‘Solar storm’ grounds Swedish air traffic

‘Solar storm’ grounds Swedish air traffic

Planes were grounded at some of Sweden's busiest airports on Wednesday afternoon because of a "solar storm" interfering with air traffic control radar systems, authorities said.

Swedish store’s charity campaign in Isis mix-up

Swedish store’s charity campaign in Isis mix-up

A Swedish grocery store's innocent campaign to raise money for a good cause is the latest to feature in a growing list of truly bizarre mix-ups linked to the radical Islamist group Isis.

Stockholm: epicentre of global leadership
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Stockholm: epicentre of global leadership

The Nobel Awards Ceremony may not be until December, but next week a new prize is taking the spotlight, as luminaries and dignitaries gather in Stockholm to see who will receive the prestigious Tällberg Global Leadership Prize.

Swede wins damages over ‘skeleton sex’ case

Swede wins damages over ‘skeleton sex’ case

A 40-year-old Swedish woman has been awarded 70,000 kronor ($8,177) in damages after a long-running case which saw her falsely accused of using human bones as sex toys.

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Nov. 10: Building a more sustainable society (Malmö)

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Nov. 9: Write it in your own words – a paraphrasing workshop (Umeå)

More Swedes go abroad to escape daily stress

More Swedes go abroad to escape daily stress

Growing numbers of Swedes are planning to spend extra kronor on holidays abroad – to escape the stress of living in the country, known for enjoying the best work-life balance in the world.

Sweden steps up push for EU refugee sharing

Sweden steps up push for EU refugee sharing

UPDATED: As the Nordic nation continues to take in record numbers of refugees, Sweden is sending a formal request to the European Commission asking for some of the arriving asylum seekers to be distributed to other EU countries.

Are you facing higher tax bills in Sweden in 2016?

Are you facing higher tax bills in Sweden in 2016?

From next year you could be paying more cash to your council – depending on where in Sweden you live – as local authorities including Stockholm plan to raise taxes levied on residents.

Roma sleep on streets after Malmö eviction

Roma sleep on streets after Malmö eviction

UPDATED: Around 40 Roma migrants forced to leave a shanty camp for health and safety reasons spent the night outside Malmö city hall and said they planned to continue protesting against the decision.

Swedish anti-Isis troop mission to be extended

Swedish anti-Isis troop mission to be extended

UPDATED: Around 35 Swedish soldiers who have been helping to train Kurdish forces in Iraq to tackle Isis fighters could stay on until December 2016, Sweden’s Defence Minister has said.