Sweden releases Qaddafi aircraft pics

Sweden releases Qaddafi aircraft pics

The Swedish Armed Forces have released photographs, which it claims indicates that Muammar Qaddafi still retains several fighter aircraft.

World’s farmers draw blades for Swedish ploughing showdown

World’s farmers draw blades for Swedish ploughing showdown

Sweden hosts the World Ploughing Championships this weekend and with over 25,000 visitors expected to attend, contributor Anita Badejo finds that there is more to this spectator sport than digging dirt.

Borg positive to Danish border controls

Borg positive to Danish border controls

Sweden's finance minister, Anders Borg, sees no immediate problems with Denmark's decision to increase border controls between the two countries.

Pensions firm head resigns after tax planning revelations

Pensions firm head resigns after tax planning revelations

The chairman for Swedish insurance company AMF, Bertil Villard, is leaving his post after the firm's owners took exception to his tax affairs.

Mourner shocked over rental van hearse

Mourner shocked over rental van hearse

A funeral guest in Örebro, in eastern Sweden, was recently shocked to see a hired transit van park by the crematorium and staff starting to unload several coffins, according to local paper Eskilstuna-Kuriren.

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Free school applications hit new highs

Sweden's independent school sector continues to expand, with applications for new schools increasing 12 percent on 2010, according to new figures from the Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen).

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Swedish girl gang targets elderly single men

After a spate of robberies by a gang of young women in Västerås in central Sweden, police have issued a warning to single elderly men to be on their guard.

Sweden’s Saade claims Eurovision final spot

Sweden’s Saade claims Eurovision final spot

Eric Saade stepped up to the plate and did his duty for Sweden on Thursday, singing and dancing his way into the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Stockholm gold heist nets ‘millions’

Stockholm gold heist nets ‘millions’

Gold wholesaler Nordiska Guldjuveler on Södermalm in Stockholm was robbed on Thursday afternoon and after a haul which ‘picked the shop clean’, the thieves are believed to have escaped with a substantial amount of money.

Saab future in doubt after Chinese fall out

Saab future in doubt after Chinese fall out

The future of Swedish car maker Saab was thrown back into doubt without a way into the crucial Chinese market, after a funding deal for the Saab-Spyker group fell through on Thursday.

Cybersex Swedes claim they did ‘nothing wrong’

Cybersex Swedes claim they did ‘nothing wrong’

The two Swedish IT-experts jailed for life in the Philippines for running a cybersex den say they are living a nightmare among hardened criminals and maintain that they have done nothing wrong.