Sweden takes Daniel to its heart after speech

Sweden takes Daniel to its heart after speech

The newest member of Sweden’s royal family, Prince Daniel, has made a roaring start to royal life. His confident yet emotional speech at the banquet following his wedding to Crown Princess Victoria has delighted Sweden’s media, royal experts and large swathes of the population.

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HIV positive doc gets jail for sex

A male senior physician has been jailed by Stockholm District Court after he had unprotected sex with two men despite knowing that he was HIV positive.

Oil firm war crimes probe could draw in Bildt

Oil firm war crimes probe could draw in Bildt

Sweden's international prosecutor has said it will investigate Lundin Oil over whether it had any role in war crimes committed in Sudan. The probe threatens to draw in Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, who was on the board of the company during the period that the alleged war crimes took place.

Volvo shareholder keen on Renault stake

Volvo shareholder keen on Renault stake

Swedish holding company Industrivärlden, Volvo Group's second largest shareholder, has confirmed its interest in buying some or all of Renault's stake in the Swedish truckmaker.

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Swedes get wealthier in 2010

Swedes’ personal wealth increased 2.8 percent to 6,990 billion kronor in the first quarter of 2010, according to SEB bank. The figure means Swedes are richer than ever before.

Summer solstice marks longest day

Summer solstice marks longest day

The summer solstice, the point in time at which the sun is at its highest point in the sky, will occur at 1.28pm Swedish time today before the long slide into winter darkness begins on Tuesday.

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Women taking over ‘male’ professions

Women are set to dominate professions that have traditionally been the reserve of men and within 20 years will be the majority among economists, lawyers, architects and doctors, a new forecast shows.

Swedes face up to Midsummer berry crisis

Swedes face up to Midsummer berry crisis

The hunt for the Swedish strawberry could prove elusive this Midsummer holiday weekend with supplies a reported 14 days late due to the long cool spring.

SVT hits back over news agency wedding boycott

SVT hits back over news agency wedding boycott

Sveriges Television (SVT) is to send a strongly-worded letter to news agencies AFP, AP and Reuters who boycotted the royal wedding after an argument over rights, seriously affecting global exposure of the event.

Eriksson: ‘Brazil can go all the way’

Eriksson: ‘Brazil can go all the way’

Ivory Coast coach Sven-Göran Eriksson has said he thinks Brazil have got what it takes to be world champions for the sixth time after his team succumbed 3-1 in their group G match in Johannesburg on Sunday.