Arctic oil drill ban would be ‘irresponsible’: Bildt

Arctic oil drill ban would be ‘irresponsible’: Bildt

As Greenpeace activists' fight to prevent further oil exploration in the Arctic hits Swedish waters, foreign minister Carl Bildt argues that a general ban on drilling in the Arctic would be "irresponsible".

Poker World Championships Expands to Australia
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Poker World Championships Expands to Australia

Hundreds of Swedes go to Las Vegas every year to play in the World Series of Poker, the unofficial world championships. As of next year they will be able to play for gold bracelets and huge prizes in Melbourne, Australia as well.

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‘Trust us or sell your shares’: Lundin CEO

The CEO of Sweden-based Lundin Petroluem rejected calls for an independent probe into the company's activities in Africa, telling owners to "sell your shares" if they don't trust Lundin's actions.

Bumblebee researchers ‘threatened’ by bee fans

Bumblebee researchers ‘threatened’ by bee fans

British researchers who have come to Sweden to take bumblebees back to England have been threatened by bee-enthusiasts, who believe that Sweden’s bee population risks extinction.

State-funding for ‘fare-dodgers’ sparks outrage

State-funding for ‘fare-dodgers’ sparks outrage

The Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet) has come under fire for providing public funds to help an organization that encourages Swedes to dodge paying fares on public transit systems around the country.

Ikea also used Cuban prison labour: report

Ikea also used Cuban prison labour: report

As Swedish furniture retailer Ikea probes revelations about the use of East German prisoners labour, new allegations emerged Thursday indicating the home furnishings giant also used Cuban prisoners to build furniture in the 1980s.

Greenpeace protesters occupy Arctic-bound ship

Greenpeace protesters occupy Arctic-bound ship

Six Greenpeace activists have been arrested in Sweden after they attached themselves to a ship off the southern coast of Sweden in an attempt to prevent Shell’s proposed drilling for oil in the Arctic region.

‘Unlike Sweden, when you call an ambulance in the US, it comes’

‘Unlike Sweden, when you call an ambulance in the US, it comes’

After her child suffered a serious injury in Sweden and no ambulance was sent, US-native and parent Rebecca Ahlfeldt was left feeling especially vulnerable.

Teen goes berserk after arm wrestling loss

Teen goes berserk after arm wrestling loss

A testosterone-charged party in southern Sweden turned violent after a teenager couldn’t accept that he’d lost an arm wrestling match.

Man beats smuggling rap because he ‘drinks a lot’

Man beats smuggling rap because he ‘drinks a lot’

A man who was caught taking thousands of litres of beer and other alcoholic beverages into Sweden has been acquitted of smuggling charges after a court ruled it's plausible the man simply "drinks a lot".

Professor reported for grading son’s exam twice

Professor reported for grading son’s exam twice

A professor at Lund University has been reported to the Disciplinary Board after she graded her son’s exam paper and gave him a pass, one month after she was caught doing it the first time.