Classy Kalla claims first Swedish gold

Classy Kalla claims first Swedish gold

Olympic debutante Charlotte Kalla won the women's 10km freestyle in Vancouver on Monday to claim Sweden's first gold medal at the 2010 games.

Sony Ericsson unveils new smartphones

Sony Ericsson unveils new smartphones

Swedish-Japanese handset maker Sony Ericsson unveiled its new smartphones on Sunday as it seeks to close the gap on its main competitors.

Cop forgets child porn in laundry room

Cop forgets child porn in laundry room

A Swedish police officer is facing disciplinary action after a neighbour found child pornography on a memory stick the policeman had neglected to remove from a trouser pocket.

Pernod Ricard sells off Swedish brands

Pernod Ricard sells off Swedish brands

French drinks firm Pernod Ricard has announced its intention to sell off Explorer vodka and a slew of other Swedish and Danish labels to Finnish state-owned wine and spirit service company Altia.

Izzy Young: A folk man in Sweden defined by Dylan

Izzy Young: A folk man in Sweden defined by Dylan

Folk music impresario Izzy Young went from organizing Bob Dylan’s first concert to promoting small acts in Stockholm. Gabriel Stein charts the unusual journey of a man who dedicated his life to folk music.

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Holocaust survivor wins right to Jewish care

Jakub Mangell, an 86-year-old man who survived the Nazi Holocaust in Poland and fled to Sweden in 1946, has won his battle against a Swedish district council for the right to a place in a Jewish nursing home.

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Swedish pilot wrests gun from hijacker

Swedish pilot Mikael Andersson, 32, was the hero of an attempted hijacking of a plane in Portugal on Friday. The drama unfolded shortly after take off from Cascais, west of Lisbon, on Friday.

Why deny a princess her fairytale? Republicans and the royal weddings

Why deny a princess her fairytale? Republicans and the royal weddings

With Sweden's royal wedding year now upon us, writer and commoner Allan Burnett hoists the flag for an influential group catering for the anti-monarchy needs of a large and flabbergasted minority.

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Injury sidelines hockey star Holmström

Tomas Holmström's Olympic dream came an abrupt end this weekend as the Swedish right wing suffered an injury to his left knee while playing for the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

‘Sexual harassment rife in Swedish theatre’

‘Sexual harassment rife in Swedish theatre’

Every third woman working within Swedish film and theatre has been subjected to sexual harassment, often by those in a supervisory capacity, a new survey by Sveriges Radio published on Monday shows.

Söderling sets sights on top 5 after Rotterdam win

Söderling sets sights on top 5 after Rotterdam win

Swedish tennis player Robin Söderling has set his sights on claiming a top five spot in the ATP world rankings after on Sunday becoming the first Swede in almost two decades to win the Rotterdam Open.

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Hirvonen beats Loeb to Swedish rally crown

Finland's Mikko Hirvonen beat the reigning world champion, Frenchman Sebastien Loeb, to win the Rally of Sweden on Sunday.

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Plane crashes en route to Sweden

A plane on its way to Sweden crashed on Sunday evening in Germany, south-east of Dresden. According to Dresden police there were at least two pilots onboard. It is unclear whether more passengers were involved.