Blizzard to move north along Swedish coast

Blizzard to move north along Swedish coast

Stockholmers and northern coastal residents can expect the snow storms currently pummelling southern Sweden to reach them by Wednesday as the blizzard sweeps up along the Baltic coast.

Authorities scramble to kill off fictional Swede

Authorities scramble to kill off fictional Swede

The Swedish Tax Authority (Skatteverket) scrambled this week to block a personal identification number, linked to Wednesday's date, which could have given a newborn boy a lengthy and somewhat confusing health record.

School probed for failing to help narcoleptic child

School probed for failing to help narcoleptic child

Sweden's School Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) has launched an investigation to determine whether a school failed to offer enough support for a boy suffering from chronic narcolepsy.

Swede to meet US penpal 36 years after first letter

Swede to meet US penpal 36 years after first letter

Two women who have been exchanging hand-written letters between the United States and Sweden for more than three decades are set to meet in person for the first time, thanks in part to an innovative internet fundraising tool.

One dead as double-decker bus crushes car

One dead as double-decker bus crushes car

One person has diead, at least two are seriously injured and as many as eight received lesser injuries when a car and a double-decker bus collided, with the bus pinning the car down as they both skidded off the road.

Ikea cranks up speed on hotel development

Ikea cranks up speed on hotel development

The investment arm of Ikea, which in August unveiled plans for a budget hotel chain, has more than doubled its investment pace, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Food in Sweden third most expensive in EU

Food in Sweden third most expensive in EU

A review of European statistics shows Swedes pay among the highest food prices, clocking in at 20 percent more expensive than the EU average and only topped by prices in neighbouring Norway and Denmark.

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Swedish weapons used in Burmese fighting

Burmese rebels have gained access to Swedish-designed weapons after government forces reportedly left them behind following conflict in the mountains of the country's far north.

Swedish 10-year-olds’ literacy slips again

Swedish 10-year-olds’ literacy slips again

Young Swedish students have become worse at reading but slightly better at the natural sciences, according to the results of two key international comparisons of student achievement released on Tuesday.

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Gallery pulls Swede’s Holocaust ash paintings

An art exhibit featuring works by a Swedish artist claiming he used paint mixed from the ashes of Holocaust victims has been closed following a storm of criticism.

New winter storm batters southern Sweden

New winter storm batters southern Sweden

Heavy snow and blustery winds prompted new weather warnings for southern Sweden on Tuesday morning as a winter storm brought some rail traffic to a halt and left roads treacherous.

Forgotten speech fails to mar Nobel banquet

Forgotten speech fails to mar Nobel banquet

Royals, laureates, and diplomats were among the more than 1,300 guests that feted the 2012 Nobel Prizes at Stockholm's City Hall on an evening when not even a forgotten speech by literature winner Mo Yan could dampen high spirits.