Swedes drop sticks for Quidditch cup

Swedes drop sticks for Quidditch cup

In the wake of the cinema release of the final instalment of the Harry Potter films, Hogwarts devotees are gearing up to clash their imaginary broomsticks at the Swedish National Quidditch Cup which begins on Friday.

Peace activists target soldiers in Pride march

Peace activists target soldiers in Pride march

A group of Swedish soldiers representing gay and lesbian soldiers who took part in Saturday’s Pride parade in Stockholm were targeted by anti-war activists who argued that the military has no place in the march.

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Man charged for shooting fellow hunter

A hunter who shot his friend dead while under the influence of alcohol in September last year has been charged with aggravated manslaughter.

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Police arrest one as Stockholm youths ‘riot’

Swedish police have confirmed that they arrested one person following clashes with a group of young people in a Stockholm suburb on Monday but played down a link to the riots rocking London.

Council scraps car while owner picks berries

Council scraps car while owner picks berries

A woman in Ludvika, in central Sweden, was surprised to find her car was missing from where she had parked it in a woodland lane after returning from a stint of afternoon berry-picking in the local wood.

Ohly quits as Left leader

Ohly quits as Left leader

Left Party leader Lars Ohly has informed the nominating committee that he won't stand for the post when the party elects a new leader during its 2012 congress.

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Riksbank interest rate hikes ‘in doubt’: experts

Swedish experts have expressed scepticism that the Riksbank will raise base interest rates when it meets to discuss monetary policy on September 6th, after a renewed day of stock market turbulence in Stockholm.

Sweden urges caution over London riots

Sweden urges caution over London riots

The Swedish foreign ministry has issued a warning for Swedes visiting or resident in UK cities hit by riots, urging them to exert vigilance as the disturbances entered their third night.

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Thief comes clean and empties undies of loot

A 31-year-old thief admitted to charges of aggravated theft in the middle of a remand hearing in Skellefteå in northern Sweden, and proceeded to produce his ill-gotten gains from his underpants.

Silvia’s dad in deal with Jewish businessman

Silvia’s dad in deal with Jewish businessman

Queen Silvia has revealed that her father conducted a business deal with a prominent Jewish businessman whereby he took over his company in Berlin in 1939 and thereby facilitated the man's emigration from Nazi Germany.

Stockholm stock market in record fall

Stockholm stock market in record fall

The Stockholm stock market fell 5.2 percent on Monday - the worst fall in nearly three years.