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  • Swedish city apartment buyers in 'trouble' zone

    The Local
    28 May 2015 | 3:34 pm
    One of Sweden's biggest banks has warned that too many households in Gothenburg and Stockholm are spending more than 30 percent of their disposable income on monthly mortgage payments, putting them in danger of potential financial problems in future.
  • Swedish krona advanced against the Euro despite bad unemployment data

    News
    21 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    Unemployment rate increased more-than-expected in April.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee's remarks on Bofors not relevant to Sweden visit ... - Economic Times

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    28 May 2015 | 5:57 am
    FirstpostPresident Pranab Mukherjee's remarks on Bofors not relevant to Sweden visit Economic TimesAllegations that kickbacks were paid in the procurement of 155mm howitzer field Bofors guns from Sweden had plagued the Rajiv Gandhi government in the late 1980s and had become a big election issue in 1989 in which the former Prime Minister had to ...President Pranab's remarks on Bofors not relevant to Sweden visit: MEAFirstpostPresident's remarks on Bofors not relevant to Sweden visit: MEAZee NewsPresident Mukherjee to visit Sweden, BelarusBusiness StandardThe Indian…
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Sweden, Belarus from May 31 - Zee News

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    28 May 2015 | 7:33 am
    President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Sweden, Belarus from May 31Zee News"We are keenly looking forward to the first-ever president of India visit to Sweden and Belarus," Sarna said. With reporters persisting with their queries concerning the interview to Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, Sarna said it was not relevant to the and more »
  • Mats ...strand has been appointed Vice President Food & Beverage at Scandic in Stockholm, Sweden

    Sweden News
    28 May 2015 | 3:57 am
    Scandic, which today is already an industry leader in hotel breakfasts and other areas, is now intensifying the Group's focus on food and beverages by recruiting Mats Astrand as new Vice President Food & Beverage. Food and beverage is an increasingly important part of a hotel guest's total customer experience and it is expected to continue to contribute positive revenue growth within Scandic.
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  • Swedish city apartment buyers in 'trouble' zone

    28 May 2015 | 3:34 pm
    One of Sweden's biggest banks has warned that too many households in Gothenburg and Stockholm are spending more than 30 percent of their disposable income on monthly mortgage payments, putting them in danger of potential financial problems in future.
  • 'I was ashamed of not being fully Swedish'

    28 May 2015 | 3:22 pm
    What’s it like growing up in Sweden when you don’t look like anybody else? Swedish-Eritrean singer and social activist Sa’ra Charismata tells The Local about immigration, peace, and why it’s okay to be scared of other cultures.
  • US rapper Wyclef Jean: 'I want to move to Sweden'

    28 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    A small Swedish town two hours north of Stockholm could get an unexpected celebrity resident. Rap star Wyclef Jean fell in love with Sandviken after a gig there two years ago and has now told a Swedish tabloid that he is planning a move to the town in the next couple of years.
  • Swedes want 'equal' World Cup (for women)

    28 May 2015 | 10:44 am
    UPDATED: Swedish TV channel TV4 plans to describe the upcoming global women's football contest in Canada as the 'World Cup', as part of efforts to promote equality in the sport, but Fifa has said it will be in breach of contract unless it uses its full title the 'Fifa Women's World Cup'.
  • Virus poisons thousands of Swedish computers

    28 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    Thousands of Swedish computers have been hit by a destructive computer virus that gains access to all files and makes it possible for the invader to empty a user's bank account in seconds.
 
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  • President Pranab Mukherjee's remarks on Bofors not relevant to Sweden visit ... - Economic Times

    28 May 2015 | 5:57 am
    FirstpostPresident Pranab Mukherjee's remarks on Bofors not relevant to Sweden visit Economic TimesAllegations that kickbacks were paid in the procurement of 155mm howitzer field Bofors guns from Sweden had plagued the Rajiv Gandhi government in the late 1980s and had become a big election issue in 1989 in which the former Prime Minister had to ...President Pranab's remarks on Bofors not relevant to Sweden visit: MEAFirstpostPresident's remarks on Bofors not relevant to Sweden visit: MEAZee NewsPresident Mukherjee to visit Sweden, BelarusBusiness StandardThe Indian…
  • Sweden, UK come out tops among 32 countries in road safety - The Straits Times

