Prince hooks up with bikini model: reports

Prince hooks up with bikini model: reports

Prince Carl Philip, second in line to the Swedish throne, is refusing to comment on rumours that he is dating reality TV show star and glamour model Sofia Hellqvist.

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Sweden has Europe’s 2nd fastest broadband: report

Broadband speeds in Sweden are quicker than in any other European country bar Romania.

Bunny dance fraudster gets three years in jail

Bunny dance fraudster gets three years in jail

A man claiming to be wheelchair bound has been jailed for three years after he was caught on camera dancing with a rabbit mascot at an amusement park in western Sweden.

Swedbank boss bows out on full salary

Swedbank boss bows out on full salary

Under-fire chairman Carl-Eric Stålberg is to be replaced, Swedbank announced on Friday but will to continue to receive his 3,1 million kronor ($441,000) yearly earnings until early 2011.

Council urges action to hinder wife importers

Council urges action to hinder wife importers

The governor of Värmland, western Sweden, has called for action to track the marital lives of men that habitually wed foreign women after it is revealed the region has the highest number of so-called wife importers in the country.

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Higher wolf cull likely next year: expert

More wolves will have to be liquidated next year if the Swedish government’s ceiling level isn’t changed.

Former Red Cross chief faces court in fraud case

Former Red Cross chief faces court in fraud case

The former head of communications of the Swedish Red Cross (Röda Korset), Johan af Donner, is to be tried on embezzlement charges after investigations reveal he swindled charities out of nearly 8 million kronor ($1.13 million).

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Centre Party support hits all time low: poll

Voter confidence for the government alliance Centre Party has taken a significant downturn according to a new survey which puts the opposition in a commanding lead at the start of the election year.

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Facebook groups prone to new sabotage trend

Facebook users in Sweden are being plagued by a new trend sweeping the popular social networking site where names of groups are being changed to titles with vulgar sexual connotations.

Merbanco pulls out of race to buy Saab

Merbanco pulls out of race to buy Saab

The CEO of the small US investment company has emailed independent enthusiast website SaabsUnited.com to say GM has turned down the firm’s bid to buy Saab.