Minister: turn off lights to save on electricity bills

Minister: turn off lights to save on electricity bills

Sweden’s energy minister responded to concerns about sky-high electricity bills by advising homeowners to turn off their lights and install new windows, prompting a homeowners group to call the advice “a provocation”.

Stieg Larsson’s last letter to his brother

Stieg Larsson’s last letter to his brother

Less than three weeks before his death in 2004, Swedish author Stieg Larsson sent an email to his brother Joakim.

Sweden unveils tougher penalties for buying sex

Sweden unveils tougher penalties for buying sex

Swedish sex buyers too often get away with fines, according to Justice Minister Beatrice Ask, who has now proposed toughening penalties for those who are convicted to up to a year in prison.

Stieg Larsson brother publishes ‘last letter’

Stieg Larsson brother publishes ‘last letter’

Joakim Larsson, the younger brother of Millennium author Stieg Larsson, has published the full text of the last correspondence received from his sibling in an attempt to counter allegations that they had little contact.

EU acts to stop Swedish wolf hunt

EU acts to stop Swedish wolf hunt

The European Commission on Thursday formally reported Sweden’s wolf hunt for violating European Union environmental laws.

Copenhagen terror suspects kept in custody

Copenhagen terror suspects kept in custody

The three men from Sweden who are suspected of planning a terrorist attack against Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in Copenhagen will remain in custody for at least another four weeks.

H&M stock dips on profits fall

H&M stock dips on profits fall

Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz on Thursday reported a fall in fourth quarter profits on the back of rising cotton prices and the weak euro.

Baby food can contain arsenic: Swedish study

Baby food can contain arsenic: Swedish study

Certain types of baby food may contain elevated levels of manganese, arsenic, and cadmium, a new Swedish study shows.

AstraZeneca posts profits hike

AstraZeneca posts profits hike

Anglo-Swedish drugs giant AstraZeneca on Thursday announced net profits for 2010 of more than $8.0 billion, a seven percent rise on the previous year on the back of higher sales of its cholesterol treatment Crestor.

More Swedish embassies set for closure: report

More Swedish embassies set for closure: report

A slew of Swedish embassies and consulates are set for closure as the the foreign ministry prepares to cut costs after having its budget reduced, according to a media report.

Princess Madeleine wins German libel award

Princess Madeleine wins German libel award

Sweden's Princess Madeleine is set to receive damages in excess of the equivalent of 3.5 million kronor ($540,000) from a slew of German newspapers for libel and intrusion in her private life.