Max von Sydow snags Oscar nomination

Max von Sydow snags Oscar nomination

Swedish silver screen stalwart Max von Sydow, 82, became one of the oldest Academy Award nominees ever on Tuesday, while "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" star Rooney Mara was nominated in the best actress category.

Meeting your neighbours, the Swedish way

Meeting your neighbours, the Swedish way

While Swedes may have a reputation of being somewhat shy and reserved, that doesn't mean it's impossible to become friends with your Swedish neighbours, writes US-native and parent Rebecca Ahlfeldt.

SJ ‘not wrong’ to kick praying man off train

SJ ‘not wrong’ to kick praying man off train

The Swedish National Rail Service, SJ, was not wrong to kick a Muslim man off the train for not showing his pass while deep in prayer, ruled the Swedish Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, DO) who say that it is impossible to prove he was discriminated against.

Delousing mishap sparks Stockholm hostel blaze

Delousing mishap sparks Stockholm hostel blaze

A youth hostel caught fire on Tuesday in central Stockholm after staff attempted to delouse mattresses by stowing them in a sauna and turning up the heat.

Students compete to rent Sweden’s ‘smallest’ flat

Students compete to rent Sweden’s ‘smallest’ flat

As students in Lund get ready to compete for a chance to live in Sweden’s ‘coziest’ dwelling, the housing commission claim the bijoux cottages are simply ‘too small’.

Ikea affirms bid to ditch Swedish food brands

Ikea affirms bid to ditch Swedish food brands

Swedish furniture giant Ikea said on Tuesday it has no plans to reverse a decision to stop selling a number of well-known Swedish food brands in its stores despite a barrage of complaints from angry customers.

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Eviction threat for ‘ugly’ Swedes’ ‘gypsy’ yard

A Swedish mother and her adult son are risking eviction from their rental house in a Stockholm suburb after the new landlord claims that they oppose planned renovations, that their yard is like a ”gypsy-camp” and that the two have a problem with their personal ”exterior”.

Nordea closes out 2011 by beating forecasts

Nordea closes out 2011 by beating forecasts

Nordea, the biggest Nordic bank, posted Tuesday a better-than-expected fourth quarter net profit, up by two percent to €786 million ($1.02 billion), while its full-year 2011 profit slipped by 1.0 percent to 2.63 billion euros.

EU to press Ethiopia over Swedish journalists

EU to press Ethiopia over Swedish journalists

The EU is continuing its efforts to convince the Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi to immediately release two Swedish journalists jailed in the country for terror crimes.

Divers find WWII bomber off Swedish coast

Divers find WWII bomber off Swedish coast

Swedish divers have discovered what is believed to be the remains of a WWII Halifax bomber plane in the waters off the coast of southern Sweden.

Streaming services ‘save’ Swedish record industry

Streaming services ‘save’ Swedish record industry

While Swedish CD sales are continuing to drop significantly, record companies’ streaming revenue is soaring and digital sales now amount to over half of the companies’ proceeds, according to fresh figures from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).