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Swedish pavilion at Expo aims to strengthen country's brand

Swedish pavilion at Expo aims to strengthen country's brand

The Swedish Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo, which opens on Saturday in Shanghai, aims to both increase Sweden's visibility in China and promote trade in the country.

Bergström and Prince Charles invited to royal wedding pre-party

Bergström and Prince Charles invited to royal wedding pre-party

Two unexpected names have cropped up on the invitation list to the official pre-party for royal wedding couple Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling: Jonas Bergström, Princess Madeleine's former fiancé, and Emma Pernald, who dated Prince Carl Philip until a year ago.

Nightmare start for BP chairman Svanberg

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a tough start for Swedish BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, who started in January.

Officials threatened over wolf hunt

Almost half of the public officials working with wild animal control in the five counties that permit wolf hunting have received death threats or other forms of harassment, according to a report by the Sveriges Radio Kaliber programme.

Bribery scandal rocks Gothenburg

Sweden's anti-corruption unit has opened an investigation into allegations of aggravated bribery against several officials in Gothenburg after revelations by Sveriges Television (SVT) concerning a construction magnate.

Swedish monarchy losing support: poll

Swedish monarchy losing support: poll

A increasing number of Swedes want to see an abolition of the monarchy and an elected head of state, a new Novus Opinion report published on Friday shows.

May in Sweden: A nation back in bloom

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

Web TV use hits new heights

Swedes are increasingly turning their backs on the traditional television set in favour of online and mobile sources, a new report from Mediavision shows.

Minister: Catholic Church should investigate

Minister: Catholic Church should investigate

After a series of reports of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church of Sweden, Bishop Anders Arborelius wants the state to investigate, but the church minister has expressed reluctance, arguing that the church can manage on its own.

Police dismiss robbery in progress as 'stag night'

When police received a call about an ongoing robbery at a shopping centre in Norrköping in eastern Sweden they dismissed the report as stag night antics and declined to send a unit, according to the local Norrköpings Tidningar daily.

Opposition pulls away in new poll

Opposition pulls away in new poll

The left-green opposition has increased its lead over the Alliance government to 8.1 percentage points, a new voter survey by Synovate shows.