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April in Sweden: twigs, jigs and pagan rites

April in Sweden: twigs, jigs and pagan rites

The Year in Sweden - April: Journalist Kim Loughran sketches a month by month account of the country he has called home ever since his accidental migration in 1966.

Madeleine made to wait for royal wedding

Madeleine made to wait for royal wedding

Sweden's Princess Madeleine, third in line to the Swedish throne, will have to wait before tying the knot to her beau Jonas Bergström, Queen Silvia confirmed on Tuesday, according to the Aftonbladet tabloid.

Geely comments raise doubts over Volvo buy

Geely CEO Gui Sengyue has once again caused ripples of concern in Sweden after comments indicating a less independent role for Volvo within the Chinese firm.

Hands-on dads boost mums' pay curve: study

Women whose partners take a greater share of parental leave stand to benefit by enjoying higher earnings when resuming work, a new study from the Institute for Labour Market Policy Research (IFAU) shows.

Landskrona suspect claims accidental death

Landskrona suspect claims accidental death

The 23-year-old man suspected of the fatal beating of a 78-year-old woman in a Landskrona car park in March has admitted being at the scene but has claimed that the woman's death was an accident.

Social services in pre-dawn raid over baby horse mix-up

The birth of a foal at a farm in northern Sweden caused confusion on Saturday when social services were called in to investigate reports of an unregistered baby.

Sahlin turns to party old guard for election surge

Sahlin turns to party old guard for election surge

The opposition Social Democrats have recruited a slew of senior party members to spearhead their 2010 election campaign.

Jesper Blomqvist dusts off boots for promotion push

Jesper Blomqvist dusts off boots for promotion push

Ex-AC Milan and Manchester United winger Jesper Blomqvist has been registered as a player for the coming season at Hammarby IF, the Swedish second tier club where he is employed as assistant coach.

Gothenburg sweet shop selling 'cannabis'

A sweet shop in central Gothenburg has started selling synthetic drugs that have not yet been classified as narcotics but whose effect is the same as cannabis.

Missing teeth heighten heart disease risk: study

People with fewer of their own teeth run a greater risk of dying from heart disease than those carrying a full set of pearly whites, a new Swedish research report shows.