Poetry and performance infuse Tranströmer’s Nobel lecture

Poetry and performance infuse Tranströmer’s Nobel lecture

The annual Nobel Lecture in Literature, honouring 80-year-old Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, opened in Stockholm on Wednesday with an introduction by Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy.

‘Milfshake’ ad campaign ‘not sexist’: watchdog

‘Milfshake’ ad campaign ‘not sexist’: watchdog

An advertisement for a health drink featuring a slang term for sexually desirable mothers does not discriminate against women, Sweden's advertising watchdog has ruled.

Hungry Swedes queue up for Obamas sausage

Hungry Swedes queue up for Obamas sausage

Tucked behind a shopping centre in southern Sweden is a little food cart with a big name.

A truly international education at the heart of Berlin
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A truly international education at the heart of Berlin

If you want to study, but dread the bureaucracy and red tape of a traditional academic institution, and fancy a spell in one of Europe’s most dynamic cities at the same time, the ECLA in Berlin could be just the place for you.

‘No evidence bomber belonged to al-Qaeda’

‘No evidence bomber belonged to al-Qaeda’

An unexploded bomb was left in the car of Stockholm suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab, investigators said on Wednesday, adding that there was nothing to indicate he was a member of the al-Qaeda terror network.

Swedes aghast over Ryanair bikini calendar

Swedes aghast over Ryanair bikini calendar

Sweden's advertising watchdog has been flooded with complaints concerning an advertisement for a calendar featuring scantily clad Ryanair stewardesses.

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Seven detained after suspected gang rape

Seven men have so far been arrested on suspicion of gang raping a 29-year-old mother of two in Eksjö, in the south of Sweden.

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Parents reeling after maternity ward mayhem

Chaos erupted among newborn babies at a Gothenburg maternity ward on Tuesday when police attempted to arrest a wanted criminal visiting a new addition to the family.

Lift Saab’s bankruptcy protection: administrator

Lift Saab’s bankruptcy protection: administrator

The restructuring of beleaguered Swedish carmaker Saab has been called off by the company's administrator Guy Lofalk, after he submitted a court petition, according to a statement by Saab Automobile.

Social Democrats sink to record low: poll

Social Democrats sink to record low: poll

Support for the Social Democrats is at a new record low of 27.7 percent, according to a new major poll by Statistics Sweden (SCB), beating a previous low of 29 percent.

Stockholm traffic ‘worst in Scandinavia’: report

Stockholm traffic ‘worst in Scandinavia’: report

Stockholm drivers spend longer in traffic jams than their counterparts in other Scandinavian cities, a new study published on Wednesday shows.

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Swedes to lift ‘silence’ on Stockholm bomb probe

Sunday marks one year since a suicide bomber blew himself up on a Stockholm street and on Wednesday the prosecutor plans to hold what some terror experts believe is a long-overdue press conference on the status of the investigation.

Swedes lose faith in the King: poll

Swedes lose faith in the King: poll

Over a third of Swedes have lost faith in King Carl XVI Gustaf, while 32 percent would like to see Crown Princess Victoria take over, a new poll published on Wednesday shows.