Swedes are exercising more

Swedes are exercising more

Swedes are taking more exercise than ever, according to a new survey. Some 46 percent of the population exercise more than twice a week, compared to 38 percent ten years ago.

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Stricter requirements for SMS loans

Sweden's government has proposed placing tighter requirements on SMS-loan companies to carry out credit checks. However, proposals for interest rate caps or prohibitions on overnight loan payments have been rejected.

Second Swede sought over Auschwitz theft

Second Swede sought over Auschwitz theft

Polish authorities want to question a second Swede, millionaire Lars-Göran Wahlström, about the theft of the "Arbeit macht frei" sign at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Sweden’s popular Crown Princess

Sweden’s popular Crown Princess

She was not born to be queen, but Crown Princess Victoria has become a popular heir to the throne. Juan Navas, who has worked closely with her, explains what she is really like.

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Sweden tops EU development aid list

Sweden spends more per capita on development aid than all other EU countries, according to a new report which has slammed the failure of some member states for not doing enough to live up to spending goals.

Sell more state-owned companies: party

Sell more state-owned companies: party

The Christian Democrats believe the government should continue selling off state-owned companies.

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Small rise in inflation in May

Consumer prices in Sweden rose by 0.2 percent in May, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden. Inflation was 1.2 percent, compared with 1 percent in April.

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What’s On in Sweden: June 11th – June 17th

What’s on in Sweden: Cookin' Koreans in Stockholm, Thoughtful Brits in Gothenburg, KISS plays Malmö plus Magnus Betnér, in English, in Linköping.

Opposition retain lead in major poll

Opposition retain lead in major poll

The "red-green" coalition enjoys the support of 50.2 percent of the electorate, according to a major new survey from Statistics Sweden (SCB).

Gretchen Parlato: more than just a jazz singer

Gretchen Parlato: more than just a jazz singer

Jazz singer Gretchen Parlato's first concert in Sweden is special for a number of reasons, least of all because her maternal grandfather was Swedish.

Five detained after Malmö shootings

Five detained after Malmö shootings

Five men have been held after two shootings in central Malmö on Wednesday leaving three people injured, one seriously.

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Birthday ‘prank’ sends police on runaround

Police in Norrköping in eastern Sweden were sent on a wild goose chase on Wednesday after masked men were reported to have dragged a taxi driver from his car and sped off in an incident later revealed to be a birthday prank.

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Sweden deports Iraqis despite UN criticism

Sweden deported 56 Iraqis to Baghdad on Wednesday in the face of stern criticism from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).