Half of Swedes text at the wheel: poll

Half of Swedes text at the wheel: poll

Almost every second Swede has read or written mobile phone text messages while driving, according to a new study. Calls are now being made for drivers to be banned from using mobiles at the wheel.

Pirate hunters to lose helicopters

Pirate hunters to lose helicopters

The two Swedish military helicopters being used as part of the battle against Somalian pirates in the Gulf of Aden are to be returned to Sweden to be put on standby.

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Terminally ill woman denied early pension

The Swedish tax agency (Skatteverket) has rejected the request of a 40-year-old terminally ill cancer patient who wanted to cash in her pension account early in order to travel with her family while she still had the strength.

Ibrahimovic returns to Swedish national team

Ibrahimovic returns to Swedish national team

Barcelona star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to return as captain of the Swedish national team after a nine month absence, the Swedish Football Federation confirmed at lunchtime on Friday.

Aftonbladet libelled Littorin: ex-watchdog

Aftonbladet libelled Littorin: ex-watchdog

Sweden’s biggest tabloid, Aftonbladet, would be likely to lose a libel case over its allegations that former minister Sven Otto Littorin used a prostitute, the former head of Sweden’s press watchdog has said.

Herräng: Sweden’s Lindy Hop heartland

Herräng: Sweden’s Lindy Hop heartland

Every summer Herräng, a sleepy one-horse town north of Stockholm, is transformed into a jazz-era mecca. The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson grabbed his dancing shoes and travelled up country in search of this thing they call swing.

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Woman ordered husband to kill daughter

A 30-year-old woman has been jailed for ten years for persuading her husband to murder his own three-year-old daughter.

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Father dumps baby in Migration Board protest

A father left his four-month-old baby on the reception counter at the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket), leaving the building in protest over a misunderstanding regarding the child's residence permit.

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Sony Ericsson sees profits jump

Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson reported a second quarter running of net profits Friday after a period of loss last year, saying it had pushed up prices by focusing on the top end of the

Geely head to lead Volvo Cars

Geely head to lead Volvo Cars

Li Shufu, the chairman of Chinese firm Geely, will also lead Volvo Cars when the acquisition of the Swedish firm is complete, the two firms said on Thursday.

Klüft to compete at Euros despite falling short

Klüft to compete at Euros despite falling short

Swedish athlete Carolina Klüft will compete at the European Championships after being given a wild card despite falling short of the minimum qualification distance for the long jump competition at a meet in Karlstad on Thursday.

Mobile phone use tops 5 billion: study

Mobile phone use tops 5 billion: study

The number of mobile phones in use worldwide has exceeded 5 billion for the first time due to high demand in India and China, Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has shown in a new study published on Thursday.