Police return stolen bike after 15 years

Police return stolen bike after 15 years

A woman in Gävle was surprised to receive a call from the police saying that the bike she reported stolen 15 years ago had been found.

McDonald’s advert fakes ‘Swedish’ farmland

McDonald’s advert fakes ‘Swedish’ farmland

Burger giant McDonald’s chose to fake the Swedish countryside in their latest commercial, in which the company highlights Swedish agriculture, and their own cooperation with Swedish farmers.

Saab staff face new paycheck delay

Saab staff face new paycheck delay

Saab employees’ wages may be delayed, marking the third consecutive month that at least part of the company's 3,700 employees has seen their salary payments delayed.

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Housing shortage sinks immigrant jobs efforts

Of the 4,000 people who’ve arrived in Sweden since December 2010, the Swedish Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) has only been able to find work for ten.

Sweden fears swimming Danish raccoon invasion

Sweden fears swimming Danish raccoon invasion

Raccoon dogs and raccoons may soon be a common sight in southern Sweden.

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Patient suicides on the rise in Sweden: report

Suicides among patients are increasing, show new figures from Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare.

Qaddafi ‘bizarre yet fascinating’: Bildt

Qaddafi ‘bizarre yet fascinating’: Bildt

Foreign minister Carl Bildt revealed his impressions of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi at a press conference held Monday, describing him as simultaneously “bizarre” and “fascinating”.

Sweden trying to ‘trick’ EU on wolf hunt

Sweden trying to ‘trick’ EU on wolf hunt

A recent government decision to temporarily halt Sweden's licensed wolf hunt is nothing more than an attempt to fool the European Commission, environmental organisations claimed on Tuesday.

Stieg Larsson sequel ’70 percent finished’: Baksi

Stieg Larsson sequel ’70 percent finished’: Baksi

Kurdo Baksi, confidant and author of an expose book on deceased Swedish crime writer Stieg Larsson, has claimed that the manuscript believed to be the fourth book in the Millennium series is almost complete.

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Dog dragged to death behind owner’s car

An 84-year-old man forgot that he had his dog tied to the his tow-bar when he jumped in his car to leave a rest stop, dragging the hapless household pet to its death.

Communities crucial for tsunami response

Communities crucial for tsunami response

Experts who have studied the March 11th disaster in Japan told the World Water Week conference in Stockholm on Monday of the importance of local communities in responding to devastating tsunamis.