Sweden downs Colombia to win World Cup opener

Sweden downs Colombia to win World Cup opener

A second-half goal from Jessica Landström got Sweden's women's World Cup campaign off the mark here on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over newcomers Colombia in their opening Group C tie.

Foreign student numbers plummet in Sweden

Foreign student numbers plummet in Sweden

Fewer than 1,300 non-European students have paid the new tuition fees required for them to study at Swedish universities, according to higher education officials. In the 2009-10 academic year, there were more than 16,000 non-European university students in Sweden.

Sweden reports first domestic EHEC case

Sweden reports first domestic EHEC case

For the first time, a Swede with no connections to Germany has been infected with the virulent enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) bacteria that has claimed dozens of lives across Europe, Swedish health authorities reported on Tuesday.

Sweden’s Riksbank extends Ingves’ term

Sweden’s Riksbank extends Ingves’ term

Sweden's Riksbank has announced that governor Stefan Ingves will be given a further six year term as chairman of its executive board.

‘Tighten border controls’: Sweden Democrats

‘Tighten border controls’: Sweden Democrats

The Sweden Democrats demanded increased border controls when the Riksdag debated free movement within the European Union on Tuesday.

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Swedish Gaza flotilla ship sabotaged: report

The ship scheduled to carry the Swedish activists in the Ship to Gaza aid flotilla at the end of the week has been sabotaged in its berth in Greece, the organisation reported on Monday.

Swedish women start 2011 World Cup quest

Swedish women start 2011 World Cup quest

As Sweden kicks off their FIFA Women's World Cup campaign on Tuesday in Germany, contributor Oliver Gee takes stock of the Swedes' chances of being crowned the world champions of women's football.

Veolia takes over Öresund train services

Veolia takes over Öresund train services

Veolia Transport is to take over rail operations on the Swedish side of the Öresund after an agreement reached in light of financial difficulties at Danish-British operator DSB First, according to a statement from regional transport firm Skånetrafiken.

Minister falls foul of Riksdag dress code: MPs

Minister falls foul of Riksdag dress code: MPs

A fashion storm, apparently long brewing in the Swedish Riksdag, reached its climax after a Swedish minister chose to take the podium in a leather jacket earlier this year, with parliamentary colleagues responding unfavourably.

Saab cash boost after property sale

Saab cash boost after property sale

Saab parent company Swedish Automobile has signed an agreement to sell 50.1 percent of the shares in its property arm for 255 million kronor ($40 million), providing much needed cash for the crisis-hit Swedish car maker.

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Swedish police arrest knifeman after shoot out

A man was arrested in Gällivare in northern Sweden on Tuesday morning after attacking a police officer with a knife and barricading himself in a house in the town, after the police opened fire in return.