UK approves Shrien Dewani extradition

UK approves Shrien Dewani extradition

The UK home secretary Theresa May has signed an order authorising the extradition of British businessman Shrien Dewani, wanted in South Africa for the murder of his Swedish wife Anni in November, the Home Office confirmed on Wednesday.

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Cancer vaccines ‘equally efficient’: agency

Cancer vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix offers equally efficient protection against the most common types of cervical cancer, according to a statement from the Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket).

Stalking becomes a criminal offence

Stalking becomes a criminal offence

Stalking, or repeated harassment, becomes a criminal offence in Sweden from October 1st, and will carry a sentence of up to four years in prison if found guilty.

Sweden battles national butter shortage

Sweden battles national butter shortage

As Sweden's butter shortage enters its second month, the dairy industry is still struggling to meet demand and shelves in supermarkets up and down the country remain empty. Blame is being directed at the new back to basics cooking trend, full fat diet fads and young people turning their backs on farming.

Stockholm hosts world’s first sourdough hotel

Stockholm hosts world’s first sourdough hotel

Have you considered skipping a holiday in fear of what may become of your sourdough? Never fear, you could always check it in to Stockholm's sourdough hotel while you’re away, Lina Sennevall reports.

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Swedish researchers in ‘depression gene’ find

Swedish researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg have managed to identify a gene which they believe has a strong connection to bipolar disorder.

Spotify defends demand for Facebook tie in

Spotify defends demand for Facebook tie in

Swedish music retailer and streaming service Spotify has defended its decision to require Facebook membership from all new users, explaining that the tie in is "all about creating an amazing new world of music discovery".

Piglets shot to the great fairway in the sky

Piglets shot to the great fairway in the sky

Two wild boar piglets met their bloody demise on Tuesday after a Värmland golf club finally tired of their foraging in the rough, nosing across the greens and snuffling along the fairways.

Petzäll backed by Sweden Democrat rebels

Petzäll backed by Sweden Democrat rebels

A network of former Sweden Democrats (SD) has offered support to 23-year-old William Petzäll after his decision to leave the party and remain in the Riksdag as an independent, encouraging him to stand strong against the party hierarchy.

Juholt support at record low: poll

Juholt support at record low: poll

Only 20 percent of Swedes today would choose Social Democrat leader Håkan Juholt as prime minister, while 59 percent would choose current prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt of the Moderates, according to fresh figures from the market research company Sifo.

Malmö pleasure boat in new firebomb attack

Malmö pleasure boat in new firebomb attack

The Prins Bernhard pleasure boat moored by Skeppsbron in Malmö was targeted in a firebomb attack on Tuesday night, the second attack on the vessel this year.

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Stockholm stock market up on Greek tax vote

At the close of trading on Tuesday, the Stockholm stock exchange OMXS index had risen by 5.7 percent on the back of positive news from Greece.