Princess Madeleine takes time out after split

Princess Madeleine takes time out after split

Princess Madeleine has decided to take a time out from official engagements in order to give her time to deal with her aborted engagement to lawyer Jonas Bergström, the Royal Court in Stockholm has announced.

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SAS counts cost of volcano ash chaos

Scandinavian airline SAS has estimated that the disruption caused by the Icelandic volcanic eruption has cost the airline between 650 million and 700 million kronor ($91 million) to date.

Police launch Q&A game to solve ethical dilemmas

Police launch Q&A game to solve ethical dilemmas

The Swedish Police Union (Polisförbundet) has turned to a card game in order to help officers to address both professional ethics and personal conduct on and off the job.

Sweden ‘fully prepared’ for Greek fallout : Borg

Sweden ‘fully prepared’ for Greek fallout : Borg

Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg has declared that Sweden is fully prepared for any emergency resulting from the debt crisis in the euro zone, as the Stockholm stock market continued its slide on Friday.

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Man arrested after school massacre threat

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with threatened massacre which forced the evacuation of Tullängsskolan in Örebro in southern Sweden has been evacuated in Friday morning.

Swede concern over uncertain UK election

Swede concern over uncertain UK election

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and opposition leader Mona Sahlin have said that the inconclusive outcome of the UK election, in which no party has gained a majority, leaves Britons with a tough challenge.

Humans bred with Neanderthals: study

Humans bred with Neanderthals: study

A Swedish-led team of scientists has drafted a genome sequence for the Neanderthal and believes its results show that the extinct 'great apes' interbred with humans.

Skanska profits boom in upbeat report

Skanska profits boom in upbeat report

Swedish construction firm Skanska has reported a profit after financial items of 936 million kronor ($120 million) for the first quarter 2010, an improvement of 108 percent on 449 million kronor posted in the period last year.

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Stockholm suburb tops school rankings: report

The Stockholm suburb of Danderyd comes out top in a new report from the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (Sveriges kommuner och landsting - SKL) ranking Sweden's schools.

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Teachers keep summer hols in new pay deal

Swedish teachers breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday evening after a new pay deal affording them a 3.5 percent pay rise over 25 months and securing their long summer holidays.