US ambassador to Sweden to step down

US ambassador to Sweden to step down

Current US ambassador to Sweden, Matthew Barzun, announced on Friday he is stepping down from his post to lead fundraising efforts for president Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign.

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Lund slave auction response: ‘stop being defensive and listen’

In the aftermath of the recent 'slave auction' stunt carried out by several students at Lund University, there has been too much protesting, and not enough listening, argues US graduate student Cate Bridenstine, who witnessed the event.

Reinfeldt forced to flee dilapidated palace home

Reinfeldt forced to flee dilapidated palace home

Burnt toast, faulty elevators and a host of other problems have forced Fredrik Reinfeldt and his family to evacuate the Swedish prime minister's official residence in Stockholm.

Law student lands Swedish ‘beach bum’ job

Law student lands Swedish ‘beach bum’ job

Law student Åsa Dejus from Obbola in northern Sweden thousands beat out thousands of applicants to land a sought after 'beach tester' position offered by a Swedish women’s lifestyle magazine.

Losses continue for Saab owner Spyker

Losses continue for Saab owner Spyker

Saab Automobile owner Spyker Cars reported a net loss of €76.3 million ($113 million) for the first quarter, but sales of the iconic Swedish brand shows signs of upward swing.

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Sweden hands back Maori skulls

The remains of three Maori aboriginals were returned Friday at a solemn ceremony in Lund, in the south of Sweden.

Hidden treasure turns up in Swede’s seafood pizza

Hidden treasure turns up in Swede’s seafood pizza

A Swedish family managed to bite off a little more than they could chew when a normal midweek dinner revealed an unexpected surprise.

Valborg – Sweden blazes into springtime

Valborg – Sweden blazes into springtime

Winter's over. Summer is just around the corner. That's as good a cause for celebration in Sweden as any, and the revelry on Valborgsmässoafton - Walpurgis Night - on April 30th gets pretty heated.

Money laundering on the rise in Sweden

Money laundering on the rise in Sweden

Police statistics reveal a 30 percent increase in the number of reported cases of money laundering in Sweden for 2010, prompting calls for the creation of a new agency to combat the problem.

Hunter charged for shooting elk, killing skier

Hunter charged for shooting elk, killing skier

A 32-year-old Swedish hunter who fired a single shot that passed through an elk before hitting and killing a cross-country skier has been charged with manslaughter.

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Swedish invention tracks spread of HIV

Swedish scientists have developed new highly sensitive equipment that may have a huge impact on tracking the spread of HIV and detecting signs of bio terrorism and water contamination.

Swede provides ‘proof’ in Obama birth debate

Swede provides ‘proof’ in Obama birth debate

A Swedish woman, Monica Danielsson, 78, may have provided the last piece in a the puzzle on where US president Barack Obama was born, when CNN recently went to Hawaii finally lay the matter to rest.

Victoria ‘stole the show’ on London red carpet

Victoria ‘stole the show’ on London red carpet

Crown Princess Victoria and husband Daniel Westling made a splash when they arrived at the party that Queen Elizabeth II was hosting in London on the night before the wedding, but the couple are not among the few who will attend all the wedding festivities.