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Nobel a likely no-no for Sweden's king of crime fiction

Nobel a likely no-no for Sweden's king of crime fiction

The most popular work of crime fiction ever published in Sweden is never likely to win a Nobel Prize. But it should, argues Jeanne Rudbeck, who is left spellbound by Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy.

Two Swedes in fatal Madrid plane crash

Two Swedes in fatal Madrid plane crash

Two Swedes were among 173 people on board a Spanish tourist plane that crashed in Madrid on Wednesday afternoon.

Wrestler Abrahamian files official complaint

Wrestler Abrahamian files official complaint

Swedish Olympic wrestler Ara Abrahamian has filed an official complaint with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Wrestling Federation (FILA).

SAS faces headache as Spanair pilots threaten strike

Spanair pilots threatened to strike on Wednesday in protest that the loss-making airline, owned by Nordic carrier SAS, lacked a plan to save itself.

Tattoo thieves indicted for scissors attack

Two men have been indicted for forcefully attempting to cut away a tattoo belonging to a 32-year-old man in Kalmar, south-east Sweden.

Teen murderer gets reduced sentence

Teen murderer gets reduced sentence

A 19-year-old man found guilty of murdering a teenage girl in Mora in north-central Sweden has been given nine years instead of ten years in prison.

Swedish teachers fail Holocaust test

Swedish teachers fail Holocaust test

Swedish school teachers display glaring inadequacies in their knowledge of Holocaust history, according to a study carried out by the country's Living History Forum.

Boom time for Swedish fast food restaurants

Sweden's cafes and fast food restaurants have increased their turnover by almost eight percent during the year's first quarter compared to the same period last year, according to figures from the Swedish Retail Institute (Handelns Utredningsinstitut - HUI).

Credit card ban for Swedish pensioners

Swedish clients over the age of 75 are not eligible for credit cards at the US-owned Citibank in Sweden, Dagens Nyheter reports.

Ericsson in mobile joint venture

Swedish telecoms equipment group Ericsson has announced it is to join forces with semiconductor group STMicroelectronics.

Ibrahimovic set to miss France friendly

Sweden's star strike Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out of Wednesday's friendly international against France with a knee injury.

14 people 'spoiled Arboga crime scene'

14 people 'spoiled Arboga crime scene'

The lack of forensic evidence in the high profile Arboga child murder case is a direct result of at least 14 people unwittingly spoiling the crime scene, experts say.