‘Name and shame sex-buyers’: Ask

‘Name and shame sex-buyers’: Ask

Sweden's justice minister Beatrice Ask wants families to know if their husbands or fathers are suspected of buying sex and has proposed that coloured-coded envelopes be sent to their homes.

BA strike set to hit Swedish flights

BA strike set to hit Swedish flights

Travellers between Sweden and the UK face delays and cancellations this weekend due to a strike by British Airways cabin crew, with three out of five flights from Stockholm to London cancelled on Sunday.

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Uppsala airport gets go ahead for low-cost flyers

The Uppsala military airport Ärna has been given the environmental all clear to begin hosting low-cost flyers, the County Administrative Board announced in a statement on Friday.

‘Millennium’ film opens to rousing US reviews

‘Millennium’ film opens to rousing US reviews

The first of the Stieg Larsson "Millennium" trilogy films, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, has opened to rousing reviews from US critics and audiences not known for cherishing obscure subtitled films from Scandinavia.

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Serial killer investigation ‘a scandal’

The mother of nine-year-old Therese Johannessen has described the investigation into her daughter's death as scandalous, as an evidence controversy sheds doubt on the conviction of the Swedish serial murderer Thomas Quick.

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Swedish firms increase advertising spend

Swedish firms have started to ease restrictions on advertising budgets, with new figures indicating an 18 percent hike in spending during the first two months of 2010, according to the business daily Dagens Industri.

High demand for Muhammad cartoons

High demand for Muhammad cartoons

Swedish artist Lars Vilks has confirmed that he has sold around 20 copies of his cartoon depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a dog to private collectors, according to the Helsingborgs Dagbladet daily.

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Springtime skiing – just a bus ride from Stockholm

If watching the Olympics gave you an itch to hit the slopes, consider Romme Alpin, a bus ride from Stockholm, says Davrell Roberts Tien.

Warm weather heightens risk of spring floods

Warm weather heightens risk of spring floods

The recent warmer weather across many parts of Sweden has started to melt the winter's record snow falls, bringing with it a heightened risk of flooding.

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Sweden proposes veterans memorial day

The Swedish government has proposed the establishment of May 29th as an official veteran soldiers day. Further measures have been announced to ensure that ex-soldiers will receive the care and support they need.

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Court fines Stockholm couple for faked sex

A Stockholm couple have been fined by a district court for disorderly conduct after they were reported for having simulated sex on their patio, reports local newspaper Mitt-i-Södermalm.

Swedish curlers face Paralympic tie-break

Swedish curlers face Paralympic tie-break

Sweden will face Italy in a tie-break in the Paralympic wheelchair curling in Vancouver on Friday in a surprise extra match to decide who would progress to the semi-final stage.