Peace, love and ‘the delirium of existence’

Peace, love and ‘the delirium of existence’

Ever wondered what a small Swedish town looks like when 50,000 music lovers invade its streets? Borlänge’s Peace & Love festival 2011 is your answer. Topping the locality’s agenda for all of last week, Peace & Love proved to be many a spectacular display.

National Debt Office approves Saab deal

National Debt Office approves Saab deal

The Swedish National Debt Office (Riksgälden) decided to approve Saab's request to sell shares in Saab Automobile.

Peru sues Swedish city over ‘stolen’ artifacts

Peru sues Swedish city over ‘stolen’ artifacts

Peruvian President Alan Garcia said Monday that the country planned to sue the southwestern Swedish city of Gothenburg, on charges of being an accomplice in the theft of more than 100 colourful Paracas culture textiles.

Parents guilty of Högsby ‘honour’ killing: court

Parents guilty of Högsby ‘honour’ killing: court

The parents of the 23-year-old man previously convicted of the murder of 20-year–old Abbas Rezai, are guilty of the crime, according to Göta Court of Appeal, sentencing them both to ten years in prison.

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Kidnapping mum faces four years in prison

An eight-year-old, kept hidden in the Dominican Republic from her Swedish father for four years, is back with her family in Sweden.

Swedish Ship to Gaza express ‘grief and dismay’ at Greek authorities

Swedish Ship to Gaza express ‘grief and dismay’ at Greek authorities

The Swedish-based Ship to Gaza rights group on Monday expressed "grief and dismay" at Greece's decision to block the humanitarian flotilla from sailing to the Palestinian territory.

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Sweden’s Riksbank raises interest rates

The Swedish central bank, Riksbanken, has decided to raise the repo rate by 0.25 percentage points to 2.0 per cent, the bank announced on Tuesday.

Swedish teens drink less alcohol

Swedish teens drink less alcohol

The percentage of Swedish 15-year-olds who drink alcohol has dropped to the lowest level in decades.

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Ambassador met with jailed Swedes in Ethiopia

On Monday evening the Swedish ambassador was permitted to visit the two Swedish journalists currently being held in custody in Ethiopia.

Swedish model slashes multiple-birth risk in IVF pregnancies

Swedish model slashes multiple-birth risk in IVF pregnancies

Swedish doctors on Monday presented a new method they said dramatically reduces the risk of multiple births from in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) without affecting chances of having a baby.

Growing demands for Ohly to step down

Growing demands for Ohly to step down

A growing number of leading Left Party members want to see the party's head, Lars Ohly, step down before the next election in 2014.