Ex-dean: ‘blow up unused Swedish churches’

Ex-dean: ‘blow up unused Swedish churches’

As the number of churchgoers in Sweden dwindles ever further, a former dean has suggested the best thing to do with the almost unused buildings is demolish them.

Syrian poet tipped ahead of Nobel lit prize announcement

Syrian poet tipped ahead of Nobel lit prize announcement

With the winner of the annual Nobel Prizes due to be announced in the coming days, speculation is rife over who will win the prestigious literature award this year, the AFP's Igor Gedilaghine discovers.

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Sweden’s stalking ban takes effect

In line with many other countries, Sweden has introduced new tougher laws to ban stalking, with prison sentences of up to four years enforceable for the most serious offenders.

Christmas stockings at the ready for new Abba video game

Christmas stockings at the ready for new Abba video game

The enduring popularity of Abba shows little sign of abating in the 21st century, with news that a new dance based video game is set for release as software giants around the world limber up for the lucrative Christmas rush.

Sweden mourns sports legend Sven Tumba

Sweden mourns sports legend Sven Tumba

Sven Tumba, one of Sweden's most famous ever sports stars, died in hospital in Stockholm on Saturday at the age of 80, following a long illness.