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Sweden extends Thailand travel warning

Sweden extends Thailand travel warning

The Swedish foreign ministry (Utrikesdepartementet - UD) has warned against any "unnecessary travel" to Thailand's capital Bangkok in light of the deteriorating security situation.

Stockholm universities top student wish list

Stockholm universities top student wish list

Stockholm universities are among the top choices for students this autumn, with medicine, law and economics the most popular fields of study, according to a new report from the Swedish Agency for Higher Education Services (Verket för högskoleservice - VHS).

Three men jailed after rabbit torture trial

A Swedish court jailed three men on Friday for torturing two rabbits in Stockholm last year. The court served the three men with prison terms ranging from two to four months, while a fourth man was fined.

How the French Revolution gave Sweden its royals

How the French Revolution gave Sweden its royals

The French Revolution was bad news for France's royal family, but Sweden's 200-year-old Bernadotte dynasty would not have existed without it, explains The Local's royal correspondent Juan Navas.

Rival blocs tackle one million floating voters

Rival blocs tackle one million floating voters

Almost a fifth of the Swedish electorate could envisage switching sides in the September general election, a new survey by Sifo shows.

Editor resigns over 'racist' press subsidy

Editor resigns over 'racist' press subsidy

Martin Ahlquist, editor-in-chief of Swedish news weekly Fokus, has resigned his post on the Press Subsidies Council (Presstödsnämnden) after a decision to award state funds to an extreme-right newspaper.

Volvo stock responds to positive report

Volvo stock responds to positive report

Swedish truck maker Volvo AB topped the list of winners as the Stockholm stock exchange opened for business on Friday after reporting positive interim figures.

Ericsson reports profits slump

Swedish telecom firm Ericsson has reported a 30 percent slump in net profits for the first quarter 2010, after weak sales development.

New EU rules open Sweden's airspace

New EU rules open Sweden's airspace

Flights are now permitted across the whole of Sweden, with new rules in place for flights in the EU-wide risk zone two. This means that Stockholm-Arlanda, Bromma and Malmö remained open overnight.

Students seek expansion of volcano help site

A pair of Swedish students are hoping their website launched to organize people left stranded by the Iceland volcano flight chaos will become a permanent fixture to help victims of natural disasters.

Swedish prisoners sign up for lullabies project

Malmö city library and the Swedish prisons service have launched a project to encourage imprisoned fathers to record bedtime stories which can be played to their children during the time they are locked up.