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Eriksson appoints Backe as Notts County manager

Hans "Hasse" Backe has been named new manager of Notts County, where he will resume his partnership with fellow Swede Sven-Göran Eriksson.

Hamrén confirms interest in Sweden job

Hamrén confirms interest in Sweden job

Erik Hamrén, the Swedish coach of reigning Norwegian football league champions Rosenborg said on Tuesday he is in discussions about filling the national team coaching vacancy in his native Sweden.

Swedish telecoms firm admits to Latvia meteorite hoax

Swedish telecoms firm admits to Latvia meteorite hoax

Swedish-owned telecoms company Tele2 admitted on Monday it was responsible for staging a meteorite crash near a small village in the Latvian countryside.

Swedish Match profit rise just misses target

Swedish Match profit rise just misses target

Swedish Match posted pre-tax profits of 757 million kronor for the third quarter, slightly below analysts’ expectations for the Swedish tobacco products company.

New arrest in helicopter heist probe

New arrest in helicopter heist probe

Police in Sweden have arrested another suspect in the helicopter-aided robbery of a cash depot in the Stockhlm suburb of Västberga last month.

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War criminal Plavsic lifts off from Sweden

Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavsic left Sweden on Tuesday after being granted early release from a Swedish prison by the UN war crimes court, prison officials said.

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Quack doctor indicted over cabbage cure for cancer

A man in his fifties in western Sweden has been indicted on twelve charges of fraud and sex offences after allegedly treating cancer patients with herbs and vegetables and sexually abusing a woman with Parkinson's disease.

In defence of the eighties generation

In defence of the eighties generation

Lazy, self-entitled and spoiled. These are just a few of the choice adjectives employed to describe the generation born in the 1980s, the first generation since Hemingway's to be characterised as “lost.” But how accurate is this stereotype and, moreover, are members of the 80s generation really to blame for Sweden's ailing job market, asks The Local's Charlotte Webb.

Swedish historian touts Nordic power bloc

Swedish historian touts Nordic power bloc

Sweden should consider joining its Nordic neighbours in forming a five-country federation in order to increase the region’s weight on the international stage, a Swedish historian proposes.

English defender’s goal yields millions for Swedish football fan

English defender’s goal yields millions for Swedish football fan

A 75-year-old Swedish man has a defender from Preston North End in England’s second division to thank for an improbable 10 million kronor ($1.45 million) gambling win.

Wallström: EU president ‘should be a woman’

Wallström: EU president ‘should be a woman’

Amid discussions by EU foreign ministers about the need for strong leadership, Swedish EU commissioner Margot Wallström has called for the appointment of a woman to serve as EU president.

Man jailed for attack following Facebook affair confession

Man jailed for attack following Facebook affair confession

A Swedish man who used a screwdriver to attack his wife’s lover after she revealed her infidelity on Facebook has been convicted of aggravated assault.