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Skype founder: 'cold winters' key to Swedish tech success

Skype founder: 'cold winters' key to Swedish tech success

Swedish entrepreneurs Niklas Zennström, founder of Skype, and Andreas Ehn, founder of Spotify, spoke recently in Stockholm about the secrets to their success and why Sweden "punches above its weight" when it comes to producing tech start-ups.

Mum to son: Smurfs and UFOs are real

Mum to son: Smurfs and UFOs are real

A mother from southern Sweden has been reported to health authorities for allegedly holding her son prisoner for years in a fantasy world inhabited by Smurfs and space aliens.

Swede adapts entire Bible for the stage

Swede adapts entire Bible for the stage

A play based on the entire Bible will premiere in Sweden this week in what the playwright said Thursday will be the world's first attempt to adapt both the Old and New Testaments to the stage.

Austrian avalanche kills Swedish skier

Austrian avalanche kills Swedish skier

A Swedish tourist was killed Wednesday when an avalanche hit a ski slope in the popular resort of Ischgl, in western Austria, police announced.

Ten Swedish bands that'll knock your socks off

Ten Swedish bands that'll knock your socks off

Think you know what's hot on the Swedish music scene? While the jurors with the Swedish Grammis music awards had their say earlier this week, contributor Charlotte Webb has compiled a list of the ten best contemporary Swedish musical acts.

Sweden seeks new tools to aid file sharing hunt

Sweden seeks new tools to aid file sharing hunt

The Swedish government wants police and prosecutors to have more power to crack down on illegal file sharing by making it easier to force internet service providers to reveal the identity of individual computer users.

Stranded 'Phantom' menaces Swedish coast

Stranded 'Phantom' menaces Swedish coast

Helicopters dashed to the rescue of the six-man crew of a merchant ship after it began listing heavily in the Baltic Sea, Sweden's coastguard said Thursday.

Mother-killer murders dad and stepmum

Mother-killer murders dad and stepmum

The 41-year-old man suspected of killing his father and stepmother in a Stockholm suburb on Wednesday, had previously been convicted of murdering his mother back in 1997.

Sweden cuts repo rate further amid 'uncertainty'

Sweden cuts repo rate further amid 'uncertainty'

The Riksbank cut Sweden's benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to 1.5 percent on Thursday, as slower growth in the euro area took its toll on Sweden's economic prospects.

Female Israeli settler attacks Swedish minister

Female Israeli settler attacks Swedish minister

Swedish minister for education Jan Björklund, the leader of the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) was attacked by a female Israeli settler, while visiting Hebron on the West Bank on Wednesday.

Swedish reporter detained in Syria

A Swedish journalist was arrested in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday afternoon but was released following an interrogation.