‘Stockholm bomber was alone’: Swedish police

‘Stockholm bomber was alone’: Swedish police

Swedish police have confirmed their view that the suicide bomber who blew himself up in central Stockholm in December was alone, while Scottish police continued to search for further UK-based suspects.

Swedes suffer drop in disposable income

Swedes suffer drop in disposable income

The majority of Swedes will experience a drop in their disposable incomes this year in comparison to 2009, with higher mortgage costs to blame, according to a new report published by Swedish bank Swedbank.

Swedish arms exports increase in 2010

Swedish arms exports increase in 2010

Swedish exports of defence equipment increased in 2010 to 13.7 billion kronor ($2.15 billion), according to a new report released on Wednesday.

Sack of urine led to Swedish thief’s capture

Sack of urine led to Swedish thief’s capture

A forgotten bag full of urine led to the conviction of a Swedish bank robber who had locked himself in the vault of Copenhagen bank.

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Speed up immigrant Swedish courses: report

Newly arrived immigrants should be required to sign up for a Swedish for Immigrants (Svenskundervisning för invandrare - SFI) language course within a year of their arrival in the country, according to a government inquiry published on Wednesday.

Swedish ski resorts: skiing for everyone
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Swedish ski resorts: skiing for everyone

In Sweden there are some 200 ski resorts, ranging from family resorts, with children’s facilities and activities, to larger resorts with buzzing nightlife, excellent restaurants and lively bar scenes.

Warmer weather gives Swedes hope of spring

Warmer weather gives Swedes hope of spring

While temperatures have been "spring-like" in many parts of Sweden in recent days, the formal declaration of the arrival of the new season is delayed by at least a week, the country's meteorological agency (SMHI) observed on Wednesday.

Understanding the Social Democrats’ leadership crisis

Understanding the Social Democrats’ leadership crisis

The Swedish Social Democrats' selection of a replacement for outgoing party leader Mona Sahlin has turned into the most acute crisis in the party's history, political scientist Nicholas Aylott explains.

New York tops Swedish holiday wish list

New York tops Swedish holiday wish list

New York City and other US destinations have become increasingly popular when Swedes plan their weekend getaways, new statistics published on Wednesday show.

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Swedish ‘cannibal’ convicted of murder

A 32-year-old Swedish man who decapitated his girlfriend and then ate parts of her body was convicted on Tuesday of murder.

Treatment, not jail, for drunken Swedes: report

Treatment, not jail, for drunken Swedes: report

Intoxicated Swedes apprehended by police would be placed in sobriety centres rather than jail cells, according to a forthcoming government report on dealing with substance abuse.

‘Jihad Jane’ ally admits to Vilks murder plot

‘Jihad Jane’ ally admits to Vilks murder plot

A female comrade of the woman dubbed "Jihad Jane" pleaded guilty Tuesday in US federal court to terror-related charges, officials said.