Two Swedes among world’s ‘most influential’

Two Swedes among world’s ‘most influential’

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, who has "democratized music" according to a citation by actor Aston Kutcher, is one of two Swedes who made Time magazine's ranking of the world's most influential people this year.

Police identify dumped body as missing Marina

Police identify dumped body as missing Marina

Human remains discovered in a nature reserve in western Sweden on Saturday are those of a woman who disappeared from her home almost two years ago, local police confirmed on Wednesday.

Volunteering in English opens donations page

Volunteering in English opens donations page

The English Volunteering Project’s virtual doors were thrown open for donations on Monday, with project organizers hoping to raise enough money to see volunteering in Sweden becoming a reality for English speakers.

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‘Smarter’ immigrants coming to Sweden: study

Non-European immigrants are arriving in Sweden with increasingly higher levels of education, according to a new study, although fewer highly-educated immigrants are arriving from Europe and the Nordic countries.

TeliaSonera ‘profits by helping dictators spy’

TeliaSonera ‘profits by helping dictators spy’

TeliaSonera, the successor to Sweden's state telecom monopoly, has given state security services access to systems it operates in the former Soviet Union in order to secure lucrative contracts there, according to Swedish media reports.

Sweden unveils new defence minister

Sweden unveils new defence minister

Karin Enström of the Moderate party will be Sweden’s new minister for defence, announced prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Wednesday.

Take a survey to make life easier for expats

Take a survey to make life easier for expats

Here is a survey from the Global Expat Centre Stockholm aiming to help make life easier for expats in Stockholm. It takes just 5-10 minutes to answer, and you might even win a Baltic Sea cruise!

No change for Sweden interest rate: Riksbank

No change for Sweden interest rate: Riksbank

Sweden's central bank is holding the country's benchmark interest rate steady at 1.5 percent, the Riksbank announced on Wednesday, saying the Swedish economy was showing some "positive signs".

Global weapons spending levels out: Swedish think tank

Global weapons spending levels out: Swedish think tank

Global military spending levelled last year at $1.740 trillion due to the economic crisis, almost unchanged in real terms since 2010, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Tuesday.

Sweden pledges $10bn to IMF bailout fund

Sweden pledges $10bn to IMF bailout fund

Sweden, Norway and Denmark pledged $26 billion to the new IMF crisis funding Tuesday, taking the total raised so far to $286 billion, Fund managing director Christine Lagarde announced.

Swedish sailor saved 80 days after sea storm

Swedish sailor saved 80 days after sea storm

A Swedish man has survived an 80 day ordeal on his sail boat in the Indian Ocean after a storm broke his mast and left him drifting at sea.

Museum evacuated after ‘racist’ bomb threat

Museum evacuated after ‘racist’ bomb threat

A Stockholm museum was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after receiving a “racially motivated” bomb threat, just days after a controversial piece of artwork had been revealed.

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Swedish man dead after Canary Islands fall

A 21-year-old man from central Sweden died on Monday morning after what appears to have been a fall from a balcony in a hotel in the Canary Islands, where he was holidaying with three friends.