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Apple Sweden rides iPhone popularity wave

US technology giant Apple has reported a boom in Swedish sales for the 2010 financial year, with the popularity of iPhone behind the buoyant figures.

Dutch skaters saved from Swedish ice floe

Dutch skaters saved from Swedish ice floe

Six skaters from the Netherlands were saved from an ice floe on Lake Vättern in central Sweden on Friday after having been adrift for several hours.

Libyan evacuation a ‘priority’ for Sweden

Libyan evacuation a ‘priority’ for Sweden

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has underlined that the country's first priority is to help nationals flee war-torn Libya, while migration minister Tobias Billström accused Italy of exaggerating any impending refugee wave.

Assange case difficult to prove: Swedish press

Assange case difficult to prove: Swedish press

Proving the rape claims against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will present a challenge for Swedish prosecutors amid a climate of mistrust against them, Sweden's Dagens Nyheter daily wrote on Friday.

Deep freeze puts Baltic on track for record ice

Deep freeze puts Baltic on track for record ice

Following another extended stretch of sub-zero temperatures, ice coverage on the Baltic Sea is greater than it's been in nearly a quarter century, Sweden's meteorological agency reports.

‘Lazy’ Malmö commuters given lesson on how to ride

‘Lazy’ Malmö commuters given lesson on how to ride

A flood of complaints from disgruntled commuters have forced the operators of Malmö's new City Tunnel to educate local residents about the the dos and don'ts of travelling on a big-city transit system.

Minister takes aim at free school ‘profits’

Minister takes aim at free school ‘profits’

Sweden's education minister Jan Björklund has sharpened his tone against privately-run, publicly-funded "free schools", conceding that there are several indications that profit takes precedence over quality.

On skis in Sweden’s wild, wild north

On skis in Sweden’s wild, wild north

For a winter adventure of epic proportions, The Local’s Karen Holst steps off the ski slopes and into Sweden’s lone Arctic wilderness – Sarek National Park.

Volvo unveils China investment plans

Volvo unveils China investment plans

Swedish carmaker Volvo hopes to become a global luxury brand and turn China into a major manufacturing base by investing $10-$11 billion over the next five years, a report said Friday.

Zlatan: I would have killed for former coach

Zlatan: I would have killed for former coach

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that he would have been prepared to kill for former boss Jose Mourinho, with whom he spent a season at Inter Milan.

Hellner captures world Nordic gold for Sweden

Hellner captures world Nordic gold for Sweden

Marcus Hellner handed Sweden their first gold medal of the world Nordic ski championships Thursday when he won the men's sprint.