Diamond fever hits Sweden’s far north

Diamond fever hits Sweden’s far north

The mineral rich regions of Sweden's far north have long been mined for their natural resources, one firm is now hoping that diamonds can be added to the list, according to a report in the local Norrbotten Kuriren.

Victoria most beautiful royal bride ever: poll

Victoria most beautiful royal bride ever: poll

Swedish Crown Princess Victoria is the most beautiful royal bride all time, outclassing other high-profile royals like Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, and Grace Kelly, a new survey has shown.

Ikea lawyers review Chinese ‘copycat’ store

Ikea lawyers review Chinese ‘copycat’ store

Swedish furniture firm Ikea has instructed its lawyers to consider whether a newly opened store in southern China constitutes an infringement of its trademark.

Swedish lesbians more keen to wed: study

Swedish lesbians more keen to wed: study

More Swedish lesbians than gay men have taken advantage of rules allowing same-sex couple's to get married, new statistics show.

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Dry weather prompts Stockholm fire ban

The Greater Stockholm Fire Brigade has announced the introduction of a ban on open fires in the areas in and around the Swedish capital following a spell of warmer weather which has left the ground extremely dry.

Swede held for building nuclear reactor in his kitchen

Swede held for building nuclear reactor in his kitchen

Swedish police have detained a 31-year-old man in Ängelholm in western Sweden who was discovered after he sought advice from authorities on the legality of building a nuclear reactor in a domestic kitchen.

‘Sissy Bounce’: gender-bending booty shaking comes to Stockholm

‘Sissy Bounce’: gender-bending booty shaking comes to Stockholm

Self-proclaimed international diva Big Freedia is set to make his Swedish stage debut this week, bringing the flamboyant sounds of New Orleans bounce music, and a warning not to call him "sissy", contributor Caroline Bursell discovers.

Report: ‘Russia lied in Wallenberg probe’

Report: ‘Russia lied in Wallenberg probe’

A new book containing statements from a cellmate of missing Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg proves that Russian officials deliberately withheld information about the fate of the man credited with saving thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, researchers allege.

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Swedes arrested for fatal stabbing in Thailand

A 25-year-old man from the Gothenburg area was stabbed to death in the Thai tourist resort of Phuket on Monday. Two Swedish citizens have been arrested by Thai police in connection with the crime.

Malmö sets sights on Champions League

Malmö sets sights on Champions League

Swedish champions Malmö FF hosts Glasgow Rangers on Wednesday evening hoping to preserve their lead from the first leg and take a huge step to becoming the first Swedish team to qualify for the Champions League in 14 years.

Sweden condemns Syria violence

Sweden condemns Syria violence

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has condemned the Syrian regime's "unacceptable" violence against its people at the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.