Spotify announcement prompts flurry of online rumours

Spotify announcement prompts flurry of online rumours

A promise by Swedish music streaming service Spotify on Monday to unveil a “new direction” has sparked a flurry of rumours and speculation about what sort of innovation the company may have in store.

Politician surfed for porn on office computer

Politician surfed for porn on office computer

A high-ranking local politician from western Sweden, currently facing charges for buying sex, was found to have made thousands of visits to numerous pornographic websites from his office computer.

Stockholm International School celebrates its 60th anniversary
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Stockholm International School celebrates its 60th anniversary

Stockholm International School has seen thousands of students pass through its doors since it was founded in 1951. To mark its fiftieth birthday, Maggie Dankiewicz, Valerie Evers, Caroline Engström-Roberts and the students of Grade 5 tell of its fascinating history.

Stockholm reeling from giant chipmunk shocker

Stockholm reeling from giant chipmunk shocker

A huge display featuring giant chipmunks from Hollywood film Alvin & the Chipmunks 3, unveiled on Sunday at Stockholm landmark Svampen ('The Mushroom'), was met with outrage by onlookers and city officials alike, who were expecting traditional Christmas decorations.

New calendar features hot Swedish ‘med studs’

New calendar features hot Swedish ‘med studs’

Twelve male medical students from university town Uppsala, north of Stockholm, have shed their shirts for charity to produce a topless calendar for 2012.

Worker’s hand minced in Swedish meatball mishap

Worker’s hand minced in Swedish meatball mishap

A worker at a Swedish meatball plant lost two fingers on Tuesday morning while trying to unjam a meat grinder at a processing facility in central Sweden.

Top young Moderates sacked over Nazi salute

Top young Moderates sacked over Nazi salute

Two young members of the youth wing of the Moderate Party have been asked to leave the organization after posting a picture of themselves making the Nazi salute on a personal blog. One of them has also been charged with hate speech.

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Swedish police sent loaded rifle by post

Police in Örnsköldsvik, in the north of Sweden, recently sent a loaded rifle through the post to the forensic laboratory for analysis.

Bildt in bid to free Tymoshenko

Bildt in bid to free Tymoshenko

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt is to travel to Ukraine in a bid to apply "football diplomacy" to secure the release of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, according to a report by Reuters.

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Missing teen girls found safe in Uppsala

Police have found the two girls, aged 13 and 14, who disappeared without trace about two weeks ago in the Uppsala area, north of Stockholm.

Millennium film wins Emmy award

Millennium film wins Emmy award

Swedish crime drama Millennium, based on the novels by Stieg Larsson, has won the prize for best TV movie at the International Emmy Awards in New York.