Anja Pärson beats pain to claim Olympic medal

Anja Pärson beats pain to claim Olympic medal

Swedish skier Anja Pärson battled through the pain barrier to claim an heroic bronze medal in the women's super-combined at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Stockholm ‘one of Europe’s richest regions’

Stockholm ‘one of Europe’s richest regions’

The Stockholm area is one of the ten richest regions in the European Union, according to new figures from Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency.

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Russian businessman finances Saab deal

Vladimir Antonov, the Russian businessman forced to step aside as a condition of the takeover of Saab by Dutch Spyker, has claimed that his banks have financed the first downpayment to GM, according to a report by news agency Bloomberg.

Swede signs up to Virgin Galactic space flight

Swede signs up to Virgin Galactic space flight

A Malmö man has become the first Swede to sign up to Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space adventure after he shelled out 1.4 million kronor to fly to the frontier of space.

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Nine-year-old sold drugs to Malmö police officer

A nine-year-old boy in Malmö has been caught trying to sell a bag of amphetamines to an undercover police officer. His father has been arrested for using his young son as a drugs courier.

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Handelsbanken ups dividend as profits slump

Swedish bank Handelsbanken trumped market expectations despite reporting a slump in fourth quarter profits on Thursday.

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No damages for docs in Da Costa murder case

A Swedish court on Thursday ruled that the two doctors previously suspected of committing the gruesome murder of Catrine da Costa, found dismembered in 1984, are not entitled to damages.

Bildt: Swedes in foreign disasters to pay their way

Bildt: Swedes in foreign disasters to pay their way

Swedish tourists who get caught up in natural disasters and other crises abroad will in future have to pay for their own healthcare and trips home, the government has said.

What’s On in Sweden: February 19th – 25th

What’s On in Sweden: February 19th – 25th

What’s on in Sweden:Action Impro in Stockholm, Fresh Fish Fashion in Gothenburg and Muslim punk in Malmö.

Sweden counts cost of winter snowfalls

Sweden counts cost of winter snowfalls

Swedish municipalities are struggling to balance budgets as the cost of keeping streets and buildings free of snow continues to escalate as the winter keeps its hold on the country, according to a survey by the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper.

Sweden keeps secret party donations despite EU criticism

Sweden keeps secret party donations despite EU criticism

Despite strong criticism from the Council of Europe the Swedish government does not plan to outlaw anonymous donations to political parties, the justice minister Beatrice Ask told Sveriges Radio's Ekot news programme on Wednesday.

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Sweden beat Germany in hockey opener

Sweden opened their Olympic hockey title defence with a 2-0 victory over Germany on Wednesday with goals from Mattius Öhlund and Loui Ericksson.

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Anja Pärson crashes out of ‘icy’ downwhill

Swedish skier Anja Pärson crashed out of the women's downhill in Whistler on Wednesday leaving American Lindsey Vonn to claim the gold.