Skarsgård pitches in for Stockholm football club

Skarsgård pitches in for Stockholm football club

Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård has announced that he plans to auction memorabilia from HBO's vampire-themed True Blood and Hollywood thriller Straw Dogs in aid of his cash-strapped home town football club Hammarby.

An October guide to the Stockholm music scene

An October guide to the Stockholm music scene

Contributor David Stavrou lays out some of the highlights awaiting Stockholm music lovers in October.

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Housing rent increases down in 2010

Housing rents in Sweden increased by an average 1.6 percent in 2010, down from a 3.3 percent rise in 2009 with an average two bedroom apartment costing an average of 5,644 kronor ($844) per month.

Sweden Democrats hold key to speaker vote

Sweden Democrats hold key to speaker vote

The far-right Sweden Democrats stand to hold the balance of power on Monday in the election of a new Speaker of the Riksdag after the Social Democrats nominated a candidate.

Ikea assembles record-breaking profits

Ikea assembles record-breaking profits

Swedish furniture giant Ikea finished off the most recent fiscal year with record-setting profits, according to media reports.

Swedish prince accepts foreign duty ultimatum

Swedish prince accepts foreign duty ultimatum

Prince Carl Philip, second in line to the Swedish throne, has accepted the offer of a new employment contract from the Armed Forces, including an obligation serve overseas, reported the Expressen daily.

Date released for Nobel Literature Prize

Date released for Nobel Literature Prize

The Swedish Academy said on Friday that the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced on Thursday, October 7th.

Passing the ‘man test’: elk hunting in Sweden

Passing the ‘man test’: elk hunting in Sweden

Hunting elk in Sweden isn't for the faint of heart, explains London-native Keith Moore. Especially when it means sitting next to the rifle-toting father of your Swedish girlfriend.

Brains behind Moderates’ success steps down

Brains behind Moderates’ success steps down

Per Schlingmann, the Moderate party secretary largely credited as the mastermind behind the party’s two successful election campaigns, is leaving his post, to be replaced by Sofia Arkelsten.

Sweden raises terror alert

Sweden raises terror alert

The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) has raised the terror alert in Sweden to "elevated" due to an increased threat level.

5,000 Swedish women bear banned fake boobs

5,000 Swedish women bear banned fake boobs

An estimated 5,000 Swedish women have French-made breast implants containing substandard silicone gel, according the Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket).

Sweden’s Hanson breaks Ryder Cup code of silence

Sweden’s Hanson breaks Ryder Cup code of silence

Swedish golfer Peter Hanson, set to play in his first Ryder Cup, ignored a gag order put in place by European team captain Colin Montgomerie and divulged details of internal discussions among the squad.