A quickie with… Daily Show regular Lewis Black

A quickie with… Daily Show regular Lewis Black

Citizens of Stockholm should prepare to be in stitches on June 5th – stand-up comedian Lewis Black is coming to town, and the funnyman’s performance is sure to be nothing short of hilarious.

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Borg blasts Swedish banks’ Baltic bonanza

Finance Minister Anders Borg has lambasted Swedish banks for their "careless expansion" in the Baltic region as the Swedish krona felt the pinch on Wednesday from a deepening crisis in Latvia.

Agency steps up efforts to unmask strawberry cheats

Agency steps up efforts to unmask strawberry cheats

Swedish agriculture authorities are going hi-tech to crack down on the sale of imported strawberries which have been falsely marked as being home grown.

Fredrik Malm: Enlarge the European Union

Fredrik Malm: Enlarge the European Union

“When I first got involved in politics, the main issues that interested me were internationalism and cooperation in Europe,” says Fredrik Malm, and in the current EU Parliamentary election campaign these issues have remained top priorities for the young politician.

Östhammar wins bid to store nuclear waste

Östhammar wins bid to store nuclear waste

The eastern Swedish town of Östhammar has seen off rival bidder Oskarshamn and secured a lucrative deal to store nuclear waste for the next 100,000 years, the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Telenor to cut 400 jobs in Sweden

The Swedish business of Norwegian telecom operator Telenor announced plans on Wednesday to slash 400 jobs in Sweden due to disappointing sales figures.

Swedish collector snags former queen’s desk at auction

Swedish collector snags former queen’s desk at auction

A recently discovered 300-year-old desk which once belonged to Sweden’s Queen Hedvig Eleonora has been sold at auction in Uppsala in central Sweden.

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Migration Board slams refugee housing plan

The head of Sweden’s Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has slammed a proposal that would cut benefits for asylum seekers who refuse to live in housing set aside for those waiting to have their claims heard.

Patriot Söderling receives Borg approval

Patriot Söderling receives Borg approval

Robin Söderling has revealed that his giant-killing exploits at the French Open in Paris have been warmly received by his legendary Swedish compatriot Björn Borg.

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‘Mafia’ ruined Swedish teens’ shopping spree

Two Swedish teenage girls who took a family safe to finance a day of shopping allege their plans were spoiled when they inadvertently handed the safe over to someone with ties to the mob.

Borg in verbal row with aggressive civilian

Borg in verbal row with aggressive civilian

A government driver was forced to intervene when Swedish finance minister Anders Borg was approached by an aggressive man while waiting for a car in the garage of the government offices in central Stockholm.