HBO takes on Netflix in battle for Nordic viewers

HBO takes on Netflix in battle for Nordic viewers

Just two weeks after US company Netflix announced plans to expand to the Nordic countries, TV-hit maker HBO on Thursday revealed plans to launch an internet-streaming service in the region later this year.

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Sweden pledges millions to boost Syria aid effort

Sweden said Friday it would donate 25 million kronor ($3.7 million) to the UN refugee agency to help the humanitarian aid effort in Syria.

Swedish unis in foreign student scholarship plea

Swedish unis in foreign student scholarship plea

With foreign student enrollment down after the introduction of tuition fees, Swedish universities are urging the government to provide more scholarships to help attract non-European students to Sweden.

Dozens of Swedish cold cases ‘solvable’: expert

Dozens of Swedish cold cases ‘solvable’: expert

Hundreds of unsolved cases of deadly violence in Sweden deserve further investigation, criminology professor and crime fiction writer Leif GW Persson said in a new report released on Friday.

Dane sought after Swede’s bulls hit

Dane sought after Swede’s bulls hit

A Dane who thought he had felled two massive wild boars on a recent hunting trip in southern Sweden is facing criminal suspicions after it turned out the animals were actually Highland bulls.

Vilks cites KKK to defend talk to anti-Muslim group

Vilks cites KKK to defend talk to anti-Muslim group

Swedish artist Lars Vilks has defened his decision to speak at an anti-Islamic conference in New York on September 11th, claiming he would also accept an invitation from the Ku Klux Klan.

Swedish woman missing from holiday in Egypt

Swedish woman missing from holiday in Egypt

The failure of a 25-year-old Swedish woman to return home from a recent trip to an Egyptian resort in Sharm el Sheikh has sparked concern among relatives and prompted police to issue missing persons appeal.

Assange: Sweden likely to ‘drop case’ against me

Assange: Sweden likely to ‘drop case’ against me

Julian Assange expects to remain holed up in Ecuador's London embassy for up to a year as the two countries struggle to resolve a diplomatic row over the controversial WikiLeaks founder.

AIK boots Moscow giants in Europa League thriller

AIK boots Moscow giants in Europa League thriller

Stockholm football club AIK achieved a stunning two goal away victory over CSKA Moscow to advance to the next round of the Europa League tournament.

Gaming industry decries work permit wait times

Gaming industry decries work permit wait times

The long wait for Swedish work permits facing talented computer programmers from other countries has prompted the Swedish games industry to put pressure on the government to cut processing times.

Picasso and Duchamp face-off in Stockholm art exhhibit

Picasso and Duchamp face-off in Stockholm art exhhibit

Modern art giants Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp have been pitted directly against one another for the first time in a new exhibit which opened this week at the Stockholm's Moderna Museet, the AFP's Camille Bas-Wohlert explains.

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Murder suspicions after woman dies in house fire

A dead woman was found by emergency crews battling a house fire in northern Sweden on Thursday, leading police to issue an arrest warrant for a man they believe murdered the woman.