Hooligans should report to the police: Riksdag

Hooligans should report to the police: Riksdag

On Wednesday the Riksdag voted in favour of the Social Democrats’ proposal that known hooligans should report to authorities prior to major sporting events.

Carl Bildt voted ‘funniest’ Swedish politician

Carl Bildt voted ‘funniest’ Swedish politician

Swedes find foreign minister Carl Bildt to be the funniest politician and minister for enterprise and energy Maud Olofsson to be the most boring, according to a survey carried out by TV channel Comedy Central.

Swedish feminists push for Midsummer ‘mayhole’ revolution

Swedish feminists push for Midsummer ‘mayhole’ revolution

While most Swedes look forward to dancing around a traditional maypole this Midsummer, one group of gender-conscious revellers is pushing Swedes to celebrate the holiday by gathering around a vagina instead, contributor Lina Sennevall discovers.

Beer cans, not butts targeted by new litter law

Beer cans, not butts targeted by new litter law

Being caught throwing a beer can anywhere else than in the trash is set to become a costly affair in Sweden after a new law to combat litterbugs comes into effect in July.

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Slower growth ahead for Swedish economy: report

Sweden's economic growth is expected to slow further in 2011 following record strong growth in 2010, according to a new forecast from the Sweden's National Institute of Economic Research (NIER).

Swedish activist gets life sentence in Bahrain

Swedish activist gets life sentence in Bahrain

A Swedish citizen and democracy activist was sentenced to life imprisonment in Bahrain on Wednesday after being convicted of "terrorist activity", according to the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR).

Sweden fails to warn users of ‘tainted’ cocaine

Sweden fails to warn users of ‘tainted’ cocaine

Swedish health officials have neglected to issue warnings about contaminated cocaine circulating in the country, despite evidence suggesting that around two-thirds of cocaine in Sweden may contain an antibacterial agent primarily used to rid animals of parasites.

H&M profits down amid ‘challenging’ conditions

H&M profits down amid ‘challenging’ conditions

Swedish cheap-and-chic fashion giant H&M on Wednesday posted a net profit down 18 percent from a year ago and said it was facing challenging conditions in both its sourcing and sale markets.

Swedish teen denied spot in school due to piercing

Swedish teen denied spot in school due to piercing

A 13-year-old girl with a pierced nose has been told she's not welcome at a Swedish school, prompting her mother to file a complaint with the country's education authorities.

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Norwegian man jailed for kidnapping rich Swedes

A 45-year-old Norwegian man on trial for kidnapping, robbing and extorting several million kronor from wealthy Swedes was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday.

Foreign students grapple with new fingerprint rule

Foreign students grapple with new fingerprint rule

New rules requiring biometric information from non-Europeans wishing to study in Sweden is causing problems for would-be foreign students, according to Swedish universities.