Ikea furnishes ‘copycat’ site with lawsuit

Ikea furnishes ‘copycat’ site with lawsuit

Home furnishing giant Ikea has launched legal proceedings over the rights to the domain name iloveikea.se, a site which currently specializes in selling used Ikea furniture.

Krona slides further on Baltic economy worries

Krona slides further on Baltic economy worries

Concerns about economic developments in the Baltic region are the likely cause of the krona’s steady slide in recent days, according to several experts.

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Swedish companies use crisis as pretext to shed poor performers

Companies in Sweden are using the economic crisis as an excuse to fire workers who don’t measure up, according to a new study.

Blogger Profile: Scot James

Blogger Profile: Scot James

When Långholmen Football Club began life seven years ago, it was a small group of English-speaking foreigners looking to play their favourite game in Sweden. Now, with a large fan-base and pool of players, the club represents 18 different nationalities in its members, and is continuously expanding.

Hillevi Larsson: an egalitarian voice from the south

Hillevi Larsson: an egalitarian voice from the south

It was a high school’s broken ventilation system that started Hillevi Larsson’s career in politics – something she now calls a fortunate series of events, which drastically affected her life.

More foreigners earning PhDs in Sweden

More foreigners earning PhDs in Sweden

Foreign students make up one third of doctoral candidates studying at Swedish universities and more than half of them stay in Sweden upon completing their studies, new statistics show.

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Meat thieves left cow slaughtered in a field

Authorities in southern Sweden are investigating a macabre theft involving a dead cow and nearly 200 kilogrammes of missing meat.

Arrested pirates to face trial in Kenya

Arrested pirates to face trial in Kenya

Seven pirates arrested off the coast of Somalia by a Swedish naval unit on Tuesday are likely to be taken to Kenya to face trial.

Knife man gets reduced sentence after dog bite to testicles

Knife man gets reduced sentence after dog bite to testicles

A 32-year-old man in southern Sweden found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend has been granted a lower than usual sentence because of the suffering caused when he was bitten in the testicles by the woman's Rottweiler.

What’s on in Sweden: May 29 – June 4

What’s on in Sweden: May 29 – June 4

What's on in Sweden: Bruce Springsteen and Dylan Moran in Stockholm; Speedway Grand Prix in Gothenburg; The Eagles in Malmö/Lund

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Amnesty slams Sweden over refugee policies

Shortcomings in Sweden’s refugee policies and the country’s dismal record at bringing reported rapes to trial have come in for criticism by Amnesty International in its 2008 annual report.

Swedish teen tackles centuries-old numbers challenge

Swedish teen tackles centuries-old numbers challenge

A 16-year-old Iraqi immigrant in central Sweden has single-handedly figured out a formula with Bernoulli numbers that is normally reserved for much more seasoned mathematicians, earning him praise from professors at prestigious Uppsala University.

Princess Victoria on climate change visit to Greenland

Princess Victoria on climate change visit to Greenland

The three heirs to the thrones of Scandinavia landed in the Danish territory of Greenland on Wednesday to raise awareness of how the Arctic region has been affected by climate change, a spokeswoman said.