Bildt: ‘No sensations’ in big US leak

Bildt: ‘No sensations’ in big US leak

Sweden’s foreign minister, Carl Bildt, has said the contents of top-secret American documents about the war in Afghanistan are "not sensational."

Sahlin makes first visit to Afghanistan

Sahlin makes first visit to Afghanistan

Social Democratic leader Mona Sahlin is visiting Afghanistan for the first time. During her trip, she will visit Swedes in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

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Mum of 11 seeks alcohol smuggling jail pardon

A mother of 11 children sentenced to prison for alcohol smuggling and the illegal sale of alcohol is seeking a pardon to avoid jail time.

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Taxes on tourists ‘illogical’

A tourist who takes a guided wildlife tour in Sweden pays four times as much tax on his or her ticket as a tourist who visits a zoo. Illogical, says an organization promoting eco-tourism in Sweden.

Pirate Bay co-founder banned from running site

Pirate Bay co-founder banned from running site

One of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, has been banned by Stockholm district court from continuing to run the filesharing site.

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School refuses to enroll student with Arabic name

A 13-year-old female student has submitted a complaint to the Discrimination Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, DO), charging that a school refused to enroll her because of her Arabic-sounding name.

Sweden’s Enquist wins Austrian literature prize

Sweden’s Enquist wins Austrian literature prize

Sweden's Per Olov Enquist, a prolific writer of historical novels and one of the country's most famous authors, was awarded Austria's State Prize for European Literature late on Sunday.

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Long waits for funerals cause freezer shortage

Sweden has the longest waiting periods in the world from death to burial, resulting in a major space shortage at crematoriums. As a result, a crematorium has been forced to expand the freezers to make more room for the dead.

Pride kicks off with distinct electoral theme

Pride kicks off with distinct electoral theme

Stockholm's Pride Festival kicks off on Monday with a distinct emphasis on the upcoming autumn election, including a party leader debate on Friday.

Larsson loses 1st WTA final to Chakvetadze

Larsson loses 1st WTA final to Chakvetadze

Sweden's Johanna Larsson lost in straight sets to former world number six Anna Chakvetadze at the Slovenia Open tennis final on Sunday.

Pettersson captures Canadian Open PGA title

Pettersson captures Canadian Open PGA title

Sweden's Carl "Big Dog" Pettersson captured the PGA's Canadian Open golf title on Sunday in Toronto, firing six birdies in eight holes to overtake American Dean Wilson for a one-stroke triumph.