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Ikea unions form worldwide alliance to promote good standards

Ikea unions form worldwide alliance to promote good standards

Ikea affiliated trade unions across the world announced on Thursday the formation of a border-crossing alliance to promote employee welfare and success of the Swedish furniture giant.

Conditions 'just right' for northern lights: expert

Conditions 'just right' for northern lights: expert

With a solar flare providing excellent Northern Lights viewing opportunities in Sweden on Thursday night, a researcher at Lund observatory explained the phenomenon and the five best ways to catch it.

Wolf prowls through Swedish family's garden

Wolf prowls through Swedish family's garden

A man in Köping, in eastern Sweden, was shocked to have his morning coffee interrupted by the sight of a wolf strolling around his garden, straight through his children's play area.

Nobel Foundation rejects Peace Prize criticism

Nobel Foundation rejects Peace Prize criticism

The Nobel Foundation, which administrates the prestigious prizes in line with the will of Alfred Nobel, on Thursday rejected criticism of recent choices for the Peace Prize.

Swedish ‘pooper' gets prison after shop dump

A 46-year-old man from eastern Sweden has been sentenced to two months in prison and a hefty fine after pooping on the floor in a sports shop in central Gävle.

'Sweden is not gender equal': minister

'Sweden is not gender equal': minister

Sweden's equality minister has spoken out about the lack of gender equality in Sweden, after a recent poll showed that the majority of Swedes believe the country is not gender equal.

Eleven Swedes make Forbes billionaires list

Eleven Swedes make Forbes billionaires list

Eleven Swedes have made it onto the Forbes billionaires list for 2012, with H&M owner Stefan Persson placing highest among the Swedes considered to be the world's wealthiest.

Sword-wielding Swedish teen attacks couple in car

A 19-year-old man in Finspång, in southeastern Sweden, went on a rampage with a sword on Wednesday night, shattering the windscreen of a flabbergasted young couple's car.

'Zlatan will never be the best’: football great

'Zlatan will never be the best': football great

Despite that fact that Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ranked current third best footballer in the world according to an internet sport site, there are voices saying he can never be number one.

Riksdag parties informed of arms deal: report

Riksdag parties informed of arms deal: report

The Swedish export control council was informed of the secret plans to help the Saudis build an arms factory as early as May 2010, according to new revelations from Sveriges Radio (SR).