    28 May 2015 | 4:52 am
    The Straits TimesSweden, UK come out tops among 32 countries in road safetyThe Straits TimesA traffic marshal guiding pupils from Hong Wen School across a zebra crossing. Sweden and the UK topped a survey of 32 countries in terms of road safety, and while Singapore was not included in the survey, data shows that it would have ranked close to Australia's road toll reduction since 2000 compared with 31 other countriesCarAdviceall 10 news articles »
  • US rapper Wyclef Jean: 'I want to move to Sweden' - The Local.se

    28 May 2015 | 3:40 am
    The Local.seUS rapper Wyclef Jean: 'I want to move to Sweden'The Local.seUS-Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean is in Sweden to perform at one of Gothenburg's most iconic theme parks, Liseberg. But ahead of Thursday's gig, the world famous artist let slip that it is not the last the Nordic country will see of him. The 45-year-old
  • Five unmissable events in Sweden this week - The Local.se

    27 May 2015 | 11:46 pm
    The Local.seFive unmissable events in Sweden this weekThe Local.seEurovision hero Måns Zelmerlöw is performing at Stockholm's most iconic theme park this weekend, while one of Europe's hottest music and tech festivals is making its way to northern Sweden and Malmö is showcasting some of the most talented names on ...and more »
  • Sweden drops in leading global business rankings - The Local.se

    27 May 2015 | 11:02 pm
    The Local.seSweden drops in leading global business rankingsThe Local.seCanada (fifth), Norway (seventh), Denmark (eighth), Sweden (ninth) and Germany (tenth) remain in the top-10, while Luxembourg moves to sixth from 11th place in 2014. The rankings of 61 countries are based on statistical indicators, as well as a survey Norway jumps Sweden in 'global competitiveness'The Local.noall 107 news articles »
 
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  • President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Sweden, Belarus from May 31 - Zee News

    28 May 2015 | 7:33 am
    President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Sweden, Belarus from May 31Zee News"We are keenly looking forward to the first-ever president of India visit to Sweden and Belarus," Sarna said. With reporters persisting with their queries concerning the interview to Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, Sarna said it was not relevant to the and more »
  • President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Sweden, confirms MEA - Zee News

    28 May 2015 | 3:36 am
    Focus NewsPresident Pranab Mukherjee will visit Sweden, confirms MEAZee NewsMEA's clarification comes a day after an Indian envoy to Sweden warned Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter to edit references to the Bofors controversy made by the President in an interview failing which the presidential visit to Oslo was "at risk of being ...President's Remarks On Bofors Not Relevant To Sweden Visit: MEAFocus NewsPranab on 3-day visit to Sweden from May 31, a first by Indian PrezDay & Night NewsMukherjee travelling to Sweden amid row over Bofors remarksBig News Network.comDaily News &…
  • Norway, Finland, Sweden, Belarus to outline areas of cooperation in nuclear safety - Belarus News (BelTA)

    28 May 2015 | 12:27 am
    Norway, Finland, Sweden, Belarus to outline areas of cooperation in nuclear safetyBelarus News (BelTA)The heads of the radiation and nuclear safety authorities of the countries members of the Nordic Council (Norway, Sweden and Finland) are in Belarus on a visit from 27 to 29 May for meetings with experts in the relevant fields, BelTA learned from the ...and more »
  • Young crocodiles born in Sweden to be released in parents' former swampy ... - Fox News

    27 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Fox NewsYoung crocodiles born in Sweden to be released in parents' former swampy Fox NewsA young Cuban crocodile opens its jaws in a quarantined enclosure at the National Zoo in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Ten young female crocodiles were donated to Cuba by the Skansen Zoo in Stockholm where they were born and will be ...Crocodiles born in Sweden to be released in Cuban swampYahoo Newsall 29 news articles »
  • Viet Nam, Sweden join hands in health sector - Viet Nam News

    27 May 2015 | 9:34 am
    Viet Nam, Sweden join hands in health sectorViet Nam NewsCamilla Mellander, Sweden's Ambassador to Viet Nam, said her country has contributed to Viet Nam's healthcare system by assisting in building the National Paediatrics Hospital in Ha Noi and the Viet Nam-Sweden Hospital in northern province Quang Ninh.and more »
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  • Mats ...strand has been appointed Vice President Food & Beverage at Scandic in Stockholm, Sweden

