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Juholt to SVT: don't have Åkesson stand so close to me

Juholt to SVT: don't have Åkesson stand so close to me

The leaders of the Social Democrats and the Left Party on Friday declined to participate in an upcoming debate to avoid having to stand next to Sweden Democrat party leader Jimmie Åkesson.

Swedish girl's message in a bottle answered after 22 years

Swedish girl's message in a bottle answered after 22 years

A bottle containing a note thrown into the Baltic Sea by a child in the 1980s was recently found by a woman on the east coast of Sweden who was surprised to realise she knew the sender.

This food may not be local, but it sure is good

This food may not be local, but it sure is good

Looking to break out of the meat+potato+brown sauce rut of typical Swedish cuisine? Contributor Gwen Ramsey offers some tips on where to authentic ethnic cuisine in the Swedish capital.

Swedish feminists praise Peace Prize winners

Swedish feminists praise Peace Prize winners

Swedish women's rights activists and peace groups hailed the awarding of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize to three women who have been instrumental in promoting women's role in peace-building activities in Africa and the Middle East.

Malmö mayor: time to try 'temporary' citizenship

Malmö mayor: time to try 'temporary' citizenship

Social Democrat Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu's proposal to combat criminality by deporting new Swedish citizens who commit serious crimes has been slammed by party colleagues as "pure racism".

Daycare sends infant girl alone in taxi

Daycare sends infant girl alone in taxi

A daycare centre in Jönköping, southern Sweden, sent an unaccompanied 15-month-old girl by taxi when she needed to be transported between care facilities.

Snow storm slams northern Sweden

Snow storm slams northern Sweden

The season's first winter storm walloped northern Sweden on Thursday night, dumping more than 10 centimetres of thick, wet snow, snarling traffic, and prompting warnings from police.

Ericsson to sell stake in Sony Ericsson: report

Ericsson to sell stake in Sony Ericsson: report

In a push to enhance its smartphone business, Japan's Sony is nearing a deal to buy out Swedish telecom firm Ericsson's stake in their mobile phone joint venture, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Man denies buying sex: 'I couldn't get it up'

A 71-year-old Swede caught paying for sex has claimed he is innocent as his erectile dysfunction made it impossible to go through with the act.

Reinfeldt: intensify 'peer pressure' to boost EU growth

Three European leaders Thursday called for an ambitious growth agenda to get the continent back on track, including tight fiscal discipline by member states as the euro debt crisis deepens.

First narcolepsy cases receive compensation

First narcolepsy cases receive compensation

The first children in Sweden who fell ill with the sleeping disorder narcolepsy after being given the swine flu vaccination Pandemrix, have been awarded 50,000 kronor ($7,340) in compensation.

Bildt rejects mounting Ethiopia criticism

Bildt rejects mounting Ethiopia criticism

Foreign minister Carl Bildt on Thursday repudiated the mounting criticism regarding how he has been handling the case with the two Swedish reporters jailed in Ethiopia.