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Santos accepts Nobel Peace Prize; Dylan not in Stockholm
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Literature Prize winner Bob Dylan is, as expected, not present at the ceremony in Stockholm.
(Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:30:22 +0100)

Russian pipeline creates uncertainty on Swedish island
A Russian gas company's proposal for a new pipeline is raising questions of national security and local economy on Gotland.
(Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:18:08 +0100)

Swedish schoolboy hospitalised after snowball fight turns nasty
Police have launched preliminary investigations into assault after a snowball fight at a secondary school in Östersund degenerated into fisticuffs, reports SVT Jämtland.
(Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:06:29 +0100)

Swedes should be on Mars by the 2030s: Liberals
Sweden should invest more in space exploration and set the target of having Swedes on Mars by the 2030s, the Nordic nation's Liberal party has insisted.
(Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:38:54 +0100)

Oops! Swedish news show reports fake study on banana phones as fact
Fake news has been one of the biggest topics of 2016, with debate raging over how it may have impacted several major votes, and Pope Francis even comparing scandal-obsessed media outlets to lovers of excrement.
(Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:09:57 +0100)

Swedish expert advice: How to pick a perfect Christmas tree
Struggling to find the right Christmas tree? Houzz.se's Lovisa Åkesson asks Swedish experts for their top tips.
(Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:25:05 +0100)

Here's where the most stressed Swedes live
New figures from Sweden's Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten) seem to confirm what anyone tired of life in the metropolis may have expected: living in the city is more stressful than the countryside. And according to expert opinion, the dreaded daily commute to and from work is a big factor.
(Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:57:57 +0100)

Förskola to Systembolaget: How I survived moving to Sweden with kids
Victoria Martínez moved to Sweden with her Spanish husband and their two children this year. Little did she know she would be in for the ride of a lifetime.
(Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:07:17 +0100)

Where to go to find Swedes abroad: top travel destinations revealed
Fresh statistics from a travel agency have revealed the Swedes' favourite holiday destination, and it turns out that Swedish tourists are indeed creatures of habit.
(Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:26:56 +0100)

Swedish neo-Nazi group recruits new members: report
A Nazi organization that drew hundreds of supporters to a demonstration in Sweden earlier this year appears to be mobilizing, according to a new report by anti-racism group Expo.
(Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:32:26 +0100)

RECIPE: How to make a traditional saffron wreath
Saffron buns are popular around Lucia and Christmas in Sweden. Here instead is a wreath filled with all things yummy.
(Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:59:59 +0100)

Swedish soldier reports attack by unknown assailants during exercise
A Swedish soldier has filed a report to the police claiming he was attacked by two unknown figures during an exercise at a firing range in the west of the country.
(Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:53:59 +0100)

Police draft in back-up to hunt down Sweden's Christmas goat burner
Police in Gävle in central Sweden have called in back-up from a bordering province in an effort to catch the still unknown burner of this year's giant Christmas goat.
(Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:30:38 +0100)

Banksy Mouse? Mysterious mini art turns heads in Sweden
The appearance of anonymous art has brought smiles to the faces of Malmö residents after a miniature, mouse-sized shop and restaurant took up residence on one of the city's streets.
(Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:21:21 +0100)

Here are the richest Swedes of 2016
Swedes have a reputation for being innovative, and that ability to think outside the box has paid off and helped many of them earn a pretty penny over the years.
(Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:54:57 +0100)

Russia: 'We have no plans to invade Sweden'
Russia has "no plans whatsover to invade Sweden", its ambassador in Stockholm has said.
(Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:50:30 +0100)

Coveted Picasso paintings sell for a fortune in Sweden
Four works by one of the greatest painters of all time have been sold in Sweden for a small fortune, as international buyers jumped at a rare chance to own paintings by Spaniard Pablo Picasso.
(Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:03:46 +0100)

Malmö shooting victim dies in hospital
A man who was found with gunshot wounds in Malmö has died in hospital.
(Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:27:59 +0100)

Viola Beach crash victims did not suffer, inquest hears
The members of tragic British indie band Viola Beach did not have to suffer when they crashed off a road bridge in Sweden, an inquest into their deaths has heard.
(Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:37:34 +0100)

16 traditions you need to follow to fake being a Swede at Christmas
The Swedes have no shortage of quirky traditions. Here are 16 to follow to help you fit in around Christmas.
(Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:59:59 +0100)