Winners accept prizes in Nobel week climax

Winners accept prizes in Nobel week climax

The 2010 Nobel laureates in literature, economics, physics and chemistry received their prizes on Friday from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a gala ceremony in Stockholm.

Sweden to stop asylum expulsions to Greece

Sweden to stop asylum expulsions to Greece

Sweden's refusal of entry of asylum seekers from Greece violates the alien act, the country's migration court of appeal has ruled, ordering an end to Swedish expulsions and forcing the review of asylum applications in Sweden instead.

Husband of slain Swedish bride out on bail

Husband of slain Swedish bride out on bail

A British businessman wanted in South Africa over the murder of his Swedish bride on their honeymoon was granted bail at the High Court in London on Friday.

Swedish teacher keeps job after racist remarks

Swedish teacher keeps job after racist remarks

Political leaders in Landskrona in southern Sweden have condemned racist remarks made by a local teacher at one of the city's schools two years ago. However, the teacher continues to teach in the municipality.

Budget cuts to force embassy closures: Bildt

Budget cuts to force embassy closures: Bildt

Foreign minister Carl Bildt described as "stupid, dangerous and harmful" the passage of a bill slashing the budget of Swedish Government Offices (Regeringskansliet), warning that several Swedish embassies will be shuttered as a result.

Pricey power threatens Swedish industry: CEO

Pricey power threatens Swedish industry: CEO

The head of a Swedish pulp manufacturer forced to shut down production has slammed the country's high energy prices, citing Sweden's lack of energy policy as a threat to the industry.

Nobel breakthroughs require sustained investment: UK minister

Nobel breakthroughs require sustained investment: UK minister

As the 2010 Nobel Laureates prepare to receive their prizes in Stockholm on Friday, UK Science Minister David Willetts highlights the importance of UK-Swedish research collaboration.

Robyn: leading a new generation of pop

Robyn: leading a new generation of pop

With a trifecta of newly released albums and a Swede Of The Year Award under her belt, Swedish singer Robyn may find 2010 hard to top. But as the AFP’s James Pheby discovers, one should never underestimate Sweden’s reigning pop sensation.

Swedish smuggler’s appeal met by stiff sentence shocker

Swedish smuggler’s appeal met by stiff sentence shocker

A 57-year-old Swedish man who recently appealed his conviction for narcotics offences might now wish he had accepted his original sentence.

Swedish communications firm Com Hem up for sale

Swedish communications firm Com Hem up for sale

Swedish television and internet company Com Hem is up for sale and expected to fetch 13 billion ($1.89 billion) to 18 billion kronor, newspaper Dagens Industri (DI) reported on Friday.

Malmö shooter probed in additional incident

Malmö shooter probed in additional incident

Police are investigating whether 38-year-old Peter Mangs, who is in detention for murder and six attempted murders in Malmö, may also have been involved in a shooting four years ago.

‘Integration a fiasco’: Gothenburg official

‘Integration a fiasco’: Gothenburg official

Gothenburg municipal officials described Sweden's integration policy as a "fiasco" to the US embassy, according to a document published by WikiLeaks.