Canadian singer Neema set to woo music fans in Sweden

Canadian singer Neema set to woo music fans in Sweden

Supporting Jeff Beck, Joe Cocker and Elton John on a European tour which heads to Sweden this weekend, Canadian-born singer Neema has been rubbing shoulders with some music heavyweights and winning over audiences with her personal songs, contributor Hannah Cleaver discovers.

UK bail conditions ‘dehumanising’: Assange

UK bail conditions ‘dehumanising’: Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange clocked up six months on bail Thursday, with the whistleblowing website slamming his "unfair" restrictions as he fights extradition from Britain.

Fishing for everyone in Sweden
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Fishing for everyone in Sweden

If you love fishing - or have just always wanted to give it a try - Sweden is a great place to come. Thousands of lakes where you will hardly see a soul, plenty of rivers and thousands of kilometres of coastline make Sweden a paradise for anglers.

BAE behind South Africa payments: Saab

BAE behind South Africa payments: Saab

Swedish defense group Saab said Thursday that a probe into reports it had secretly paid millions of euros to ensure South Africa did not back out of a deal to buy 26 fighter jets had turned up no evidence of wrongdoing on Saab's part.

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Friend: I warned Högsby ‘honour’ killing victim

The re-trial of the so called Högsby 'honour' killing continued on Thursday with testimony from a friend of the victim who warned the then 20-year-old against visiting his girlfriend's disapproving family.

Olof Palme’s grave desecrated by vandals

Olof Palme’s grave desecrated by vandals

The grave of murdered Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, gunned down on a Stockholm sidewalk 25 years ago, has been vandalised with graffiti, it was discovered on Thursday.

Swedish doc supplied drugs in overdose deaths

Swedish doc supplied drugs in overdose deaths

A Swedish doctor has been reported to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) after he prescribed massive amounts of drugs to three young adults, after which they to overdosed and died.

Swedish tourists head to Greece despite crisis

Swedish tourists head to Greece despite crisis

Greece's spiraling economic and political crisis has done little to dissuade Swedes' from choosing the Mediterranean country as a holiday destination, Swedish travel companies report.

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Swedish town mulls IVF discount to combat population drain

A municipality in northwestern Sweden wants to offer financial aid to employees in need of fertility treatment in an attempt to recruit new residents to the area and boost dwindling population figures.

Dog show sparks new Swedish EHEC outbreak

Dog show sparks new Swedish EHEC outbreak

Around 50 dog owners and several dogs are believed to have been infected with the enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) bacteria following a dog show in eastern Sweden.

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Multi-resistant bacteria found in Sweden

The first Swedish cases of the multi-resistant bacteria MRSP (methicillin-resistant S. pseudintermedius) in humans have been found in Uppsala, north of Stockholm.

‘Patience running out for Saab abroad’: suppliers

‘Patience running out for Saab abroad’: suppliers

Disgruntled foreign suppliers could prove the stumbling block for disaster-riddled cash strapped Swedish automaker Saab, according to a European association for suppliers.

‘VIP customers’ spent half million with skimmed cards

‘VIP customers’ spent half million with skimmed cards

Three people in Sweden were charged with credit card fraud in Borås, in western Sweden, on Wednesday after using skimmed credit cards to buy everything from snacks to jewellery and clothes for a value up to 500,000 kronor ($77,000).