Apocalypse soon: Disasters abound at Stockholm Film Festival

Apocalypse soon: Disasters abound at Stockholm Film Festival

It's the end of the world as we know it at this year's Stockholm Film Festival, which promises everything a budding apocalypticist could ever need. But there are also plenty of more upbeat cinematic treats in store if global doom isn't your bag, writes David Stavrou.

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SEB settles with wealthy widow over bad advice

After a decade receiving misguided investment advice, an 89-year-old Swedish woman has negotiated a settlement with the SEB bank worth hundreds of thousands of kronor.

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Borg voices concern over EU bank talks

Swedish finance minister Anders Borg said on Tuesday that delicate negotiations to create new cross-border financial supervisory bodies to oversee banks in the European Union were at a "make-or-break" point.

Sweden to test ‘culture by prescription’

Sweden to test ‘culture by prescription’

Doctors in south-western Sweden will soon be able to prescribe cultural activities such as choir lessons or ceramics classes as part of a taxpayer-funded initiative to help reduce prolonged absences from work due to illness.

Sweden lagging behind in equality for women professionals

Sweden lagging behind in equality for women professionals

Sweden's much-vaunted gender equality statistics do not stretch as far as the boardrooms of private companies, an area in which the country has fallen way off the international pace, argues Nima Sanandaji, president of the free market think tank Captus.

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Hospital reports new swine flu-related death

A man in his sixties from central Sweden who was suffering from the swine flu has been found dead in his home, according to a statement from Örebro hospital.

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Napping cat may have killed sleeping infant

A sleeping cat is suspected of having inadvertently suffocated a three-month baby to death in northern Sweden.

Zlatan considers quitting Sweden’s national side

Zlatan considers quitting Sweden’s national side

Swedish football fans were reeling on Tuesday after learning that star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have played his last game for the country’s national team.

Taxpayers fund thinking caps for Swedish town’s top brass

Taxpayers fund thinking caps for Swedish town’s top brass

Top level civil servants in Laholm in south-western Sweden have received a selection of different coloured hats worth 18,000 kronor ($2,600) in a bid to help the bearers think innovative thoughts.

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Swedish researchers reveal key to forming lasting memories

Researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have uncovered the mechanism that controls how the brain creates long-term memories, marking a significant step forward for developing new treatments for Alzheimer's disease.

Swedish ferries equipped with ‘sinking’ life rings

Swedish ferries equipped with ‘sinking’ life rings

Many of the life buoys on Swedish passenger ferries have a defect that causes them to sink when they hit the water.

Politician caught in teen sex scandal to step down

Politician caught in teen sex scandal to step down

A high-ranking Stockholm-area politician has been fined for attempting to purchase sex from an underage girl involved in a high-profile teen sex ring.