Heavy Baltic rains heading for Sweden

Heavy Baltic rains heading for Sweden

A powerful low-pressure system currently racing north across the Baltic Sea is expected to sweep over Sweden late on Wednesday night and into Thursday, bringing with it torrential rains and chilly temperatures.

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Outrage over 14-year- old’s nipple piercing

The mother of a Swedish teenager is fuming at the ease with which her daughter was able to get her nipple pierced, sparking calls for the introduction of age limits on piercing in Sweden.

British journalist fishes for the real Sweden

British journalist fishes for the real Sweden

British author Andrew Brown talks to James Savage about living in Sweden in the seventies, fishing, and how immigration has changed the country.

Sweden’s biggest nuke plant under observation

Sweden’s biggest nuke plant under observation

Nuclear officials ruled on Wednesday to place the Ringhals plant in southwestern Sweden under observation following several recent incidents that risk jeopardizing security.

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Ericsson signs two major deals in China

Swedish telecoms equipment provider Ericsson has inked deals with two Chinese mobile operators worth $1.7 billion.

From Britpop to India with Maia Hirasawa

From Britpop to India with Maia Hirasawa

When she graduated from high school, Maia Hirasawa never imagined that she would make a career out of music. Now a decade later, the 29-year-old Swedish-Japanese musician has carved out a space for herself on the Swedish music scene.

Swedish arms maker battles for lost contract

Swedish arms maker battles for lost contract

Controversy mounted on Wednesday following the Swedish military’s recent decision to pass over a Swedish supplier of armoured transport vehicles in favour of a Finnish company.

Vattenfall suffers German nuclear setback

Vattenfall suffers German nuclear setback

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has been rocked by news that one of its nuclear power stations in Germany is to be taken out of operation for almost a year following a safety scare at the weekend.

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Ball bearing giant bucks French resistance

Swedish firm SKF, the world's largest manufacturer of ball bearings, has shrugged off a local politician's vocal press criticism and is pushing ahead with plans to shut down a factory in France.

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Renters in Sweden struggle to make ends meet

Sweden’s renters are having a tougher time meeting their monthly obligations, resulting in increased evictions as well as applications for housing assistance payments.

Injury could sideline Sweden’s Klüft from worlds

Injury could sideline Sweden’s Klüft from worlds

Swedish track and field star Carolina Klüft may not be able to compete in next month's world athletics championships in Berlin, her coach said on Tuesday.