Swedish duo lands TV series on Oprah network

Swedish duo lands TV series on Oprah network

Swedish design duo Simon Davies and Tomas Cederlund are heading to Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), which will launch their new show at the end of March.

Stieg Larsson’s brother hits back at book claims

Stieg Larsson’s brother hits back at book claims

The younger brother of Stieg Larsson has hit back at allegations made by the Millennium author's long-time partner by launching a website addressing a number of claims she makes in her new book.

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Number of young Swedes in ‘early retirement’ soars

Since the centre-right Alliance coalition first took power in Sweden more than four years ago, the number of young people receiving disability pension payments has increased by nearly 50 percent, which the social security minister called a "political catastrophe."

Swedish sex-ed film reported to police over teen sex scenes

Swedish sex-ed film reported to police over teen sex scenes

Animated sex scenes featuring Swedish teens in a new sex education film has led to the film being reported to the police for violating laws against endangering the moral upbringing of young people.

Swedish video streaming site blocked in Egypt

Swedish video streaming site blocked in Egypt

Swedish live video streaming site Bambuser announced that its service was blocked in Egypt shortly after nationwide rallies erupted against President Hosni Mubarak.

Ikea founder admits to secret foundation

Ikea founder admits to secret foundation

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, considered one of the wealthiest people in the world, controls the company through a secret foundation worth 100 billion kronor ($15.34 billion), according to a Sveriges Television (SVT) report.

Sweden ‘lacks tools’ to fight extremism: Åkesson

Sweden ‘lacks tools’ to fight extremism: Åkesson

Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson kicked off Wednesday's Riksdag debate about violent extremism with a reference to the Stockholm suicide bombing in December.

ABB expects double-digit earnings growth

ABB expects double-digit earnings growth

Swedish-Swiss engineering giant ABB announced that its $4.2 billion offer to buy US industrial electric motor group Baldor Electric was a success, adding that it expects double-digit growth in fourth quarter operating income.

‘Wallenberg and Isaak are still worth fighting for’

‘Wallenberg and Isaak are still worth fighting for’

With Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak in prison in Eritrea and questions still swirling about the fate of Raoul Wallenberg, historian Susanne Berger argues that Sweden needs to do more to shorten its ignominious line of unsolved disappearances.

Grenade explodes in Malmö apartment

Grenade explodes in Malmö apartment

An explosion reportedly caused by a hand grenade ripped through an apartment in Malmö in southern Sweden early Wednesday morning in what police have classified as an attempted murder.

Warning over lead in coffee vending machines

Warning over lead in coffee vending machines

Lead levels up to ten times above recommended levels have been found in the water from coffee vending machines in Sweden.

Brazil mudslides delay Gripen fighter decision

Brazil mudslides delay Gripen fighter decision

Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim on Tuesday ruled out for now a decision on a multi-billion dollar fighter aircraft contract vied for by France, Sweden and the United States.