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Archive for Tue, 28 Jul 2009

Swedish women keep working after 65 despite job cuts: study

Despite recent job cuts in the wake of the financial crisis, there are almost twice the number of women over the age of 65 in work today than four years ago, new figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB) show.

GPS mix up sends Swedish couple on impromptu Italian odessy

GPS mix up sends Swedish couple on impromptu Italian odessy

A middle-aged Swedish couple on holiday in Italy drove 650 kilometres out of their way when their GPS system confused the island of Capri with the northern Italian town of Carpi.

Rinkeby fire claims seventh victim

Rinkeby fire claims seventh victim

The 13-year-old girl that was badly burned in the fire in an apartment in Rinkeby in western Stockholm on Saturday evening has died of her injuries. The fire has now claimed seven victims.

Young Swedish film director takes Hollywood by storm

Young Swedish film director takes Hollywood by storm

Even though there's an ocean between Per Hanefjord and Hollywood, the budding Swedish film director explained to The Local's Lydia Parafianowicz that tinsel town honours aren't out of reach for a kid who grew up 40 kilometres away from the nearest grocery store.

Kalmar: more than merely a Baltic gateway

Kalmar: more than merely a Baltic gateway

Nestled along the shores of Sweden's southeastern coast, the historic town of Kalmar has plenty to offer travelers who dare to venture off the well-worn road which leads to the more-high profile Baltic island situated nearby, The Local's Marge Thorell discovers.

Pirate Bay facing new suit from US film giants

Pirate Bay facing new suit from US film giants

Disney, Universal, Warner Bros and Colombia Pictures are among more than ten major film companies behind a writ to sue for the closure of Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay in Stockholm District Court.

Church of Sweden in Brüno advert uproar

Church of Sweden in Brüno advert uproar

The official Church of Sweden newspaper, Kyrkans Tidning, is at the centre of a storm of controversy after advertisers reacted to the depiction of scenes from UK comic Sacha Baron Cohen's new blockbuster movie Brüno.

Sweden looks to boost healthcare exports

Sweden looks to boost healthcare exports

Healthcare services are set to become Sweden's new major export industry, the Swedish Trade Council (Exportrådet) has announced.

Scientologists reported for harassing Swedish family

Scientologists reported for harassing Swedish family

A family from Kävlinge in southern Sweden has reported the local Church of Scientology to the police for harassment after a fortnight of incessant phone calls, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.

No third boat involved in Swedish ferry crash

There is nothing to indicate that a third ship was directly involved in last week's ferry crash near Nynäshamn off of Sweden's east coast, according to preliminary interviews.

Sjöström swims to title in world record time

Sjöström swims to title in world record time

Swedish teen swimming sensation Sarah Sjöström took home the women's 100m butterfly world title in Rome on Monday, setting a new world record of 56.06sec.

Ibrahimovic finally signs 'dream' contract with Barcelona

Ibrahimovic finally signs 'dream' contract with Barcelona

Swedish star footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he is finally "living a dream" upon signing a five-year contract with Barcelona on Monday.