Superdad wields umbrella in evil sun ray battle

Superdad wields umbrella in evil sun ray battle

First-time dad Joel Sherwood curses the few short days of summer as he walks around backwards pointing an angry umbrella at the skies.

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Sweden coming out of recession: Riksbank

“The deep recession has hit bottom, but the recovery will be weak", Sweden's deputy central bank governor Svante Öberg said in a speech made on Tuesday.

Two injured in Stockholm ferry fire

Two injured in Stockholm ferry fire

Two people are being treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke on Tuesday afternoon on a ferry docked in Stockholm and carrying 2,300 passengers.

Ibrahimovic to face Man City in Barcelona debut

Ibrahimovic to face Man City in Barcelona debut

Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to make his debut for new club Barcelona on Wednesday in a pre-season clash with big-spending Premier League side Manchester City.

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Sweden refuses asylum to gay Iraqis

A Swedish gay rights organisation has called on the government not to deport any homosexual Iraqi asylum seekers in the light of a shocking new report categorising an extermination campaign against gay men in the Middle Eastern country.

Swedish church launches online prayer service

Swedish church launches online prayer service

Say prayers over the internet, and link to your friends on Twitter or Facebook. This is the Church of Sweden's plan to raise the historically low turnout for upcoming church elections.

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Police raid occupied youth centre in Lund

Ten people were arrested following a dawn police raid on a Romani youth centre in Lund in southern Sweden.

GM confirms Saab sale

GM confirms Saab sale

US automotive giant General Motors has confirmed that it has signed a stock purchase agreement with the Koenigsegg Group regarding the sale of Saab Automobile to the Swedish-led consortium.

‘Arctic Sea hijackers in custody’: Russia

‘Arctic Sea hijackers in custody’: Russia

The Russian navy has arrested eight men who allegedly hijacked the Maltese-registered freighter the Arctic Sea off the coast of Öland in Swedish waters in July, the Russian defence minister has confirmed.

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Sweden hosts global water summit

The World Water Week opened in Stockholm on Monday welcoming an international cast of politicians, industry leaders and United Nations officials aiming to improve access to water and halt a tide of deaths in poor nations.

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Man remanded in custody for killing wife

A man in his sixties has been remanded into custody on suspicion of the manslaughter of his wife.

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‘Bildt interview supports my immunity deal’: Karadzic

Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic asserted on Monday that Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has submitted information backing his claims of an immunity deal.