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  • Snake hunt after man claims playground bite

    The Local
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:10 pm
    A man claimed to have been bitten by a poisonous snake at a paddling pool in Gothenburg on Thursday prompting a hunt which ended without a trace of the offending reptile.
  • Facts and figures 2013 - Swedish Government Offices Yearbook

    News from the Swedish Government
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    An English version of the Yearbook is available, presenting statistical data about the Government Offices of Sweden in 2013. The purpose of the Yearbook is to present facts and figures about the organisation, duties and activities of the Government Offices for English-speaking readers. In addition to statistical material it contains a brief presentation of Government ministers in 2013 and a section on sources of information and contacts at the Government Offices. Facts and Figures 2013 - Swedish Government Offices Yearbook Office for Administrative Affairs, 08 July 2014
  • Brits charity tractor trek heads for Sweden

    Sweden News latest RSS headlines - Sweden News.net
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:47 am
    A British man is set next month to drive from Scotland, across Sweden, and to the northern tip of Norway on a vintage tractor to raise money for a cancer ...
  • Denmark’s virtual-currency bourse to become the world’s first to allow clients to swap dollars

    News
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:33 am
    “NXT is a strong currency and a potential challenger to Bitcoin as a leading virtual currency".
  • SEK 1.35 billion to new Development Cooperation Strategy for Uganda

    Sweden News
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization / - The Government today adopted a new development cooperation strategy for Uganda for 2014-2018.
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    The Local

  • Snake hunt after man claims playground bite

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:10 pm
    A man claimed to have been bitten by a poisonous snake at a paddling pool in Gothenburg on Thursday prompting a hunt which ended without a trace of the offending reptile.
  • Stockholmers sound off on 'beautiful Swedes'

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Following a Nordic survey in which Swedes were voted the "most attractive", The Local hit the streets to see what Stockholmers thought.
  • Sweden keeps eye on Norway bomb threat

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) have said that an "imminent terror threat" to neighbouring Norway doesn't yet affect Sweden although developments are being closely followed.
  • Seven-year-old Swede cycles to Berlin

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Edvin Blomdahl is seven-years-old. He also cycled from Sweden to Berlin, a journey of 370 kilometres, in four days.
  • 'Gaza conflict needs help, not empty rhetoric'

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    As the rhetoric rises at demonstrations in Swedish cities, Stockholm-based Israeli writer David Stavrou calls on Swedes to think before they shout and to cast a critical eye over much that is written and said about the conflict in Gaza.
 
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    News from the Swedish Government

  • Facts and figures 2013 - Swedish Government Offices Yearbook

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    An English version of the Yearbook is available, presenting statistical data about the Government Offices of Sweden in 2013. The purpose of the Yearbook is to present facts and figures about the organisation, duties and activities of the Government Offices for English-speaking readers. In addition to statistical material it contains a brief presentation of Government ministers in 2013 and a section on sources of information and contacts at the Government Offices. Facts and Figures 2013 - Swedish Government Offices Yearbook Office for Administrative Affairs, 08 July 2014
  • New economic forecast

    4 Jul 2014 | 2:27 am
    The Swedish economy is expected to continue its gradual recovery after the longest and deepest recession Sweden has experienced since the crisis of the 1930s. This is the picture presented by the Ministry of Finance's new economic forecast. The recovery has been sluggish because of the continued subdued state of the global economy. Little by little, growth will pick up in the years ahead. The public finances will strengthen as the economy returns to normal. Press release: Sluggish recovery gradually strengthening Ministry of Finance, 04 July 2014
  • UN resolution a Swedish success for internet freedom

    27 Jun 2014 | 8:08 am
    On 26 June, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on human rights on the internet. The resolution, entitled 'The promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the internet', was adopted unanimously. Article: UN resolution a Swedish success for internet freedom Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 27 June 2014
  • Government newsletter: Have a good summer!

