France sale boosts Metro earnings

France sale boosts Metro earnings

The pending sale of its loss-making French division has boosted the profits at Metro International, the Swedish publisher of free newspapers, the firm reported on Monday.

Afghan war disinterest benefits military: expert

Afghan war disinterest benefits military: expert

The Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) benefit from the relatively low political interest in the war in Afghanistan.

EU warns Denmark on Sweden border controls

EU warns Denmark on Sweden border controls

The European Commission on Monday warned Denmark that it has failed to justify a controversial decision to increase controls at its borders with Sweden and Germany.

Raunchy pillow to boost Swedish book sales

Raunchy pillow to boost Swedish book sales

Two Swedish books reaching bookstores on Wednesday are being launched with a somewhat unorthodox promotional campaign, dubbed "The Fuck Pillow" (Knullkudden).

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Copper thieves target Sweden’s churches

Tourists and church-goers are not the only ones to be drawn to Sweden's many attractive copper-roofed churches.

Swedish mobility service recruits Senegalese help

Swedish mobility service recruits Senegalese help

Swedes looking to order transportation services may from 2012 find their calls re-directed to an operator in Dakar, Senegal.

Hollywood pirate ship docks in Stockholm

Hollywood pirate ship docks in Stockholm

While no Captain Sparrow or men with swords were in sight, another celebrity from the popular "Pirates of the Caribbean" films has been in Stockholm over the weekend - the good ship Bounty.

‘Allow Systembolaget home delivery: politician

‘Allow Systembolaget home delivery: politician

Sweden's state-run alcohol retail monopoly Systembolaget should be authorised to expand their current e-commerce, to include a home delivery service, suggests MP Carl B Hamilton of the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet), in an opinion piece published in newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

Ship to Gaza hit by cyber attack

Ship to Gaza hit by cyber attack

The website of Swedish Ship to Gaza has been subjected to a cyber attack, in the latest setback to befall the aid and protest convoy the Freedom Flotilla II.

Robin Söderling claims Swedish Open title

Robin Söderling claims Swedish Open title

Sweden's Robin Söderling made light work of dispatching Spain's David Ferrer to win the Swedish Open final in Båstad on Sunday, closing out the gain 6-2, 6-2.

Sundhage stoic as Japan claim World Cup glory

Sundhage stoic as Japan claim World Cup glory

Pia Sundhage, the Swedish coach of defeated World Cup finalists the United States, was gracious after her team's loss to Japan, blaming "a couple of mistakes" and underling that the margin between success and failure was slight.