Pomp aplenty as winners gather for Nobel gala

Pomp aplenty as winners gather for Nobel gala

Nobel season reaches its pinnacle on Thursday evening as the 2009 laureates receive their awards from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and dignitaries gather for the banquet of the year at City Hall in Stockholm.

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Bildt berates Iran over treatment of laureate

As Stockholm gears up for Thursday's Nobel banquet, the foreign ministers of Sweden and Norway have lashed out at Iran for its treatment of 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, who says Iranian authorities confiscated her medal.

Victim says axe attack ‘politically motivated’

Victim says axe attack ‘politically motivated’

A politically active business-owner from Södertälje south of Stockholm is recovering from an axe attack he claims was carried out on the orders of a political rival.

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Riksdag sets tougher limits for sick benefits

The Swedish parliament on Wednesday passed controversial new limits on sickness benefits designed to get more people back into the workforce.

Rate fears put freeze on Swedish housing market

Rate fears put freeze on Swedish housing market

A wintery chill has swept over Sweden’s previously sizzling real estate market, with prices for both houses and apartments dropping in November, new statistics show.

What’s On in Sweden: December 11th – 17th

What’s On in Sweden: December 11th – 17th

What’s on in Sweden: Dubstep comes to Stockholm, Alice Cooper pays a visit to Gothenburg and Elvis has been spotted in Malmö.

Baby care bible restores father’s faith

Baby care bible restores father’s faith

If proud pop Joel Sherwood ever had and doubts about Sweden's ability to keep kids occupied, a chance encounter with a baby-friendly booklet was enough to answer all his prayers.

Reinfeldt calls on US to raise climate targets

Reinfeldt calls on US to raise climate targets

Swedish Prime Minster Fredrik Reinfeldt implored the United States on Wednesday to implement more ambitious goals for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Swedish ‘tsunami’ message mystifies Irish beachcomber

Swedish ‘tsunami’ message mystifies Irish beachcomber

A mysterious bottle that washed up on the shores of Ireland with a cryptic Swedish message inside has a local woman wondering if the note may have been authored by a Swede whose children perished in the 2004 tsunami.

Sweden Democrats score five percent in major poll

Sweden Democrats score five percent in major poll

The far-right Sweden Democrat party enjoys the support of 5.1 percent of the electorate, according to a major new survey from Statistics Sweden.

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Swede held in Pakistan on terror suspicions

A Swedish national is reportedly among five terror suspects arrested in Pakistan on suspicions of plotting a militant attack, Pakistani authorities said on Wednesday.