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Sweden won't demand Russia fly-by explanation

Sweden won't demand Russia fly-by explanation

The revelation that Nato stepped in instead of the Swedish military during a Russian fly-by at Easter has left Swedish political commentators seething, while the defence minister has admitted a shift in Russia's military behaviour.

Swedish Beliebers swamp Justin's hotel

Swedish Beliebers swamp Justin's hotel

Two Swedish girls had to get medical attention after hundreds of euphoric Justin Bieber fans besieged the Grand Hotel in Stockholm to catch a glimpse of their idol on the Swedish stop of his Europe tour.

UK's 'humble gardener' sows Swedish TV career

UK's 'humble gardener' sows Swedish TV career

John Taylor is perhaps best known as the man with the green thumbs and a slight English accent on a weekly gardening show on television. He tells The Local how he made a career out of "digging holes" in Sweden.

Man tries to rob cashless Swedish bank

Man tries to rob cashless Swedish bank

A bank robber in the making on Monday morning tried to force bank personnel in central Stockholm to hand him money, before having to leave empty-handed because the office did not deal with cash.

Sweden Democrats rake in southern support

Sweden Democrats rake in southern support

The immigration-critical Sweden Democrats would nab 16 percent of the vote in regional elections in the south if residents were to cast their ballots today, revealed a new poll by Yougov commissioned by the Metro newspaper.

Deputy Governor leaves Riksbank in rate protest

Deputy Governor leaves Riksbank in rate protest

Lars E O Svensson will not run for re-election as Deputy Governor of Sweden's national bank, saying he has failed to persuade his colleagues to cut interest rates, which he believes could have saved Swedish jobs.

Swedish ABB to buy US green power firm

Swedish ABB to buy US green power firm

The engineering giant ABB announced it would purchase US green energy company Power One for the staggering sum of $1 billion in a bid to make the Swiss-Swedish company "a global player" in solar inverters.

TeliaSonera board member avoids taxes

TeliaSonera board member avoids taxes

Spotify founder Martin Lorentzon, brought in to revitalize the profile of bribery-accused Swedish telecom giant TeliaSonera, has avoided millions in taxes to Sweden through a shell company in Cyprus.

Russian jets practised attacks on Sweden

Russian jets practised attacks on Sweden

Russian fighter planes carried out training missions just outside the Swedish border over Easter; Sweden's military, however, was too slow to react and had to rely on help from Nato, the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper (SvD) revealed on Monday.

Italian club eyes Zlatan for next season

Italian club eyes Zlatan for next season

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has spoken to Zlatan Ibrahimovic about a possible return to the club, an Italian newspaper report claimed Saturday.