Juholt backed ‘temporary citizenship’: report

Juholt backed ‘temporary citizenship’: report

Aides to Håkan Juholt initially indicated the Social Democrat leader supported a controversial proposal from Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu calling for “temporary citizenship” to combat criminality, according to one of the party's MPs.

Catch up with the neighbours: The Local launches in Norway

Catch up with the neighbours: The Local launches in Norway

The Local is taking another step out into the world, with the launch of thelocal.no, Norway’s news in English. There’s no better place to find out what’s going on in Sweden’s back yard, says editor Paul O’Mahony.

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Ministers tout ‘Swedish model’ to solve European debt crisis

A European solution to the debt crisis should follow Sweden's model of in the early 1990s, Finance Minister Anders Borg and Foreign Minister Carl Bildt wrote Wednesday in the Financial Times.

Snoop agency to target smartphone apps

Snoop agency to target smartphone apps

Sweden's main signals intelligence agency is set to receive additional funding to improve its ability to monitor traffic generated by smartphone and tablet computer apps as it struggles to keep up with fast moving technological developments.

Virgin Atlantic tests Swedish ‘green’ fuel

Virgin Atlantic tests Swedish ‘green’ fuel

Virgin Atlantic airlines has initiated a cooperation with technology company Swedish Biofuels to start using more environmentally friendly aviation fuel.

Euro crisis a threat to Swedish banks: Borg

Euro crisis a threat to Swedish banks: Borg

Sweden may have some of the strongest public finances in Europe but its banks are more vulnerable than most in the current euro debt crisis, Finance Minister Anders Borg said in an interview published Wednesday.

Sweden’s Vasa: the world’s ‘oldest test lab’

Sweden’s Vasa: the world’s ‘oldest test lab’

It's no secret that Stockholm's Vasa Museum is among the most popular tourist attractions in Sweden.

Swedish study links names to criminality

Swedish study links names to criminality

Swedish men given names ending in y - such as Ronny or Conny - are more likely to fall into a life of crime than their peers, a new Swedish study has shown.

‘Record’ salmon pulled from Swedish stream

‘Record’ salmon pulled from Swedish stream

A German fishing enthusiast has snagged a massive 29-kilogramme salmon in a stream in northern Sweden, four years after first casting his line in Swedish waters.

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Woman jailed for brutally raping another woman

A Swedish woman has been convicted of beating and raping a female neighbour in western Sweden following a laundry room dispute.

Pang Da: Saab comment ‘a misunderstanding’

Pang Da: Saab comment ‘a misunderstanding’

Chinese firm Pang Da and Sweden's Saab have issued a joint statement to clarify that the contract between the firms is valid, stating that prior comments to the contrary were due to a "misunderstanding".

Stieg Larsson books to become comics

Stieg Larsson books to become comics

Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium thrillers are to be turned into graphic novels, US comic-book powerhouse DC Entertainment said Tuesday after announcing that it had secured "worldwide rights" to adapt the trilogy.

Sweden secures Euro 2012 spot

Sweden secures Euro 2012 spot

Sweden overcame the Netherlands 3-2 in Stockholm on Tuesday night to book their spot at the Euro 2012 football championships in Poland and Ukraine.