Eurovision scores make star of ‘hot’ runner up

Eurovision scores make star of ‘hot’ runner up

Sweden’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest might have disappeared without trace in last week’s competition, but now a runner-up is belatedly rescuing Swedish pride by becoming a European sensation - thanks to a one-minute appearance during the music jamboree.

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University in quest to return Sami bones

A major project is underway at Uppsala University to try and return the remains of Sami people used for racial biology research.

Saab unveils new Saab 9-5 to journalists

Saab unveils new Saab 9-5 to journalists

After many months of waiting, 250 foreign journalists visited Trollhättan on Monday to test Saab Automobile's new flagship vehicle, the new second-generation Saab 9-5.

Mankell status unknown after aid convoy attack

Mankell status unknown after aid convoy attack

The whereabouts of Swedish author Henning Mankell and the other ten Swedish activists onboard ships in the Gaza aid flotilla attacked by Israeli troops in international waters, remained unknown as the ships began to dock on Monday afternoon.

Red Cross chief appeals fraud conviction

Red Cross chief appeals fraud conviction

Johan af Donner, the former communications chief of the Swedish Red Cross sentenced to five years in prison for swindling the organization out of millions of kronor, has appealed the district court sentence.

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Swedes confident despite debt crisis

Swedish businesses and consumers remain confident about the prospects for the economy, despite the debt crisis in the eurozone, according to a new report.

Shopping baskets flunk hygiene test

Shopping baskets flunk hygiene test

Next time you head to the supermarket, make sure that baguette doesn't touch the side of the basket - a new study has shown that many shopping baskets have almost the same bacteria levels as the store floors.

Swedish town hopes for Russian revival

Swedish town hopes for Russian revival

Sorsele, a town in the far north of Sweden, is hoping to attract highly-qualified Russian immigrants in a move aimed at arresting depopulation and ensure the municipality's future.

Sweden calls on Israel to clarify aid convoy attack

Sweden calls on Israel to clarify aid convoy attack

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has summoned the Israeli ambassador to explain reports that Israeli armed forces have boarded the Freedom Flottila ships heading to Gaza, killing at least ten people.

Federer wary of Swede Söderling

Federer wary of Swede Söderling

Despite a 100 percent career record, world number one Roger Federer says it would be a fatal mistake to under-estimate Robin Söderling in their French Open quarter-final.