Lars Vilks attacked during lecture

Lars Vilks attacked during lecture

Artist Lars Vilks, who caused controversy by drawing cartoons that depicted the prophet Muhammad as a dog, has been attacked while giving a lecture at Uppsala University.

Euro membership a distant prospect

Euro membership a distant prospect

In September 2003 the Swedish electorate voted by a resounding majority against surrendering the krona in favour of the euro; six and half years later as the eurozone economies have been forced to underwrite a €750 million bailout of Greece, this popular opposition remains strong, and apparently at odds with the mainstream political establishment.

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Rental shortage in large parts of Sweden

Demand for rental apartments has continued to outstrip supply in large parts of Sweden, according to a new report.

Saab to rehire laid-off workers

Saab to rehire laid-off workers

Swedish carmaker Saab Automobile has said it will rehire 187 people laid off last April, following negotiations with unions.

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Stolen Milles statue found in woods

A bronze statue by Swedish sculptor Carl Milles, which was stolen from outside Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska University Hospital five years ago, has been found in the woods outside nearby Kungsbacka.

Palace guards in uniform pants appeal

Palace guards in uniform pants appeal

The Royal Court has sought the help of the Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) to lend appropriate attire for the guards at the new Haga Palace home of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling, as their trousers have not yet arrived.

Stockholm markets recoil on debt crisis concerns

Stockholm markets recoil on debt crisis concerns

The Stockholm stock exchange followed markets across Europe and Asia downwards on Tuesday morning after a day of significant gains on Monday and indicating that the recent turbulence remains.

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Monster: job vacancies up in April

The number of jobs advertised in Sweden rose in April for the third month running, according to the Monster Employment Index. The number of vacancies was up 17 percent on April last year.

Kurt Ove, 73, lands rare giant herring

Kurt Ove, 73, lands rare giant herring

Kurt Ove Eriksson, a 73-year-old fisherman living in Bohuslän in western Sweden, made an unexpected discovery when he went down to his hut by the harbour - a 3.50 metre Giant Oarfish, last seen in Swedish waters 131 years ago.

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Swedes fantasize about group sex: study

Swedes are least satisfied with their sex lives while they fantasise the most about group sex, according to a new survey of sexually active people in four Nordic countries.

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Britain’s euro bailout stance ‘unrealistic’: Borg

Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg argued on Monday that the UK has a clear self-interest in helping to back the European Union bailout fund as London would be hit hard by a bank financing failure.