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Swede accidentally receives Vladimir Putin's mail:

March 29th, 2017

A man in southern Sweden received an unusual surprise on Monday when postal workers somehow managed to confuse him with Vladimir Putin, delivering mail addressed to the Russian President through the Swede's mailbox.


Sweden's Prime Minister wants 'good solution' post-Brexit for mobile UK and EU citizens:

March 29th, 2017

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says he "regrets" the UK’s decision to leave the European Union but thinks it is is positive that negotiations can now finally begin after a "long waiting period".


Funding boost won't save Swedish maternity ward which inspired 'car birth' course:

March 29th, 2017

A promised 500 million kronor ($57 million) boost to the maternity sector from the government will not be enough to reopen a closed maternity ward in northern Sweden, campaigners said on Wednesday.


Bob Dylan to receive Nobel Prize this weekend:

March 29th, 2017

Bob Dylan will receive his Nobel Literature Prize this weekend in Sweden, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy which hands out the prize has confirmed.


OPINION: I feel betrayed by the UK over Article 50. Will Sweden offer hope?:

March 29th, 2017

After British PM Theresa May triggered Article 50 to officially begin the process of the UK leaving the European Union, Tomas Spragg Nilsson explains why he feels betrayed as a Brit living in Sweden.


Premiere date for The Bridge final season revealed:

March 29th, 2017

It's a big day for Nordic Noir fans, as the premiere date for the fourth and final series of The Bridge (Bron) has finally been revealed.


55 reasons why everyone should visit Sweden:

March 29th, 2017

Alex Waltner, the editor of travel blog Swedish Nomad, lists 55 reasons why everyone should visit Sweden at least once in their life.


Sweden mourns death of UN expert in DRC:

March 29th, 2017

A Swedish aid worker who was abducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been found dead, the Foreign Ministry and the United Nations confirmed on Wednesday.


Campaign launched to highlight 'everyday racism' against Sami people:

March 28th, 2017

A new campaign has been launched in Sweden designed to highlight the "everyday racism" (vardagsrasism) faced by Sami people in the country.


Struggling Ericsson spends billions in bid to turn things around:

March 28th, 2017

A bid by troubled Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson's new chief executive to turn the company's fortunes around will hit the company's first-quarter 2017 accounts hard.


Sweden the EU's 'climate leader': report:

March 28th, 2017

Sweden has been rated the EU's leading nation when it comes to how seriously it is taking the Paris Agreement on climate change.


Skype's Sweden office to close:

March 28th, 2017

Microsoft has decided to close the Swedish branch of video chat giant Skype.


More computers, less crime for young Swedes:

March 28th, 2017

Less young Swedes are getting involved in crime than in the past because they are instead spending time at home with their computers.


Sales of commuter tickets between Sweden and Denmark drop:

March 28th, 2017

The number of commuter tickets sold for the Öresund Bridge crossing between Malmö and Copenhagen dropped significantly in the first two months of 2017 compared to the same period the previous year.


Sweden boosts maternity care in new budget proposal:

March 28th, 2017

Sweden's centre-left government has allocated another 500 million kronor ($57 million) to improve maternity care in the country in its new budget proposal amid concerns being raised by expectant mothers.


Scary pictures of Eddie Läck stretchered off ice after violent collision:

March 28th, 2017

Swedish goalie Eddie Läck ended up in hospital after being sent sprawling as the Detroit Red Wings' Andreas Athanasiou scored a game-winning goal with 3:01 left in overtime.


Learning the language: The perils of poor Swedish prawn-unciation:

March 28th, 2017

Just when you think you've mastered Swedish, you open your mouth. Stockholm-based English teacher David Ashby describes the moment he realised his Swedish pronunciation scares small children.


Who is Sweden's next Zlatan Ibrahimovic?:

March 27th, 2017

Sweden is still waiting for their next Zlatan, writes AFP's Hugues Honore. Will they ever find him?


Malmö 'Isis member' accused of terrorism for fire at Islamic centre:

March 27th, 2017

A prosecutor has charged a Syrian man with terror offences, alleging that he started a fire at a Malmö community centre in order to spread fear in the name of Isis.


Two people rescued after being stuck in Swedish mountains:

March 27th, 2017

Two people were stuck on a mountain in Abisko near the border with Norway.


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