    28 May 2015 | 3:57 am
    Scandic, which today is already an industry leader in hotel breakfasts and other areas, is now intensifying the Group's focus on food and beverages by recruiting Mats Astrand as new Vice President Food & Beverage. Food and beverage is an increasingly important part of a hotel guest's total customer experience and it is expected to continue to contribute positive revenue growth within Scandic.
  • Gumball 3000, with Tony Hawk, Diplo, Skrillex, arrives in L.V. on Friday

    27 May 2015 | 7:52 pm
    It's a large feat: More than $200 million in precious cars are being airlifted on an 11-hour flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Reno for the final drive of the Gumball 3000 rally into Las Vegas. The drivers, including celebrities, lifted off at midday today from Europe and by 4 p.m. local time were under the Reno Arch.
  • Recharge Wrap-up: video touts Volvo electric buses, Nissan and BMW build EV chargers in S. Africa

    27 May 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Volvo is touting the advantages of electric buses in a new video. The short film, called Route 55 , promotes the ElectriCity Project for public transport, and, more specifically, the new electric bus route in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Tankers Switch to Digital Navigation

    27 May 2015 | 11:27 am
    In July 2015 international regulation requires all tankers to be compliant with IMO rules for the use of ECDIS and ENCs. As many shipping companies start planning that changeover Global Navigation Solutions has today published a white paper, The Ultimate Guide to Going Digital , a seven-step plan to help managers plan everything from new ways to buy charts, manage inventories, update charts, demonstrate compliance, passage plan, as well as dealing with the increased administration.
  • The Latest on IS: Militant video shows Syrian ruins intact

    27 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of defense contractor KBR Inc. in a whistleblower lawsuit over claims that the company overbilled the government for work in Iraq. Further investigation and toxicology tests are needed in the case of a Maryland child who was found dead in a park swing as his mother pushed him, authorities said.
 
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    The World According to Pia

  • interstellar the movie

    27 May 2015 | 2:37 pm
    It was a long long time since this happen. This in this case being blown away by a movie. Especially a movie which isn't your typical action filled sci-fi movie (not that it lacks action, just but not the usual action oe has seen a gazillion boring times) but something incredibly moving, thoughtprovoking and plausable. But I've been just that today, blown away. By "Interstellar", which I had
  • the disobliging swede

    26 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    I've always known - based on mainly first hand experience but also talking with friends - though perhaps not put it into words because it's such a sad and unfortunate feature, the fact that Swedes in general are quite the selfish, self righteous and not least the disobliging sort. In the age of social media they are always eager to see, be seen, share, like, retweet and do favours for the (for
  • the sun apple

    25 May 2015 | 2:45 pm
    The solar bird lights and the sun lamp has now been joined by the solar apple. And with only a few hours of cloud and rain it lit up this beautifully already. I think it's lovely. In awaiting the time and money to install a proper solar panel on my roof this kind of solar power will have to do. And it lights up my life in other ways, in a way that a solar panel will never do. Just like
  • the face

    24 May 2015 | 2:48 pm
    this face.  the tiny tongue. so much fluffy love.
  • the hedgehog cushion

    23 May 2015 | 2:06 pm
    all set for hedgehog season 2015. hopefully this year's hedgehogs are up for learning to play the keyboard, as instructed by this snazzy cushion. mixed emotions about keyboard playing hedgehogs from the felines me thinks. although the prospect of skateboarding bulldogs would have been even worse i suspect... the cushions you didn't know you needed from ikea, of all places.
 
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    A Swedish American in Sweden

  • Swedish Holidays – Kristi himmelsfärdsdag (Feast of the Ascension)

    Hairy Swede
    17 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Wednesday was a half-day. Thursday was a holiday. Friday was a squeeze day. And then the weekend came. Again. For those of you scoring at home, that’s the third week of holidays in Sweden since April 1. What is the occasion, you might ask. What could keep the Swedes from working a full week? Christ. Christ can keep Swedes from working a full week.There he is, Mr. Jesus Christ. There he is, your ideal. The dream of nine million Swedes who are more than secular can come true in Stockholm city. For he may turn out to be the King of humanity.Picture from Nordiska museet via DigitaltMuseum.se…
  • Bad Moon Rising

