Swedish King to face book’s love affair claims

Swedish King to face book’s love affair claims

Sweden is bracing for the release of a controversial book detailing the private life of King Carl XVI Gustaf, who has announced he will comment on the book during a Thursday press conference.

The ‘American dream’ is actually Swedish: study

The ‘American dream’ is actually Swedish: study

While US voters shunned the Democratic Party's traditionally redistributive policies in Tuesday's mid-term elections, most Americans actually prefer a wealth distribution model similar to Sweden's, writes the AFP's Andrew Beatty.

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Bear leaves faecal greeting in front of Swedish town hall

Town councillors in Ytterhogdal in northern Sweden arrived at work on Tuesday to discover that a member of the local bear population had left an insalubrious pile of dung outside the front door.

Sahlin in the clear over tennis ticket gift

Sahlin in the clear over tennis ticket gift

There will be no investigation into alleged corruption against Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin for accepting hospitality at the Stockholm Open tennis tournament.

Roxette to embark on new world tour in 2011

Roxette to embark on new world tour in 2011

Veteran Swedish pop duo Roxette will embark on their first world tour since 1995 next year ahead of a new album release in the spring.

WikiLeaks founder: I’m going to sue Sweden

WikiLeaks founder: I’m going to sue Sweden

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has said that he intends to sue the Swedish state over the handling of rape allegations against him by the Swedish Prosecution Authority (Åklagarmyndigheten).

Making the most of spousal support for a big move
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Making the most of spousal support for a big move

Moving to a new country is daunting for any couple. The challenges in a job-related relocation to Sweden are especially difficult since on the surface, the country appears to be easy to settle into given the widespread use of English.

Sahlin and Åkesson clash in first Riksdag duel

Sahlin and Åkesson clash in first Riksdag duel

Social Democratic leader Mona Sahlin and the Sweden Democrats' Jimmie Åkesson traded barbs on the floor of the Riksdag on Wednesday in the first party leader debate since Sweden's September 19th general election.

Lufthansa confirms interest in SAS purchase

Lufthansa confirms interest in SAS purchase

German airline Lufthansa has declared its interest in buying Scandinavian competitor SAS, with a spokesperson describing the firms as a "perfect couple."

Lundin Petroleum trumps profit forecasts

Lundin Petroleum trumps profit forecasts

Swedish oil and gas firm Lundin Petroleum has reported a profit before tax of $105.4 million for the third quarter, up from $13.5 million in the corresponding period of 2009 and over analyst expectations.

Sweden ends asylum seeker returns to Greece

Sweden ends asylum seeker returns to Greece

Sweden announced on Tuesday that it has stopped sending asylum seekers back to Greece, due to a "deteriorating" situation for the EU partner state's overwhelmed immigration system.

Stockholm hotel replaces keys with mobile phones

Stockholm hotel replaces keys with mobile phones

A Stockholm hotel has launched a new pilot security system enabling guests to open their rooms, and even check in and out, with the help of their mobile phones, the participating companies said Tuesday.

Poll: Strong support for common Nordic state

Poll: Strong support for common Nordic state

Nearly half of all Danes, Finns, Norwegians, Swedes and Icelanders would like their countries to unite in a federal state, according to a poll published as members of the Nordic Council met Tuesday.