Sturdy skirt a hit with Swedish workmen
Sweden

Sturdy skirt a hit with Swedish workmen

Mechanics, carpenters and plumbers who have tough physical jobs need strong, functional clothing. But that doesn’t mean they have to wear boring, old-fashioned overalls that their grandfathers might have worn. A kilt for professional men recently introduced in Sweden features roomy pockets needed to carry necessary tools and allows the worker to make a striking fashion statement at the same time.

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Pushy telesales calls to be banned

Swedish consumers fed up with persistent telesales calls will soon have the law on their side, after the government accounced plans to ban pushy sales methods.

Cruise ships flock to Stockholm
Sweden

Cruise ships flock to Stockholm

Stockholm has retained its position as Sweden's top destination for luxury cruise liners.

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Doubling in reported cases of insider trading

The number of reported cases of insider trading in Sweden more than doubled last year compared to 2006.

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Black hole scientists win Swedish prize

An American and two Russian researchers have earned a major Swedish scientific award for their work on black holes and the early universe, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science announced Thursday.

Chilean stars in demo for Beltran
Sweden

Chilean stars in demo for Beltran

A number of Chile's leading singers and musicians gathered in Santiago on Thursday to pledge their support for Swedish-Chilean opera star Tito Beltran, who is appearing in a Swedish court on rape charges.

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Exorcism priest had sex with daughter

An Orthodox Christian priest in the Stockholm region has been sentenced to jail after being convicted of having sex with his mentally disabled daughter.

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Murdered lecturer ‘knew suspect’

University lecturer Fuat Deniz, who was stabbed to death at Örebro University in December, knew the man now arrested on suspicion of his murder, prosecutors say.

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Fewer Swedes own shares

The number of Swedish share owners fell in 2007 to under 46,000, according to new figures from the Nordic Central Securities Depository.

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Sweden

Gene test could reveal prostate cancer risk

A simple blood test could in future be used to test for prostate cancer, one of the deadliest cancers to affect men, research carried out in part by Swedish scientists at the Karolinska Institute has found.

What happened to Sweden’s winter?
Sweden

What happened to Sweden’s winter?

Lush green lawns with no trace of snow, chanterelles sprouting and spring flowers in bloom: winter in Sweden is beginning to look a lot less like, well, winter, meteorologists said on Wednesday.