Swedish vodka maker hits Absolut record

Swedish vodka maker hits Absolut record

Absolut Vodka smashed previous production records during the past fiscal year, shipping out 99 million litres of the popular distilled spirit from its factory in southern Sweden, the company reported on Thursday.

Swedish parties split on Palestinian recognition

Swedish parties split on Palestinian recognition

Swedish political parties represented in the Riksdag are sharply divided as to whether or not should recognise a Palestinian government.

Swedes warned over looming butter shortage

Swedes warned over looming butter shortage

Due to higher demands and less raw milk, Sweden’s butter shortage is set to reach alarming levels this year, according to the Swedish Dairy Association.

Snus ‘worse than smoking’ for infant apnea

Snus ‘worse than smoking’ for infant apnea

Infants born to mothers who used moist snuff or 'snus' while pregnant are at a greater risk of suffering from apnea than children whose mothers merely smoked during gestation, a new Swedish study shows.

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‘Wrong to demand job applications in English’

Swedish universities and colleges have been rebuked by the Ombudsman for Justice (Justitieombudsmannen - JO) for demanding that applications for employment or promotions be written in English.

Swede charged for ‘shooting down UFOs’

Swede charged for ‘shooting down UFOs’

A 23-year-old man from Dalarna in central Sweden who thought he was being attacked by aliens from outer space has been charged for firing several live rounds from his apartment window.

Book re-ignites debate on Ikea founder’s Nazi past

Book re-ignites debate on Ikea founder’s Nazi past

Recent revelations that Ingvar Kamprad was more active in Swedish Nazi movements than previously thought have called into question the Ikea founder's claims that it was simply a “folly of youth”, the AFP's Nina Larsson explains.

Swedish 60-year-old convicted of filesharing

Swedish 60-year-old convicted of filesharing

An Uppsala resident has been convicted of file sharing after having downloaded 2,880 songs from the internet, according to reports in Swedish media.

Sweden failing to protect Baltic Sea: WWF

Sweden failing to protect Baltic Sea: WWF

Sweden must improve its preservation of biodiversity in the Baltic, and decrease use of hazardous fertilisers, according to a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) report published Wednesday.

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Swedish police stealing confiscated goods

Valuables worth hundreds of thousands of kronor left in police custody have disappeared in recent years, leading officials to conclude that police employees have been pilfering the goods, according to reports in the Swedish media.

Saab owner’s losses increase ten-fold

Saab owner’s losses increase ten-fold

Swedish Automobile, the owner of troubled carmaker Saab, on Wednesday posted a huge first half loss and said it was still looking for funding to restart production.