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:47 am
    Many people will be travelling during their holidays this summer. Although some will travel abroad, there is also considerable interest in holidaying in Sweden, among Swedes as well as tourists from other countries. You can read more below about what the Government is doing to make your holiday easier - in Sweden and abroad. Government newsletter: Have a good summer! The Government, 24 June 2014
  • Government newsletter: Sweden a leader in environmental policy

    11 Jun 2014 | 7:22 am
    Sweden has been a pioneer in introducing financial policy instruments to improve the climate and the environment. This is stated by the OECD in its review of Swedish environmental policy in 2004-2012. Read more in the Government newsletter The Government, 11 June 2014
 
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    Sweden News

  • SEK 1.35 billion to new Development Cooperation Strategy for Uganda

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization / - The Government today adopted a new development cooperation strategy for Uganda for 2014-2018.
  • Saab Completes Acquisition of TKMS

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Defence and security company Saab's acquisition of the Swedish shipyard Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems has now been completed.
  • Spillage of fruit preserves caused traffic jam

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    Drivers in western Sweden were stuck in a jam after a van shed its load of preserves and juices which led to major traffic problems.
  • Patent Issued for Pacing Sequence Optimization

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:28 pm
    The patent's assignee for patent number 8781580 is St. Jude Medical AB . News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The conventional approach in cardiac resynchronization therapy involves pacing from an electrode provided close to the right ventricular apex, an electrode on a transvenous ... (more)
  • Not Much Better than Bush

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:13 pm
    President Barack Obama got it right when he declared: "There's no military solution inside of Iraq, certainly not one that is led by the United States."
 
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    NYT > Sweden

  • Hackers Find Way to Outwit Tough Security at Banking Sites

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    A new cyberattack allows criminals to bypass the security mechanisms at banks in Austria, Japan, Switzerland and Sweden.
  • Sweden: Order of Detention Is Upheld Against Assange

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A Swedish court upheld its detention order on the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, on Wednesday, reaffirming the legal basis for an international warrant that has kept him hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two years.
  • Ukrainian City Withdraws 2022 Bid

    30 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Ukrainian city of Lviv withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Games, becoming the third contender, after Stockholm and Krakow, Poland, to drop out of the race.
  • Santander to Buy G.E.'s Nordic Banking Business

    23 Jun 2014 | 2:07 am
    The deal to acquire GE Capital’s Scandinavian consumer finance business for about $952 million is part of the Spanish lender’s plan to grow in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
  • House Hunting in ... Sweden

    18 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Several factors push up prices in the Stockholm area, from low interest rates to a strong job market and limited housing stock.
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    The World According to Pia

  • the chestnut girl and the hamster on a scooter

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    I bought three things in Krakow I treasure a bit more than the rest of the bunch (teas and skincare). And they are 1) the Little My handbag of course. 2) This adorable handpainted on ceramics brooch, called Chestnut girl. I'm not a great user of brooches, I have a little collection but I rarely remember to wear them. But this one was truly delightful and with a little "acorn" (one of my
  • close encounter of the red velvet cupcake kind

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    One of these days I'm going to blog about my three favourite places to eat in Krakow, now is not the day. Instead I'm going to share the simple fact that I had my first red velvet cupcake in Krakow. And it was lovely. I'm not a fan of cupcakes, I do not appreciate the overly sweet frosting or topping, but I prefer a robust muffin with fruit/nuts. Thus I very rarely have cupcakes. But the
  • oh the waiting game

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    This week I was suppose to start a new rather exciting copywriting project - sadly not the one I was/am really passionate about, but very interesting just the same. And to be honest, as it is such a curious and serendipitious thing I do suspect that for reasons I can't tell, they're connected in some way. Because I don't believe that *coincidences* like this just happen, for no reason and
  • always serve with fresh fruit

    20 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    One (of many) things I loved about Krakow was that it seemed a somewhat common thing to be served fresh fruit and berries with your drinks, food and desserts. So from breakfast to evening drinks, you could always enjoy a handful of fresh summer fruit. I could get use to that. At least I can do it at home, the fresh juice du jour might need fruitful company. Lunch, dinner and tea too
  • welcome minxy and jeffers

    19 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    To be honest it's been about 1,5 years since bobs moved to the great Scandinavian settlement. A shocker, I know. Ungraspable really.About high time for new blood. Say 'hi' to the two fresh on the block ones, stripey Minxy and dotty Jeffers. Let the fun begin for new small sized woollies! And their adorable heinies.
 
