Bigamist Swede prompts jealous wife drama

Bigamist Swede prompts jealous wife drama

A woman from southern Sweden has been arrested on suspicion of preparation of murder after being apprehended by officers on the way to her bigamist husband’s first wife, armed with a knife.

‘Getting sexy’ survey: Swedes don’t come first

‘Getting sexy’ survey: Swedes don’t come first

While Swedes' supposed penchant for sex is a recurring theme in popular culture, a recent survey calls into question just how eager Swedes may be to get it on when the lights go off.

‘Gay-bashing’ reggae star’s gig put off again

‘Gay-bashing’ reggae star’s gig put off again

Jamaican reggae singer Sizzla, who had been given the green light to perform on Wednesday night in Stockholm despite an initial cancellation, has been put off again after show promoters gave in to the backlash from the gay community.

Allsvenskan football 2012: a season preview

Allsvenskan football 2012: a season preview

This Saturday the Allsvenskan, Sweden’s premier football league, starts a new season. Contributor Nic Townsend takes a look at each team and their prospects for 2012.

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‘Gay-bashing’ reggae star gets his Swedish gig

Jamaican reggae singer Sizzla will perform in Stockholm on Wednesday night despite strong protests against his "anti-gay" lyrics, even though the show had initially been cancelled by promoters.

‘Sweden needs laws against politicians’ reckless spending’

‘Sweden needs laws against politicians’ reckless spending’

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Sweden needs to change its constitution to ensure that spendthrift politicians' failure to curb public spending doesn't leave the economy in ruins, argues Jacob Lundberg of the Moderate party's youth wing.

Stockholm ‘no better than Oslo’: Norwegian

Stockholm ‘no better than Oslo’: Norwegian

A Norwegian man has reported Stockholm to the Swedish consumer ombudsman (Konsumentombudsmannen – KO) claiming that the slogan "Stockholm – the Capital of Scandinavia" is "misleading".

Judge: ‘I understand why jealous hubby hit wife’

Judge: ‘I understand why jealous hubby hit wife’

A Swedish court judge has been slammed for a recent ruling in which he wrote it was "quite understandable" that a man hit his wife after she refused to tell him where she had been.

Proof of Saudi meeting ‘lost’ to protect minister

Proof of Saudi meeting ‘lost’ to protect minister

An official with Sweden's Defence Research Agency (Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, FOI) requested that documents related at a secret Swedish-Saudi weapons deal not be recorded in order to “protect” defence minister Sten Tolgfors, according to a new report.

Mobile operators seek to ‘block’ Skype in Sweden

Mobile operators seek to ‘block’ Skype in Sweden

Swedish telecom operators want to implement technologies that will block mobile phone users in Sweden from making free calls using services like Skype and Viber.

Zlatan ‘among world’s best footballers’: Barcelona star

Zlatan ‘among world’s best footballers’: Barcelona star

Centre-back Gerard Pique admitted his Barcelona team-mates will have to be wary of AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the teams clash in the Champions League quarter-final first leg in Milan on Wednesday.

Extradition ruling set in Swedish bride slaying

Extradition ruling set in Swedish bride slaying

Britain's High Court will on Friday announce its decision on British businessman Shrien Dewani's appeal to avoid extradition to South Africa over the murder of his Swedish bride, it said Tuesday.

Ikea says no to hiring cronies of Italian politico

Ikea says no to hiring cronies of Italian politico

Swedish furniture chain Ikea said Tuesday it had told a local Italian politician it would not be following up on his bid to get four cronies to work at a new branch opening up in the Abruzzo region.