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Swedish start-ups booming: investor

A record number of investors flocked to the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship Start-Up Day and have indicated that Sweden will be a hub for new start-ups in the wake of Spotify and Skype’s global success.

New names on Sweden’s ‘most wanted’ list

New names on Sweden’s ‘most wanted’ list

Two new names have recently been added to Sweden’s “most wanted” list, and authorities are hoping that closer international cooperation may aid the arrest of some 300 criminals believed to be at large abroad.

Mother and daughter reconciled over lotto win

Mother and daughter reconciled over lotto win

A mother and daughter who became estranged after winning three million kronor ($445,428) on a scratch lottery card were in court on Monday to determine the rightful owner of the winnings.

‘Laziness is not a disability’: council

‘Laziness is not a disability’: council

Disability Council members of a Swedish town have had enough of “lazy” drivers who park their cars in the disabled spaces, and want the erection of signs stating that laziness is not a recognized form of disability.

Swedish man wakes up during lung surgery

Swedish man wakes up during lung surgery

A 22-year-old Swede undergoing surgery for a collapsed lung was shocked to find himself waking up while under the knife and unable to communicate with the surgeons.

Swedish farmer shoots and kills cow-eating bear

Swedish farmer shoots and kills cow-eating bear

A farmer in western Sweden recently shot a bear dead after it attacked his cattle for the second time in one week.

Airport bus drivers postpone solidarity strike

Airport bus drivers postpone solidarity strike

Monday's planned strike among airport and flight transfer bus workers was postponed despite no agreement having been met.

Cop blames colleagues’ racist slurs on ‘stress’

Cop blames colleagues’ racist slurs on ‘stress’

Racist slurs uttered by Malmö police officers while responding to disturbances in the city's Rosengård district can be attributed to "stress", according to an officer who was present at the December 2008 incident.

‘United States losing its global influence’: Borg

‘United States losing its global influence’: Borg

Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg warned at the weekend that the United States was losing its influence on the global economic stage.

Minister slammed for weapons export blunder

Minister slammed for weapons export blunder

Sweden's enterprise minster Annie Lööf has come in for heavy criticism following a blunder about Sweden’s arms exports.