

Four American record companies want a Swedish court to bar three of the men convicted in the Pirate Bay trial from speaking out about the case and have requested the men be fined as long as the file sharing site keeps operating.

Immigrants key to new housing law’s success

Immigrants key to new housing law’s success

Recent legislative changes intended to allow full apartment ownership in Sweden have not had as popular a response as anticipated, but immigrants could be the answer, said Agneta Ericsson of the National Land Survey of Sweden (Lantmäteriet) on Tuesday.

Englishman in the running for ‘Sweden’s most Swedish job’

Englishman in the running for ‘Sweden’s most Swedish job’

The Swedish Tourist Association (STF) has launched the search for a suitable person to fill "Sweden's most Swedish job". Among the applicants is an Englishman who by his own admission is unlikely to win as he has recently turned fifty and "butchers the Swedish language".

Mystery grows over dead Swedish couple

Mystery grows over dead Swedish couple

The mystery surrounding the couple in their late fifties found dead at their home near Helsingborg in southern Sweden on Sunday continues to grow.

Modern-day Vikings pillage streets of Stockholm

Modern-day Vikings pillage streets of Stockholm

With picturesque cobblestone streets, cozy cafes and an abundance of history, Gamla Stan island is, with good reason, one of Stockholm’s main tourist attractions.

Scam targets Swedish PM’s mother-in-law

Scam targets Swedish PM’s mother-in-law

The mother-in-law of Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has been caught out in an elaborate swindle - two thieves sold her apartment without her knowledge.

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Repeat heart attack risk declines in Sweden: study

The risk of recurrence of an acute heart attack has declined dramatically in Sweden in recent years, a new Swedish study published on Tuesday shows.

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Russian energy giant set to ditch Lundin’s Caspian project

Russian state oil and gas firm Gazprom is set to revoke its option to acquire a majority stake in Swedish firm Lundin Petroleum's Lagansky project in the Caspian Sea, according to a report in Swedish business daily Dagens Industri (DI) on Tuesday.

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Alert for Swedes on flu- infected flight

Swedish health authorities are urging around 50 passengers who traveled on a flight from New York bound for Asia after reports that one person on the flight has come down with a severe case of swine flu.

Cockroach invasions plague more Swedish homes

Cockroach invasions plague more Swedish homes

Cockroaches are on the march in Sweden, according to reports from exterminators and home insurance companies.

Most Swedes favour new vote on the euro

Most Swedes favour new vote on the euro

A majority of Swedes, 51 percent, are in favour of holding another referendum on whether or not Sweden should exchange the krona for the common European currency.