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Raunchy Ryanair calendar wings its way to Swedish feminists

Raunchy Ryanair calendar wings its way to Swedish feminists

Low-cost airline Ryanair has responded to 'anti-fun' opponents of its advertising by sending its raunchy 2009 cabin crew calendar to select Swedish politicians.

Dagens Nyheter applies for press subsidies

Sweden's largest morning paper, Dagens Nyheter (DN), formally applied for state-sponsored press subsidies on Friday.

Violent video games alter childrens's heart rates: study

A new Swedish study shows that playing violent video games can alter children's heart rates, raising concerns about violent games' long term physiological effects on youngsters.

Career over for tennis veteran Björkman

Career over for tennis veteran Björkman

Swedish tennis star Jonas Björkman's glittering career came to an end on Friday as he and partner Kevin Ullyett were eliminated from the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai.

Borg tops in Sweden power rankings

Borg tops in Sweden power rankings

Finance minister Anders Borg has surpassed prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt as Sweden's most influential powerbroker, according to a new ranking.

The Lowdown: Winter clothing

The Lowdown: Winter clothing

There's a notable chill in the air and it's only going to get nippier over the coming months. This year's autumn has been pretty mild so far, but with snow due in much of Sweden on Saturday, it's time to start wrapping up, writes Jennifer Heape.

Economic policy continues to divide opposition

Economic policy continues to divide opposition

Negotiators from Sweden's three opposition political parties have called off further talks after they were unable to reach an agreement on a shared economic policy framework.

Tough times hit Sweden's billionaires

Tough times hit Sweden's billionaires

Despite their billions, Sweden's wealthiest individuals have shown that not even they can withstand the effects of the financial crisis coupled with a dismal year on the stock market.

Lines drawn in battle over file sharing bill

Debate in Sweden is growing ever hotter over a proposed law that will make it easier for law enforcement to track down those suspected of illegally downloading copyrighted material from the internet.

Charges following detainee's 'high-pressure' bath

Charges following detainee's 'high-pressure' bath

The commander on duty of a Swedish detention centre has been charged after a 29-year-old inmate was forcefully stripped, handcuffed, and doused with a fire hose.

More Swedish troops and aid to Afghanistan

More Swedish troops and aid to Afghanistan

Sweden announced on Thursday it plans to increase aid to Afghanistan as well as send an additional 110 soldiers there, bringing the size of its force to about 500 troops in 2009.