Swedish alcohol monopoly launches ‘booze camera’ iPhone app

Swedish alcohol monopoly launches ‘booze camera’ iPhone app

Drunken Swedes can now record their boozed-up antics with a new iPhone app launched on Monday by a subsidiary of the country's state-owned alcohol monopoly.

World Water Week opens in Stockholm

World Water Week opens in Stockholm

World Water Week opened in Stockholm on Monday with calls for greater, more resilient water management in cities to ensure better food and water security in a rapidly urbanising world.

Swedish dealers to stop selling Saabs

Swedish dealers to stop selling Saabs

Several Swedish dealerships have decided to pull Saab cars from their showrooms as debt collectors continue to investigate the troubled Swedish automaker and employees face continued uncertainty about their next paycheck.

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Sweden’s Jews, Muslims face web hate rise: study

The number of xenophobic web sites have almost doubled since 2007 and Jews and Muslims wearing apparent religious symbols are subjected to significant discrimination in Sweden today, according to a new report from the Living History Forum (Forum för levande historia).

New fees prompt fears of cuts at Swedish universities

New fees prompt fears of cuts at Swedish universities

Despite scholarships designed to attract foreign students following the introduction of tuition fees, some Swedish universities may be forced to cut course offerings in the face of declining foreign student enrollment, The Local's Clara Guibourg discovers.

Reinfeldt ‘open’ to Swedish troops in Libya

Reinfeldt ‘open’ to Swedish troops in Libya

Sweden’s prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said in an interview on Monday morning that he is ready to discuss the possibility of sending Swedish troops to Libya to help guarantee the country's security.

Father charged in 7-year-old son’s fatal stabbing

Father charged in 7-year-old son’s fatal stabbing

A 53-year-old man suspected of stabbing his 7-year-old son to death in July was formally charged with the boy's murder on Monday in Umeå in northern Sweden.

Student housing crisis ‘untenable’: report

Student housing crisis ‘untenable’: report

Only four campus housing agencies in the whole of Sweden will be able to achieve their goal of finding students a place to live within 30 days for the 2011 autumn term, according to a report by Sweden's National Union of Students (Sveriges förenade studentkårer, SFS), presented on Monday.

Clueless drivers boost roadkill suffering: report

Clueless drivers boost roadkill suffering: report

Many wild animals are believed to suffer in vain in Sweden after being drivers who have run them over fail to mark out the place of the accident, according to a report on Svergies Radio (SR).

Suspected bomb was pen and green tape

Suspected bomb was pen and green tape

The object which was found on Sunday in Sköndal in southern Stockholm turned out not to contain any explosive matter. After cordoning off the area, bomb technicians removed the object, which turned out to be a pen taped over with layers of green tape.

Victoria and Reinfeldt honour Norway victims

Victoria and Reinfeldt honour Norway victims

Crown princess Victoria and prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt represented Sweden at a ceremony in Oslo on Sunday to honour the victims of the tragedy in Norway in July.