Top marks for Stockholm School of Economics

Top marks for Stockholm School of Economics

Stockholm School of Economics has overtaken Karolinska Institutet in an annual ranking of Sweden's top 30 universities and colleges.

Swedish nude gets Facebook axe

Swedish nude gets Facebook axe

A painting by Anders Zorn, one of Sweden's most prized painters, has fallen foul of Facebook's zero tolerance policy for its depiction of a naked woman in a loft, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.

ABB Sweden lands $900 million India power order

ABB Sweden lands $900 million India power order

Swedish-Swiss engineering firm ABB has signed a $900 million contract to supply a 1,728-kilometre long ultra high voltage power line in Agra, India, the firm announced on Wednesday.

Cerebral prejudice favours the beautiful

Cerebral prejudice favours the beautiful

A trick of memory may be the reason people treat hunks and hotties better than their less comely counterparts, new Swedish research indicates.

Ericsson slashes 450 Swedish jobs

Ericsson slashes 450 Swedish jobs

Swedish mobile telecom network giant Ericsson announced on Wednesday that 450 positions are to be cut in its sales and administration operations in Sweden.

Sweden to check Japan food imports for radiation

Sweden to check Japan food imports for radiation

Sweden is to follow an EU recommendation to check all Japanese food imported after the March 11th earthquake, the National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket) announced on Wednesday.

Bilingual kids fall behind at school: study

Bilingual kids fall behind at school: study

Bilingual 12-year-olds perform worse at school than their monolingual peers, a researcher at Sweden's Örebro University has found.

Foreign degrees pose Swedish jobs challenge

Foreign degrees pose Swedish jobs challenge

Many employers require foreign-earned diplomas and certifications to be translated and verified according to Swedish standards; an often expensive and time-consuming process, The Local's Karen Holst has found.

Caravan-crazy Swedish pensioner convicted after high speed chase

Caravan-crazy Swedish pensioner convicted after high speed chase

A 70-year-old Swedish man has been fined after being caught driving 170 kilometres/hour and overtaking several police cars in a desperate attempt to reach a caravan shop before it closed.

Sweden freezes Qaddafi billions

Sweden freezes Qaddafi billions

Sweden has frozen assets hidden by Muammar Qaddafi and his associates worth over 10 billion kronor ($1.6 billion), according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter (DN) daily on Wednesday.

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Bosnia war crimes trial ends in Stockholm

As the trial of a Swede of Bosnian origin accused of committing war crimes came to a close on Tuesday, the Swedish prosecutor requested eight years in prison.