SAS shares extend gains on sale speculation

SAS shares extend gains on sale speculation

Shares in Scandinavian airline SAS jumped nearly 10 percent on Tuesday, adding to sharp gains as speculation grew that its state owners are moving to sell the carrier.

Millennium’s Rapace tops Guldbagge nominations

Millennium’s Rapace tops Guldbagge nominations

Sweden's Millennium Trilogy actress Noomi Rapace and the son of Swedish star Stellan Skarsgård topped the list of nominees for Sweden's 2010 national film awards, which will be announced later this month.

Palme prize awarded to Palestinian psychiatrist

Palme prize awarded to Palestinian psychiatrist

Palestinian psychiatrist Eyad El-Sarraj on Tuesday won the 2010 Olof Palme Prize for his "self-sacrificing and indefatigable struggle for common sense, reconciliation, and peace" in the Middle East, the Swedish jury said.

Prof suspected in case of missing colleague

Prof suspected in case of missing colleague

Swedish prosecutors have requested a 50-year-old academic from Örebro University in central Sweden be remanded in custody on suspicions he was involved in the disappearance of a female colleague.

Let students rate teachers: Centre Party

Let students rate teachers: Centre Party

Centre Party leader Maud Olofsson has proposed allowing Swedish students to rate their teachers in an effort to broaden the party's education policy. However, both students and teachers have already quashed the proposal.

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Brawling parents mar youth football event

Police were called to break up a fight among parents in the stands at a youth indoor football tournament in southern Sweden which left several players in tears as they watched adults exchange punches.

Malmö train wreck removal completed

Malmö train wreck removal completed

Authorities have completed the removal of a train that crashed at Malmö Central Station on the morning of New Year's Day.

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Swedish businessman fined for porn star sex

A well heeled Stockholm businessman has been fined for buying sex from a known porn star in what he calls a "legal scandal."

Swedish medical errors prove ever more costly

Swedish medical errors prove ever more costly

The cost of paying for harm done to patients in the Swedish healthcare system has nearly doubled in the last decade, according to a new report.

Centre Party councillor backtracks on obesity tax

Centre Party councillor backtracks on obesity tax

A local Swedish politician who suggested levying a tax linked to people's weight has apologised for the controversial proposal after it was reported to Sweden's Ombudsmen for Justice (Justitieombudsmännen - JO).

Sweden sees steep rise in asylum seekers

Sweden sees steep rise in asylum seekers

Figures from Sweden's Migration Board (Migrationsverket) reveal a sharp increase in the number of people who sought asylum in Sweden during 2010.