‘Millennium’ trilogy heading to Hollywood

‘Millennium’ trilogy heading to Hollywood

A major Hollywood studio is close to finalizing a deal to produce an English-language film adaptation of Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s wildly successful “Millennium” trilogy of crime novels.

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Diplomat and wife jailed for smuggling cigarettes

A North Korean diplomat and his wife have been sentenced to eight months in prison by a court in Stockholm for attempting to smuggle more than 230,000 cigarettes into Sweden.

Sweden braces for more wild winter weather

Sweden braces for more wild winter weather

Another blast of winter weather is set to barrel down across southern and eastern Sweden starting on Wednesday night, with strong winds and heavy snowfall reaching as far as the Baltic island of Gotland.

Swedes keep lapping up juicy Tiger tidbits

Swedes keep lapping up juicy Tiger tidbits

Amid new reports that Elin Nordegren is set to sign a sponsorship deal with the rival of one of golfer husband Tiger Woods’ strongest corporate supporters, Swedes continue to swoon over every new revelation in the ongoing drama.

Plot thickens over Russian pantyhose probe

Plot thickens over Russian pantyhose probe

The mystery surrounding why exactly a Swedish diplomat was selling smuggled pantyhose in a Moscow kiosk grew on Tuesday as the Swedish foreign ministry alleged the Russian media portrayal of the incident was a deliberate smear attempt.

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Two degree climate deal unlikely: Reinfeldt

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has said the Copenhagen summit is unlikely to result in a pledge to try to cap the rise of global temperatures since the dawn of the industrial era at two degrees Celsius.

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Riksbank leaves interest rates unchanged

The Riksbank decided on Tuesday to leave the leave Sweden’s benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25 percent, but indicated that rate hikes were likely later in 2010.

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Suspected looting of pension fund investment

One of Sweden’s public pension funds has been shaken by a scandal involving the suspected plundering of a company in the fund’s portfolio. The company’s CEO was also in a relationship with the head of the fund.

Eriksson to stay with Notts County despite Backe’s departure

Eriksson to stay with Notts County despite Backe’s departure

Sven-Göran Eriksson has vowed to continue as director of football at English fourth-tier side Notts County despite the decision by fellow Swede Hans Backe to quit as the club's trainer.

Sony Ericsson to cut 450 jobs in Lund

Sony Ericsson to cut 450 jobs in Lund

Sony Ericsson plans to reduce the workforce at facilities in Lund in southern Sweden by 15 percent, putting 450 of the mobile handset manufacturer’s employees out of work.