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

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

What’s on in Sweden: Ship shape tour in Stockholm, Cameroonian Jazz in Gothenburg and a spin on Cinderella in Malmö. Plus English comedy in Linköping.

March in Sweden: Slush, bears and skiing royals

March in Sweden: Slush, bears and skiing royals

The Year in Sweden - March: Journalist Kim Loughran sketches a month by month account of the country he has called home ever since his accidental migration in 1966.

Fifteen boys abused by sports coach

Fifteen boys abused by sports coach

At least fifteen boys are now believed to have been sexually abused by a sports coach in the Stockholm area as the case against a 22-year-old suspect widens.

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Bomb squad removes police station explosive

Police bomb technicians have concluded that an explosive left at the reception desk of a police station in central Stockholm did not pose any threat to people or property.

Ikea offers repose in Paris metro marketing campaign

Ikea offers repose in Paris metro marketing campaign

Swedish furniture chain Ikea has adopted an unorthodox method to get its products into the mind's eye of discerning Parisians - by lining metro station platforms with living room furniture.

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Swedish prisoners seek higher learning

An increasing number of prisoners at Swedish correctional facilities are taking the chance to study, according to new figures from the Swedish Prison and Probation Service (Kriminalvården).

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Swedish house prices top two million barrier

The price of the average Swedish house has passed the two million kronor ($300,000) mark for the first time new figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB) show.

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Swedish lab offers hope on genital herpes vaccine

Researchers in Gothenburg have developed a promising new vaccine against genital herpes, with successful tests on mice offering hope of an STD-free future for millions, Gothenburg daily Göteborgs-Posten reports.

Opposition youth league registers government ‘Alliance’ brand

Opposition youth league registers government ‘Alliance’ brand

SSU, the opposition Social Democrat party youth league, has registered the patent for the Swedish word Alliansen (The Alliance) - the collective name used by the government for its four-party coalition.

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Axelsson takes aim for biathlon challenge

Håkan Axelsson, the only athlete at the Vancouver Paralympics with both a visual impairment and an amputation, is gunning for gold on Wednesday in the 12.5 km biathlon.

Turks leave Social Democrats in protest

Turks leave Social Democrats in protest

The association of Turkish Social Democrats in Gothenburg has elected to discontinue its operations after last week's parliamentary vote to recognize as genocide the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

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Turkey PM hails ‘friend’ Reinfeldt

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's decision to distance himself from a Swedish parliament vote on the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks has been hailed as "very positive" by his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

University massacre threat suspect released

University massacre threat suspect released

The 33-year-old student held on suspicion of the massacre threat at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm on Monday has been released. He remains suspected of making illegal threats.