How studying at Stockholm can lead to a great Swedish career
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How studying at Stockholm can lead to a great Swedish career

When Han Zhang came from China to study a Masters at Stockholm University in 2009, it put her on the path to a career at a top Swedish law firm. She is one of many overseas students for whom studies in Stockholm have led to careers in Sweden.

Swedish reps hail US Ikea store wedding

Swedish reps hail US Ikea store wedding

An American couple, whose first date was in an Ikea store, became so attached to the Swedish furniture supplier that they tied the knot at an outlet in Maryland.

Google hails Swede who perfected the zipper

Google hails Swede who perfected the zipper

Google has honoured Sweden's contribution to the art of making it easier for people to remove their pants with a zipper-themed "Google doodle" on what would have been Swedish inventor Gideon Sundback's 132nd birthday.

Gay rugby in Stockholm ‘stirs the imagination’

Gay rugby in Stockholm ‘stirs the imagination’

Despite Sweden's progressive attitude toward homosexuality and the affinity for rugby in the gay community, Stockholm's own gay rugby team, the Berserkers, is a late entrant on the scene, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.

Sweden shows off Garbo, Bergman banknotes

Sweden shows off Garbo, Bergman banknotes

Sweden's Riksbank on Tuesday released the long-awaited designs of new banknotes featuring the likes of Greta Garbo, Ingmar Bergman, Astrid Lindgren, and other cultural giants of the 20th century.

Downshift in profits for truckmaker Scania

Downshift in profits for truckmaker Scania

The Swedish heavy-truck maker Scania, one of the brands owned by Volkswagen, said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit fell by 28 percent owing to weaker demand and high development costs.

Chunky Swedes chase US ‘knee-busting’ obesity

Chunky Swedes chase US ‘knee-busting’ obesity

Swedes are piling on the pounds and getting too heavy for their knee joints, causing an increasing number of middle-aged Swedes to have to resort to knee surgery and prosthetic joints.

Five deals on the table during Chinese visit

Five deals on the table during Chinese visit

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao was to visit Stockholm Tuesday to secure a handful of bilateral trade deals, including a major investment agreement with China-owned Swedish brand Volvo Cars, media reported.

Hockey brutes trade skates for ballet shoes

Hockey brutes trade skates for ballet shoes

Struggling Swedish professional hockey team Malmö Redhawks has opted for a strict regimen of ballet and yoga in an unorthodox effort to inspire winning ways after failing to win a place in the Elitserien, the country's top pro league.

‘Hard rock’ bomb threat halts Swedish trains

‘Hard rock’ bomb threat halts Swedish trains

A train station in southern Sweden was shut down for most of Monday night when security staff found a suspicious package containing copious coils of cords.

Elite Swedish school rocked by hazing scandal

Elite Swedish school rocked by hazing scandal

Five students from the same prestigious Swedish boarding school once attended by King Carl XVI Gustaf have been arrested on suspicions of violently beating a fellow student.

Wage deal keeps Sweden airport buses running

Wage deal keeps Sweden airport buses running

A planned solidarity strike by drivers of airport buses in Sweden has been called off after a public sector healthcare union reached a new wage agreement.

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Teen boys arrested after filming alleged gang rape

Stockholm police have arrested several teenage boys suspected of gang raping an underage girl and filming the act.