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Stockholm suburb claims top spot in business-friendliness ranking

The north Stockholm suburb of Solna has been named the most business-friendly municipality in Sweden according to a new ranking.

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Swedish firm loses bid to be named ‘Whore-child’

A company in Västerås in central Sweden has been fighting for two years to have the right to call itself the ‘The Whore-child’ or ‘Horungen’ in Swedish.

Status-savvy Swedish parents pick child names for success: study

Status-savvy Swedish parents pick child names for success: study

Swedish parents are working ever harder to aid their offspring's prospects with the choice of name seen by many as a key to wealth and prosperity, a new study from Uppsala University shows.

Woman dies after dung pool plunge

Woman dies after dung pool plunge

A woman's body has been unearthed in a manure basin in the countryside near Essunga in western Sweden, with police yet to establish the cause of death.

Patti Smith shares Polar Music Prize

Patti Smith shares Polar Music Prize

US poet and musician Patti Smith has been awarded the 2010 Polar Music Prize, along with US string quartet Kronos Quartet, organisers announced on Tuesday.

Swedish women warned off wheelchair clubbing

Swedish women warned off wheelchair clubbing

Two disabled women were made to feel like "a menace to society" after being told by a Swedish Q&A hotline that Stockholm clubs were an "inappropriate" environment for wheelchairs.

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Power shift beckons in Swedish election re-run

As a county council election re-run beckons in western Sweden, the Social Democrats are losing ground and could lose power, new figures show.

Saab secures partnership with Chinese firm

Saab secures partnership with Chinese firm

Saab has entered into a "strategic partnership" with Chinese Hawtai Motor Group, who plan to invest billions of kronor into the Swedish firm, it was announced on Tuesday.

Sweden terror threat stands despite bin Laden death

Sweden terror threat stands despite bin Laden death

The death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Sunday has not affected Sweden's security situation regarding terrorist threats, according to the Swedish Security Service.

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Winter chill brings snowfall to Sweden

Wintry conditions have made a return to much of Sweden with snow showers reported in central and northern areas.