Swedes win thrilling ski marathon

Swedes win thrilling ski marathon

Jörgen Brink and Susanne Nyström of Sweden won the respective men's and women's events in the annual 90 kilometre Vasaloppet ski race on Sunday.

Government opposes plan to scale down domestic defence

Government opposes plan to scale down domestic defence

The government is reportedly opposed to a plan from the Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) to reduce defense spending by 800 million kronor ($112 million).

Spring held at bay as deer starve

Spring held at bay as deer starve

Although spring officially got underway a few days ago, there are few signs of it in Sweden. Snow lay deep across the land, while in the Baltic Sea, ferry traffic was snarled. Nearly 20 ships were stuck in the ice off the Swedish coast early Saturday. Ice breakers were dispatched.

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Iraqi expats flock to polling booths in Sweden

At least 26,000 Iraqis living in Sweden cast their absentee ballots at the weekend, ahead of the Iraqi general elections on Sunday. Some 80,000 Iraqis live in Sweden.

Mounting costs for royal wedding

Mounting costs for royal wedding

The June wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling won’t come cheap. So far, total costs of 80 million kronor ($11.4 million) have come to light, reports public broadcaster Sveriges Radio.