Swedish man gets 10 years in jail for opium

Swedish man gets 10 years in jail for opium

A 51-year-old man from Umeå in northern Sweden was sentenced to 10 years in prison for aggravated drug crimes involving 4 kilogrammes of opium, local media reported on Friday.

Sweden’s Pärson second in downhill to Vonn

Sweden’s Pärson second in downhill to Vonn

American ski superstar Lindsey Vonn beat Swedish veteran Anja Pärson for her 20th downhill victory on the World Cup circuit in Zauchensee, Austria on Saturday.

New cash registers boost Swede hospitality sector

New cash registers boost Swede hospitality sector

Turnover in Sweden's hotel and restaurant industry increased sharply last year, as did bankruptcies, following the implementation of new certified cash registers on January 1st, 2010.

Ozone layer hits record thickness in Sweden

Ozone layer hits record thickness in Sweden

Sweden's government weather agency reported on Friday that the ozone layer over southern Sweden reached its thickest levels at the end of last year, surpassing the previous record set in 1991.

Sweden’s Söderling faces Roddick in Brisbane final

Sweden’s Söderling faces Roddick in Brisbane final

Top seed Robin Söderling of Sweden will face American Andy Roddick in the final of the Brisbane International following tough semi-final matches for both men on Saturday.