Contractors at fault as roofs collapse

Contractors at fault as roofs collapse

Environment Minster Andreas Carlgren has urged tighter checks on building contractors in the wake of a Swedish winter pockmarked by more than 110 collapsed roofs.

Swedes extend warm embrace to ‘cuddle party’ movement

Swedes extend warm embrace to ‘cuddle party’ movement

Swedes are often partial to picking up on trends from "over there" with the latest offering a new way to socialize American-style - introducing... the "cuddle party".

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Pensioner jailed for spying on Uighurs

A 62-year-old Uighur living in Sweden as a political refugee since 1997 has been found guilty of spying for China on Uighur expatriates and sentenced to a year and four months in jail.

Blogger profile: Patrick Reilly

Blogger profile: Patrick Reilly

Patrick Reilly is a young Irishman drawn to these northern shores by cupid’s arrow. Since January he has been battling with the native tongue of the Norsemen, well a Scanian variant anyway, in his adopted home of Malmö.

Government calls for action on khat use

Government calls for action on khat use

The Swedish government has announced a tougher approach to the threat posed by the use of the mildly intoxicating drug khat on the state of public health.

Stockholm pram march marks Women’s Day

Stockholm pram march marks Women’s Day

Stockholm will on Monday host the largest ever march of the prams (strollers) as part of the city's celebration of the 100th International Women's Day.

Svanberg claims millions in holiday pay out

Svanberg claims millions in holiday pay out

Carl-Henric Svanberg, the former CEO of Swedish telecom firm Ericsson, has been paid 6.8 million kronor ($960,000) for accrued holiday that he was unable to take.

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Bankruptcies continue to decline

The number of business failures in Sweden declined in February by 21 percent, continuing the positive trend of the last few months, a new report shows.

Swede claims two Oscars

Swede claims two Oscars

Swedish sound technician Paul Ottosson claimed two Oscars at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles - for work with the evening's big winner Hurt Locker.

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Billions in benefits paid out in error

The Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) estimates that it paid out 16.4 billion kronor ($2.3 billion) too much in various benefits in 2009, according to a new analysis.

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Sweden slammed over sexual violence inaction

Sweden and its Nordic neighbours have been slammed by human rights group Amnesty International for failing to combat sexual violence, a new report shows.