Cell phone owners could face TV licence fees

Cell phone owners could face TV licence fees

Swedish TV licensing body Radiotjänst has indicated that cell phone users may soon face licence fees as technological advances bring television to the mobile.

Swine flu vaccinations underway in Sweden

Swine flu vaccinations underway in Sweden

The largest vaccination programme in Swedish history got underway on Monday as health workers in the south of the country received the first shots to protect against the swine flu.

Stockholm’s bunnies burned to keep Swedes warm

Stockholm’s bunnies burned to keep Swedes warm

The bodies of thousands of rabbits culled every year from the parks in Stockholm’s Kungsholmen neighbourhood are being used to fuel a heating plant in central Sweden.

Little Sweden on the Prairie

Little Sweden on the Prairie

Välkommen till Lindsborg - Between barbecued ribs and meatballs, Robert La Bua finds Swedish culture alive and well in Little Sweden, USA.

Americans claim Nobel economics prize

Americans claim Nobel economics prize

Two Americans have been awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in economics for their research on economic governance.

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Swedish firm snaps up Russian farmland

A Swedish company is aiming to help meet the world's growing grain needs by buying up vast swathes of highly arable "black earth" land in Russia.

Three million Swedes file share illegally: study

Three million Swedes file share illegally: study

More than one in three Swedes continue to ignore the country’s anti-file sharing laws, according to a new study by a recording industry interest group.

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Another Swede held in Pakistan: report

Sweden’s foreign ministry confirmed on Monday that one an additional Swedish citizen is currently being held in prison in Pakistan.

Baby ‘could have died’ due to hospital drug error

Baby ‘could have died’ due to hospital drug error

A three-month old baby was mistakenly prescribed a dose of painkillers ten-times higher than the recommended level following an operation at Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital near Stockholm.

Bodström under fire for missed Riksdag votes

Bodström under fire for missed Riksdag votes

Former Social Democratic justice minister Thomas Bodström has been accused of abandoning his duties as a member of the Riksdag in favour of high paying engagements as a trial attorney.

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Man found dead in Söderhamn flat

A 27-year-old man was found dead in his apartment in Söderhamn in eastern Sweden on Sunday afternoon.