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    Swedish Language Blog

  • Dogs and houses: Swedish gender and articles

    Steve
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Hej! In today’s episode of Swedish with Steve, I discuss the two Swedish genders (common and neuter) and their respective articles, both indefinite and indefinite. Click here to view the embedded video. In Swedish, there are two genders, or genus: common and neuter. The Swedes call these two genders utrum and neutrum, respectively. Many second-language students of Swedish, however, prefer to call them “-n-gender” and “-t-gender”, due to the standard declensions they take on. An example of a word of common gender or utrum is hund, which means “dog”.
  • One of the most important Swedish verbs: vara, “to be”

    Steve
    20 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Hey guys! There are important verbs in every language. One of them is almost always some sort of copula verb, as in the case of Swedish. Vara is a verb you simply cannot go without! In this video I explain how to express “to be” in Swedish. Click here to view the embedded video. The verb vara, “to be”, has many uses. For example, it can be used to give a subject an identity or a property. Rolf är lärare. – Rolf is a teacher. Äpplena är röda. – The apples are red. As you can see in the examples, the present tense of vara is är. While English has three…
  • 15 Swedish Nouns for the World Cup

    Marcus Cederström
    13 Jun 2014 | 9:44 am
    The World Cup started yesterday in Brazil. There have been protests in the year leading up to the start of the tournament and there are sure to be more. While there is plenty to be said about all that has gone on politically, this post is going to focus instead on the soccer being played. Or at least the Swedish nouns describing the soccer being played. The FIFA World Cup is known in Sweden as Världsmästerskapet i fotboll or Fotbolls-VM. That translates as the World Championship of Soccer/Football. The Swedish men’s team has never won the World Cup, although, the last time Sweden hosted…
  • Driving in Sweden

    Marcus Cederström
    23 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    If you end up moving to Sweden or even just visiting, you might realize you want the freedom of the open road. Or something like that. If you do decide to drive in Sweden, there are a few things you need to be aware of. Some of these things may differ from your country. September 3, 1967, the day that Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to driving on the right-hand side of the road.  In case you’re planning on doing some driving, here is a short (and absolutely not complete) list of things you should know: Since September 3, 1967, Sweden has been driving on…
  • How to Impress Your Swedish Friends: Abbreviate Your Clauses

    Marcus Cederström
    28 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    As you get more and more comfortable with Swedish, you’ll start to notice that some of those pesky bisatser, or subordinate clauses, are being shortened by Swedish speakers. In Swedish, it’s called a satsförkortning. In English, it just means that you’re abbreviating the clause. For example: Han såg att hon sjöng. He saw that she sang. Han såg henne sjunga. He saw her sing. That second sentence there has been abbreviated just a bit. Luckily, there are some very simple steps to follow to make this work for you. First, you need to be paying attention to the verb in the sentence. There…
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    Photos From Haninge

  • Ananya

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Who doesn't like shoes? I have to confess that the first thing I noticed when I spotted Ananya in Handen a while back was her high heels. And she had no trouble walking in them. She is a student who, if everything goes according to plan is a future dentist. Ananya moved to Sweden four years ago from Bangladesh. She lived in a city and the differences between the two countries are very big. She enjoys travelling and visited Germany recently, she has also been back to the old country once.
  • Digitalis

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    Or Fingerborgsblomma as we call it.
  • Anna Sali

