Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

You are here: Home > Archive > 2013 > Apr > 19

Archive for Fri, 19 Apr 2013

Löfven speaks out on Mustafa departure

Löfven speaks out on Mustafa departure

Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven spoke out on Friday about the contentious departure of Omar Mustafa, blaming the mess on his party's organizational skills and a negligent nomination process for selecting its governing board.

China's Mo Yan releases new book on Nobel win

China's Mo Yan releases new book on Nobel win

Chinese Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan released a new book Friday charting his experience receiving the award in Sweden last December, Chinese state media reported.

Swedish doctor faces trial for killing baby

A doctor in southern Sweden has been charged with manslaughter after his use of a ventouse during a 55-hour birth resulted in the death of a baby and serious injuries to the mother.

Swedish firm lights up US marijuana market

Swedish firm lights up US marijuana market

A Swedish fluorescent lamps firm is tapping into the booming market for medicinal marijuana in the US, evoking negative reactions from some experts who warn that young people may be at risk.

TeliaSonera sales slump as market shifts to data

TeliaSonera sales slump as market shifts to data

Swedish-Finnish telecom operator TeliaSonera on Friday reported a first quarter decline in sales and profit amid strong competition and a drop in revenue from texting and traditional voice traffic.

Spring floods cause Uppsala rail havoc

Spring floods cause Uppsala rail havoc

Rail services from Stockholm to Uppsala have suffered serious disruption on Friday after the melting snow caused extensive flooding in the university town and surrounding areas.

Stockholm Arlanda slides in global airport rankings

Stockholm Arlanda slides in global airport rankings

Stockholm Arlanda Airport has fallen nine places to 60th in a global ranking of major airports, over 40 places behind Helsinki-Vantaa - the leading airport in the Nordic region.

Uppsala English school defends 'tough love'

Uppsala English school defends 'tough love'

The International English School in Uppsala is awaiting a reply from the Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) after being forced to defend its "tough love" teaching against an anonymous accusation that it was breaking the law.

Banks probed for peddling client names

Banks probed for peddling client names

Several Swedish banks are suspected of passing on the names of customers who have been denied a mortgage to other lenders who offer higher interest rates to high-risk borrowers.

Malmö locals cash in on Eurovision frenzy

Malmö locals cash in on Eurovision frenzy

Hosting the Eurovision Song Contest finals is bringing a cash windfall for Malmö, not least for some locals who are renting out their apartments to devoted music fans, The Local's Patrick Reilly discovers.

Skellefteå crushes Luleå for ice hockey gold

Skellefteå crushes Luleå for ice hockey gold

Skellefteå AIK capitalized on its third straight trip to the finals of Sweden's top hockey league, the Elitserien, overpowering northern Sweden rivals Luleå to capture its first championship trophy in 35 years.