Americans in Sweden head to the polls
Sweden

Americans in Sweden head to the polls

Americans living in Sweden who are registered Democrats voted online or at a Stockholm coffee shop on Tuesday, casting their ballots for presidential candidate Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in the most dramatic U.S. primary election in decades. Expatriate Republicans voted for their candidate of choice via absentee ballots.

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Sweden

Sales falls for Saab and Volvo

Sweden’s carmakers are facing leaner times, with Volvo and Saab both suffering from sales falls in January as signals of an economic downturn mounted.

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Sweden

Finns in demo for jailed MS patient

Demonstrators in Finland staged a protest on Monday evening in support of a Swedish multiple sclerosis patient who was sentenced to jail after growing cannabis for medicinal purposes.

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Sweden

Young girl recovering after suspected murder attempt

A 10-year-old girl rescued on Monday afternoon from the cold water at Riddarfjärden in Stockholm is claiming to have been kidnapped by an unidentified man.

Reinfeldt gets behind Obama
Sweden

Reinfeldt gets behind Obama

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has expressed his support for Democratic candidate Barack Obama in the race for the US presidency.

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Germany

Neo-Nazi thugs young and uneducated

Neo-Nazi delinquents are mostly young people with low levels of educational achievement, a new report shows.

Reindeer catastrophe overshadows Sami national day
Sweden

Reindeer catastrophe overshadows Sami national day

The Sami people of northern Sweden celebrate their national day on February 6th and Lappland is a hive of activity getting ready for the party of the year. Reindeer shoes are being made, handicrafts sculpted and party frocks designed and sewn up.

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Sweden

Bold new hotel offers rooftop pool and design delights

If the names Arne Jacobsen, Bruno Mathsson and Alvar Aalto mean anything to you, you'll be in your element at the Clarion Hotel Sign, which opens its doors on Tuesday. Even if classic Scandinavian design isn't your thing, you might still be interested in dipping your toes in the spectacular rooftop pool of Stockholm's newest hotel and conference centre.

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Sweden

Dean resigns in church sex scandal

The Dean of Gothenburg has resigned following revelations of sexual harassment. Bishop Carl Axel Aurelius has admitted knowledge of the revelations for years.

Swedish state to train imams
Sweden

Swedish state to train imams

The Swedish government is to set up an inquiry to look into the possibility of using state funds to provide training programmes for imams.

Shrove Tuesday buns threatened by unions
Sweden

Shrove Tuesday buns threatened by unions

The Swedish Food Workers' Union has blockaded two Örebro bakeries. The traditional Shrove Tuesday buns - semlas - are now under threat.

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Sweden

Estate agents predict house price rebound

Estate agents in Sweden believe that the dip in house prices will be brief. The market is expected to rebound already in the first quarter, a new survey shows.

Don’t reduce Democratic primaries to ‘skirt or negro’
Sweden

Don’t reduce Democratic primaries to ‘skirt or negro’

Political scientist Gregg Bucken-Knapp takes issue with an Aftonbladet writer's assertion that “it doesn’t matter so much who becomes president – skirt or negro – it’s still the market that rules.”

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Sweden

Prince Carl Philip to launch motor racing career

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip has decided to dedicate himself to becoming a race driver.

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Sweden

Sharp rise in HIV infections

The number of new HIV infections jumped 20 percent in Sweden last year, health officials said Tuesday, quoting preliminary figures that could signal altered attitudes towards the disease that causes AIDS.