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Anna Sali was waiting for a friend when I noticed her in Handen so she had time for a few portraits. She works as a youth worker. She enjoys Zumba dancing and travelling. A few places she likes include London, Miami and Gran Canaria.
  • Raspberries

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    Soon it's raspberry season. I have stopped twice at this bush in Västerhaninge in the last few days. A bit unripe, but good enough for a few macro photos
  • The Pilot

    19 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Met a SAS pilot a while back. Hasse Grafström. He was on a rather long bike ride. From his home in Uppsala to the port city of Nynäshamn. That is around 160 kilometres. He wasn't sure about the way when I saw him in Västerhaninge, so I guided him right. His wife "stole" the car, so he had to travel by bike! His goal was Gotland, and Tofta where they have a house. Hasse is toying with the idea to move there permanently when he retires next year. He took his commercial pilot license back in 1979. One of his hobbies includes travelling, not very surprisingly for a pilot perhaps.
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    Anne's Food

  • Quick vanilla ice cream

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:11 pm
    I was desperate to try my new Chef'n Sweet Spot Ice cream maker - I love it by the way - so I whipped up a quick vanilla ice cream base. None of that tempering-egg-yolks-leave-overnight-business! A custard base ice cream keeps a lot better, but since the Sweet Spot only makes a single serving, it doesn't really matter. I also like the slightly cooler mouthfeel an egg-free ice cream gives.I used two vanilla beans since I have a bunch to use up - but one will do. And yes, I know, the photo doesn't look very vanilla because apparently I didn't manage to get a photo of a plain bowl. This had…
  • Coco-cardamom balls

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    I'm not into raw food per se but I'm always on the lookout for yummy stuff... If it happens to be good for you, or at least not totally bad, that's a bonus. I'm at my hungriest in late afternoon, and I need to keep some sort of healthy snack at hand. I recently made these little balls from coconuts, almonds and dates, and they turned out to be delicious! Sort of like marzipan, sort of like cookie dough! And they come together in a few minutes, and keep for several days. They freeze well, too.Coco-cardamom balls100 ml almonds150 ml coconut flakes (unsweetened) 15 datesPinch vanilla…
  • News from Microplane

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:03 am
    Microplane has sent me some goodies - really awesome, sharp goodies. I've been using their graters for years, and while I love them and use them often, I was dismayed when two of mine decided to break at virtually the same time! Both had plastic framing and that's what broke - not too surprisingly after hard use, but still, disappointing. These ones, however, are part of the Gourmet series and there's no plastic, meaning there's really nothing that can break.I use the fine one for garlic, ginger, chocolate, and citrus zest, mostly. The large one is great for cheese, although I also have an…
  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:47 am
    How about some cookies? These are just right - perfectly crisp on the outside, but chewy and soft inside. And delicious. Just delicious.Oatmeal Raisin Cookies225 g butter, softened220 g brown sugar130 g white sugar2 eggs245 g flour175 g rolled oats1/2 tsp salt1 tsp baking soda1 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp cardamon200 g raisinsStart by beating the butter with both sugars until very fluffy and well combined. Add the eggs, and keep beating until smooth.In a separate bowl, mix flour, oats, salt, baking soda, raisins, cinnamon and cardamon. Add this to the cookie batter and mix until combined.Chill for at…
  • Lamb Meatballs & Creamy Risoni

    12 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    Yummy dinner idea, from Swedish dairy giant Arla's new summer cookbook. The original idea was to make oblong meatballs, fry them, and then thread on skewers and heat on the grill, but I'm certainly not heating up the grill just to re-heat a little meat. Seems wasteful to me. So, we did small meatballs instead and then placed them on skewers.Completely optional, of course. I thought it would entice our kids but.. well. Not so sure that worked. Dante ate five before we served the pasta, but after that, he wouldn't touch them. Titus had a tiny bite and declared that he didn't like them. Oh well.
 
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