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Swedes irked by biathlon hold up

Sweden's coaching team was left fuming on Wednesday as 10km pursuit medal hopeful Anna-Carin Olofsson-Zidek was held up at the starting line, eventually finishing fourth.

Eagle eye Ferry strikes Olympic gold

Eagle eye Ferry strikes Olympic gold

Swedish biathlete Björn Ferry shot himself into the Olympic history books on Tuesday with a sensational win in the 12.5 kilometre pursuit event in Vancouver.

John F Kennedy love letters to Swedish siren up for auction

John F Kennedy love letters to Swedish siren up for auction

Passionately tender correspondence written by John F Kennedy to his Swedish sweetheart is up for auction in the United States.

Police slammed over helicopter heist

Police slammed over helicopter heist

The Swedish police made several serious mistakes in connection with the helicopter heist robbery in Västberga in southern Stockholm last autumn, according to former police superintendent Eric Rönnegård.

Swedish officers reported for ‘force feeding’ conscripts

Swedish officers reported for ‘force feeding’ conscripts

A lieutenant and a captain at the Air Combat Training School in Uppsala in central Sweden have been reported to military authorities for ordering young conscripts to eat food in humiliating circumstances.

Sweden’s Borg talks tough on Greece debt

Sweden’s Borg talks tough on Greece debt

Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg has led the chorus of European partners calling on Greece to "surpass" market expectations in dealing with its debt crisis.

Sweden’s top ten tasty buns

Sweden’s top ten tasty buns

It’s Fettisdag, Fat Tuesday, the day known in English as Shrovetide, Pancake Tuesday and, er, Mardi Gras. In Sweden, the day is synonymous with the creamy semla, one of many fine buns that make this country great.

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Spyker chief opens door to Russian owner

Spyker CEO Viktor Muller has declared that he would welcome the return of controversial Russian financier Vladimir Antonov to the firm, which recently announced the takeover of Sweden's Saab Automobile.

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Forsberg defies age and injury to lead Sweden

Swedish ice-hockey's talisman, Peter Forsberg, reports that he is winning his fight to be fit to seek his third Olympic crown with the Tre Kronor (Three crowns) national team.

Swedish seniors lead EU in mobile use: report

Swedish seniors lead EU in mobile use: report

Nearly all Swedish over 65s own and use a mobile phone and are at the forefront of the technology's use in comparison with European counterparts, a new report published on Tuesday shows.

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Swedish bishop quits after office bashing

Sven Thidevall, the Swedish bishop at the heart of a period of ecclesiastical turbulence which left the diocese of Växjö in southern Sweden reeling, has resigned to take up a research post.

Stockholm Skavsta and Ryanair hold crisis talks

Stockholm Skavsta and Ryanair hold crisis talks

Stockholm Skavsta Airport and Irish budget airline Ryanair held crisis talks on Monday evening to try to resolve a long running dispute over unpaid bills and limited service, local newspaper Södermanlands Nyheter reports.

Swedish researchers discover new bird species

Swedish researchers discover new bird species

Swedish researchers, together with their Lao colleagues, have discovered a previously unknown bird species in south-east Asia.