Sweden’s Thomas Johansson hangs up his racket

Sweden’s Thomas Johansson hangs up his racket

Swedish tennis star Thomas Johansson, the 2002 champion of the Australian Open, announced his retirement on Friday at the age of 34.

Swedish metal heads get ready to rock for Jesus

Swedish metal heads get ready to rock for Jesus

God-fearing heavy metal fans in Sweden now have a place to go to bang their heads and worship Jesus at the same time.

Chilliest start to a summer in decades

Chilliest start to a summer in decades

Sweden has witnessed one of the coldest starts to a summer in fifty years, said meteorological agency SMHI on Friday, confirming a nation's strong suspicions.

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Tax agency in 2 billion kronor tax haven haul

Swedish tax authorities have managed to recoup more than 2 billion kronor ($258 million) from foreign tax havens in the last five years.

Swedish debt soars to 200 billion kronor

Swedish debt soars to 200 billion kronor

The Swedish debt office increased sharply its forecast for the budget deficit this year, in a revision on Friday, owing to the economic crisis.

Teen murder suspect taken to mental clinic

Teen murder suspect taken to mental clinic

A 16-year-old girl suspected of plotting the murder of a 15-year-old girl last weekend in Stureby south of Stockholm has been moved to a psychiatric clinic, much to the dismay of her attorney.

Koenigsegg ‘no wet dream’ for Saab: expert

Koenigsegg ‘no wet dream’ for Saab: expert

Despite the excitement generated by Thursday’s news that Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg was set to buy Saab, a number of automotive journalists in Sweden remain sceptical.

Astrid Lindgren books fund political extremists

Astrid Lindgren books fund political extremists

Sweden's extreme right wing National Democrat party has outraged the family of Astrid Lindgren by selling books penned by the popular children's writer on its website.

EU gives failing grade to eight Swedish beaches

EU gives failing grade to eight Swedish beaches

The water at eight Swedish bathing areas failed to meet European water quality standards last year, according to the European Commission’s annual report.

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Stockholm suburb ranked best place to live in Sweden

For the second year in a row, the municipality of Danderyd outside of Stockholm has been voted the best place in Sweden to live, according to a magazine’s annual ranking.