Dismay after Victoria asks to be given away

Dismay after Victoria asks to be given away

A split has opened up between the Church of Sweden and the royal family over Crown Princess Victoria’s wish to be ‘given away’ by her father, King Carl Gustaf, at her marriage to Daniel Westling next month.

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Carnegie demands 8.4 billion kronor from state

The former owners of Carnegie Investment Bank are suing the Swedish state for 8.4 billion kronor ($1.1 billion) over the enforced takeover of the bank during the financial crisis in 2008.

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Gunnar, 83, breaks bowling record

An 83-year-old bowling fanatic has become a national celebrity after becoming the oldest person in Sweden ever to score a perfect series - 12 strikes in a row adding up to 300 points.

Too soon for exit dates from Afghanistan: Bildt

Too soon for exit dates from Afghanistan: Bildt

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on Thursday that it was too early to speak of exit dates for Swedish and international troops from Afghanistan, telling reporters they were "wrong" and "dangerous."

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Swedish embassy in Pakistan stays closed

Sweden's embassy in Islamabad has been closed for more than two weeks due to the security situation in Pakistan, a foreign ministry spokesman told AFP on Thursday.

Student loan body hunts for cheats

Student loan body hunts for cheats

Sweden's student loan authority (Centrala studiestödsnämnden, CSN) has expanded its search for those who cheat the system, after an investigation showed that a large number of people had been lent money to which they were not entitled.

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Sweden rules out ban on naked short-selling

Swedish financial markets minister Mats Odell and finance minster Anders Borg have ruled out following a German decision to ban so-called naked short-selling, a decision which has sent stock markets tumbling across Europe this week.

‘Class and gender impact youth internet use’

‘Class and gender impact youth internet use’

Socioeconomic factors and gender play a significant role in how young Swedes use the internet, many of whom are as young as four, a new report on internet use among young Swedes shows.

Foundation seeks funds for Bergman centre

Foundation seeks funds for Bergman centre

The Bergman foundation on the Baltic Sea island of Fårö has applied to the Swedish government for 500,000 kronor ($65,700) to establish a resource centre in honour of the Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman.

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What’s On in Sweden: May 21st – 27th

What’s on in Sweden: Flight Of The Conchords in Stockholm, a half marathon in Gothenburg and The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club play Malmö.

Court slams laundry room surveillance

Court slams laundry room surveillance

The appeals court has ruled that a municipal housing firm may not conduct computer surveillance of communal laundry rooms in order to identify tenants that had neglected to tidy up after them.