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Tourists left reeling after tipping scam

Two Danish tourists were left out of pocket after they were fooled into leaving a 20 percent tip at a Stockholm restaurant recently, despite the fact that tipping in Sweden is optional.

Australia demands return of aboriginal skulls

Australia demands return of aboriginal skulls

The Australian Embassy has requested the repatriation of the skulls and skeletons of seven indigenous Australians currently in the possession of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

Swedes remain hot property in hi-tech boom

Swedes remain hot property in hi-tech boom

The $8.5 billion sale of Skype to Microsoft in May not only proved that the age of big money IT acquisitions has a while to run, but also that Scandinavians and more particularly, Swedes, remain hot property in the world of high tech.

Five attacked by preschool wasp swarm

Five attacked by preschool wasp swarm

Five people, two adults and three children, were rushed to hospital by ambulance on Friday after having been stung by wasps at a preschool in Norrköping in eastern Sweden.

Nobel prize winners join Dawit Isaak demo

Nobel prize winners join Dawit Isaak demo

Mario Vargas Llosa and Herta Müller, Nobel prize winners in literature in 2010 and 2009 respectively, are set to take part in Friday's demonstration at the Gothenburg Book Fair in support of jailed Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak.

Reinfeldt rejects resignation rumour

Reinfeldt rejects resignation rumour

Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has denied speculation that he intends to resign his post before the general election in 2014, and pave the way for current finance minister Anders Borg to take over.

Spotify and Facebook in music partnership

Spotify and Facebook in music partnership

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday presented a partnership with Swedish firm Spotify, to make its popular music streaming service an integral part of the social media website's platform.

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Swedish family reports agent after ‘dream’ Egypt holiday turns sour

Dead rats in the restaurant, frogs in the pool, cockroaches in the buffet – a Swedish family has reported their travel agent for false marketing after a dream holiday to post-revolution Egypt turned into a nightmare.

Lööf ‘raring to go’ as Centre Party head

Lööf ‘raring to go’ as Centre Party head

On Friday, Annie Lööf, 28, will be elected new party head for Swedens Centre party. This will make her the youngest leader the party has ever had, but she enjoys stronger party support than many of her predecessors, according to experts.

Two charged in Bulgarian berry picking scam

Two charged in Bulgarian berry picking scam

Two Bulgarian men were charged with trafficking on Thursday after luring fellow countrymen to Sweden with false promises of berry picking work and comfortable lodgings.