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Swedish Christmas sales hit by snow chaos

Swedish Christmas sales hit by snow chaos

Sales of toys, clothing and footwear have shrunk during this year's Christmas season, probably due to the intense wintry weather.

Swedes send 35 million Christmas cards

Swedes send 35 million Christmas cards

Christmas cards by snail mail remain popular among Swedes, with Swedish postal service Posten estimating that it will deliver nearly 35 million Christmas cards this year.

Christmas transport situation worsens

Christmas transport situation worsens

Thousands of Christmas travellers in Sweden faced misery on Thursday as snow, freezing temperatures and an electricity failure led to major disruption on the road and rail networks.

Glögg shortage threatens Swedish Christmas

Glögg shortage threatens Swedish Christmas

Swedes who have left their Christmas booze shopping until the last minute could be in for a nasty surprise - stocks of Glögg, the traditional Swedish mulled wine, are running out in stores up and down the country.

EU challenges Sweden's wolf hunt policy

EU challenges Sweden's wolf hunt policy

The European Commission has issued a new challenge to Sweden's wolf hunt policy, with the EU environment commissioner warning the government against letting the hunt begin before it receives answers to its questions.

Lufthansa plans SAS acquisition: report

Lufthansa plans SAS acquisition: report

German airline Lufthansa could take over Scandinavian carrier SAS as early as the first half of 2011, with talks pending, according to Bloomberg News.

Woman wins damages after seeking mystic help

Woman wins damages after seeking mystic help

A Stockholm woman who approached a psychic medium for help to free her from the evil which she felt had begotten her, has been awarded damages after claiming fraud when results were less than satisfactory.

Swedish site urges people to talk about sex

While the world continues to talk about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's case, Sweden-based journalist Johanna Koljonen is encouraging women around the world to share their feelings online about negative sexual experiences.

Sweden's SSAB issues profits warning

Sweden's SSAB issues profits warning

Swedish steelmaker issued a profits warning on Thursday, expecting weak demand and lower production to push operating profits to near zero.

The Lowdown: Christmas in Sweden

The Lowdown: Christmas in Sweden

Jellied pigs' feet, Donald Duck and a goat-riding gnome may not be your typical global Christmas symbols, but for Swedes they're all part of the fun, writes Jennifer Heape.

What's On in Sweden: December 24th - 30th

What's On in Sweden: December 24th - 30th

What's on in Sweden: Charles Dickens classic and new circus in Stockholm, Balkan beats in Gothenburg and electronica in Malmö.

Transport trouble to continue on Thursday

Transport trouble to continue on Thursday

A new snowstorm pushing in through the south of Sweden, with more snow and winds forecast, has led to the cancellation of train services in some areas as operators are forced to prioritise key routes.

South Africa seeks to extradite Shrien Dewani

South Africa seeks to extradite Shrien Dewani

An application has been submitted by South African prosecutors to extradite the husband of slain Swedish bride, Anni Dewani, accused of hiring hitmen to murder his wife during their Cape Town honeymoon.