Nordea CEO: Let banks fail

Nordea CEO: Let banks fail

Christian Clausen, the CEO of Nordic banking group Nordea has spoken out against state bail outs of troubled banks, arguing that they should be allowed to fold.

Assange prosecutor cited for secrecy breach

Assange prosecutor cited for secrecy breach

The prosecutor who issued the warrant for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been reported for violating rules on the confidentiality of preliminary investigations, newspaper Dagens Juridik (DJ) reported on Tuesday.

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Stockholm investigates Midnight Run death

Stockholm county council has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a runner at this year's Midnight Run (Midnattsloppet) after being turned away from a Stockholm hospital because it was full.

Ticket holders miss out after Hultsfred closure

Ticket holders miss out after Hultsfred closure

Hultsfredsfestivalen AB, the firm behind the iconic Swedish music festival which has filed for bankruptcy, is unlikely to offer refunds to any ticket holders, with total debts for its parent company totalling almost 30 million kronor ($4 million).

Barça pursuing sale of Ibrahimovic to AC Milan

Barça pursuing sale of Ibrahimovic to AC Milan

Barcelona still hopes to sell out-of-favour Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to AC Milan despite denials by his agent, Spanish sports newspapers reported on Tuesday.

Hälsingland prepares for Hollywood welcome

Hälsingland prepares for Hollywood welcome

The region of Hälsingland in northern Sweden is set to host the cast of the US remake of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - the first of the Stieg Larsson Millennium trilogy, with local residents and businesses ready to cash in on the Hollywood windfall.

Blood pudding most disliked Swedish dish
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Blood pudding most disliked Swedish dish

Foreigners living in Sweden can't get enough of smoked salmon, cinnamon buns, crayfish and meatballs. However, they have a harder time warming up to blood pudding, fried herring, Kalles kaviar and pasta with ketchup, The Local's readers revealed in a survey.

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Schoolgirls fined for bugging teachers

Two Stockholm schoolgirls have been taken to court for trying to bug their teachers during a grading conference. They were found out after one of them revealed all on Facebook.

New tax breaks for green cars – Alliance

New tax breaks for green cars – Alliance

People who buy low-emission cars will from 2012 be entitled to a 40,000 ($5,400) kronor grant, the governing four-party centre-right Alliance has proposed.

‘Free tuition for students who stay in Sweden’

‘Free tuition for students who stay in Sweden’

Gifted foreign students should be allowed to take their Masters’ for free at Swedish universities, in exchange for a promise to stay in Sweden and work after completing their courses, Higher Education Minister Tobias Krantz has suggested.

Woods and Nordegren divorce

Woods and Nordegren divorce

Tiger Woods and Swedish model wife Elin Nordegren divorced Monday, their marriage "irretrievably broken" by a blistering sex scandal that has left the world number one golfer's life in disarray.