Motivation key to mastering Swedish

Motivation key to mastering Swedish

Sponsored Article: After a string of failed attempts to find a Swedish teacher to suit, British businessman David Brodetsky found the right fit at Företagsuniversitetet.

SVT ‘cheering on the monarchy’

SVT ‘cheering on the monarchy’

The Swedish Republican Association (Republikanska Föreningen) has accused public service broadcaster SVT of ditching its principles of objectivity ahead of the impending wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling.

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Swedish church group offers choice of three genders

Sensus, a Swedish church-backed study association, has adopted a new policy to allow prospective employees to classify their gender in three ways: Female, Male or Other.

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UK mag announces Sweden’s ‘most trusted brands’

Reader's Digest, a UK consumer magazine, has presented its survey listing Sweden's most trusted brands in a raft of categories.

Spring floods to threaten Sweden

Spring floods to threaten Sweden

The Swedish meteorological service warns of the possibility of severe flooding with a spring thaw. At greatest risk are the areas of Götaland in southern Sweden and the mid-Sweden province of Södermanland.

Saab suppliers recall redundancy notices

Saab suppliers recall redundancy notices

The completion of the purchase of Saab by Dutch firm Spyker has led to several subcontractors withdrawing notices of redundancy.

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Theft of deadly medicine prompts ‘catastrophe’ concerns

The theft of an extremely strong sedative from a Lund hospital has caused alarm. On the street the drugs could have catastrophic consequences, according to the doctor who discovered the theft, local newspaper Sydsvenska Dagbladet reports.

Murder in the laundry room

Murder in the laundry room

Hideous underwear, tales of dead cats, speakers of ancient Aramaic, and anonymous threats: Paddy Kelly has been to the laundry room and lived to tell the tale.

Post office considers cutting 2,000 staff

Post office considers cutting 2,000 staff

Around 2,000 staff could leave the post service in Sweden and Denmark in a new programme of savings, Posten Norden's CEO has confirmed. The firm reported losses of almost 700 million kronor for the final quarter 2009.

‘Most peanut allergies misdiagnosed’: study

‘Most peanut allergies misdiagnosed’: study

Swedish researchers have found that as many as two out of three people diagnosed as allergic can eat peanuts without any problems at all, reports the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper.

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Police called in to calm bus stop tumult

Police were called to a Stockholm bus terminal on Tuesday night as tempers flared among the 1,000 hard-hit travellers trying to get home as transport problems continued to afflict many areas of Sweden.

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Ibrahimovic goal gives Barça upper hand

A second half equaliser from Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic was enough to hold off the challenge of a valiant Stuttgart and give Barcelona the edge in the second leg at Camp Nou.