Sweden welcomes Mubarak’s resignation

Sweden welcomes Mubarak’s resignation

Swedish political leaders expressed a mix of hope and uncertainty following the announcement Friday evening that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak had resigned his post.

New elections to be held in parts of Sweden

New elections to be held in parts of Sweden

Sweden is set to re-run one municipal and one county council election, the country's Election Review Board (Valprövningsnämnden) announced on Friday, more than five months after the country's September 2010 general elections.

Assange made to wait on extradition decision

Assange made to wait on extradition decision

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will have to wait to find out if he is to be extradited to Sweden over allegations of sex offences, while his lawyer launched a scathing attack on Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

Anja Pärson claims world bronze

Anja Pärson claims world bronze

Sweden's Anja Pärson claimed a dramatic 12th world championship medal on Friday after she claimed the bronze medal in the super combined in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany.

‘Travel to dictatorships helps destroy them’: CEO

‘Travel to dictatorships helps destroy them’: CEO

Pär Kjellin, the CEO of leading Swedish travel package operator Apollo, has argued that travel and tourism to countries with authoritarian regimes helps to undermine them.

Britain lauds Sweden’s ‘tiger economy’

Britain lauds Sweden’s ‘tiger economy’

Sweden's economy came in for high praise on Friday when UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne revealed that he was keen to examine and learn from how the country has dealt with crises and handled its finances over the last 20 years.

Swedish genes similar to Brits and Danes: study

Swedish genes similar to Brits and Danes: study

Swedes have a similar genetic make up to the Danes and the British, although variations between those living in the south and the north of the country are greater than once thought, a new study shows.

Traffic problems persist as snowfalls continue

Traffic problems persist as snowfalls continue

Sweden's Transport Administration has advised drivers in Stockholm to leave their cars at home as the continuing heavy snowfalls and winds leave much of the region at a standstill.

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Swedish boy, 6, stabbed for ‘wearing pink’

A 6-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck at a preschool in Jönköping in central Sweden after having been the target of bullies for an extended period of time, reported the local Jönköpings-Posten daily.

Social media handicap unfriendly: report

Social media handicap unfriendly: report

A Swedish government agency has issued a report revealing that the most popular social media sites continue to present accessibility problems for users with handicaps.

Water shortages to force Middle East cooperation

Water shortages to force Middle East cooperation

A report jointly funded by the Swedish and Swiss governments warned on Thursday of acute water shortages in the Middle East that would force feuding neighbours in the region to cooperate to address them.

Swede Andersson leads Swedish rally in Karlstad

Swede Andersson leads Swedish rally in Karlstad

Swedish driver Per-Gunnar "PG" Andersson, behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta, clocked the best time in the opening super-stage of the season opener world championship event Rally of Sweden in Karlstad in western part of the country.

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Söderling reaches Rotterdam semi-finals

Defending champion Robin Söderling saved a match point before defeating Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber on Thursday to reach the Rotterdam ATP quarter-finals.