Melodifestivalen draws 3.9 million viewers

Melodifestivalen draws 3.9 million viewers

A bumper week for public broadcaster SVT saw ratings explode for the finals on consecutive evenings of song competition Melodifestivalen and ever-popular game show På Spåret.

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King’s pal seeks bumper payout for country estate

Torgils Bonde, a member of Sweden's high society, has raised eyebrows by putting his 2,800 hectare property up for sale for close to a record sum of 200 million kronor ($28.3 million).

Government goes ahead with drug tests for kids

Government goes ahead with drug tests for kids

The Swedish government has ignored the advice of Sweden's Council on Legislation (Lagrådet) and proposed the introduction of drug tests on children below the age of 15.

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Riksbank off base with finance crunch rate hikes

The Swedish Riksbank has concluded that while everyone failed to see the impending finance crunch, it's own board was furthest behind.

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Swedish road deaths plunge to record low

The wintry weather in Sweden has led to a record low number of road deaths, new figures from the Swedish Road Administration (Vägverket) show.

Sweden blitzed by ten-goal Canada

Sweden blitzed by ten-goal Canada

Sweden's sledge hockey team received a thumping in Vancouver on Sunday as Canada posted a 10-1 win in the second group game at the Paralympic Games.

Champs held as football season gets underway

Champs held as football season gets underway

Swedish champions AIK got off to a slow start with a home draw against top-flight newcomers Mjällby. The 2009 runners-up IFK Gothenburg meanwhile opened the season with a flurry of goals, dispatching Kalmar 0-3.

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Reinfeldt denounces genocide vote

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt called his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Saturday in a bid to distance the Swedish government from a parliamentary vote which recognized the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide.

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Shots fired at Malmö police station

At least one shot was fired at the main police station in Malmö on Sunday evening. Police immediately cordoned off the building.

Man held over university massacre threat

Man held over university massacre threat

A 33-year-old man has been arrested for threatening a student massacre at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.