    Hairy Swede
    13 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    Back when the nights were long and the temperature was still in the single digits, I went to dinner with a good friend and met her husband for the first time. He’s a nice guy, a creative guy, a writer and an artist and a cook. And, as it so often does, Sweden came up. The weird things about Sweden at least. We talked about all of those little things that Swedes do that make them so very Swedish. Like the silence on the subways. Like the shoes off in the home. Like the well-fitting clothes. Of course, those clothes that fit so well can sometimes fit a little bit too well. Especially when…
  • Fika Times Four

    Hairy Swede
    11 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    Fika. I have written that word more times than I care to admit. And beaten several dead horses with it. But it’s a thing here. Not always, but it’s definitely a thing. And that thing became painfully obvious last week for me while attending a conference/workshop in northern Sweden. I was literally in pain.Here’s why:Tuesday, May 513.00–13.30: Lunch13.30–15.00: Introduction15.00–15.30: Fika15.30–17.00: Seminar 117.30: DinnerWednesday, May 64.00–9.00: Breakfast9.00–10.30: Seminar 210.30–11.00: Fika11.00–12.30: Seminar 312.30–13.30: Lunch13.30–15.00: Seminar…
  • Sweden’s Finest – Policing the Police

    Hairy Swede
    7 May 2015 | 11:45 am
    On April 22, 2015, four Swedish police officers vacationing in New York City broke up a fight on a subway. They were lauded for their humane treatment of the men who were fighting. They asked how they were doing, were they ok. American media took this and ran with it. In the aftermath of death (murder) after death (murder) after death (murder) at the hands of American police officers, people are starting, just starting, to take note. There were cute comments suggesting that maybe the Swedish police should be training American police officers. Because they were so humane. So nice.Maybe. You…
  • Swedish Holidays – Valborg (Walpurgis Night)

    Hairy Swede
    4 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    I would totally bottle the smell of campfire and use it as cologne. Unfortunately, I’m not a chemist. Or Kramer. Luckily this weekend was Valborgsmässoafton here in Sweden, which means that there were bonfires lit throughout the country. It also means that I don’t need to bottle the smell. For now. Instead, I just haven’t washed my clothes in four days. Being an adult is the best.You can almost smell it, can't you? Breathe deep. Smells nice.Valborgsmässoafton, or more commonly Valborg, is another one of those Swedish eve traditions. Remember Christmas Eve? Easter Eve? Midsummer Eve?
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    Swedish Language Blog

  • Eurovision Sweden – 2016!

    Marcus Cederström
    25 May 2015 | 10:04 am
    Eurovision is, quite possibly, the greatest musical event in the entire world. That’s actually a scientific truth and cannot be disputed. Unfortunately, only 200 million people around the world tuned in. That means there are still a whole lot of folks who missed the show. But don’t worry. Plenty of Swedes watched. Like 3.4 million people. That’s about a third of the entire country. Eurovision is a big deal. And even though not a single word of Swedish was sung this year, it’s still a cultural aspect of Sweden that plenty of people take part in. Luckily for those 3.4 million Swedes, on…
  • Six Phrases for the Swedish Café

    Marcus Cederström
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Last week we learned how to navigate our way through the ordering process at a café in Sweden. Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to practice. If not, take a look back at Ordering at a Café in Swedish. If you’ve already got that down, let’s take a look at a few extra phrases that will help you navigate not just the ordering process, but also the café experience. Even though you learned how to ask for sojamjölk last week, maybe you forgot to ask for soymilk. Or maybe you just really dislike soymilk. Luckily, Sweden has a lot of non-dairy options. If you just want the classic lactose-free…
  • Ordering at a Café in Swedish

    Marcus Cederström
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:18 am
    Anyone who has ever worked to learn another language knows the situation. You’re in a new country, let’s say, hypothetically, Sweden. You’re ready to partake in the Swedish fika tradition. You’re excited to test out your Swedish. But before heading in to the café, you want to make sure you’ve got it all right. So you stand outside for a couple of minutes. You decide what you want. One coffee. Maybe a cinnamon bun. You go over in your head how to say those words in Swedish. Coffee=kaffe. Cinnamon bun=kanelbulle. Check. You’re ready. Ish. You head inside. Talk to the barista. Ask…
  • How to Do a Whole Poodle in Swedish

    Marcus Cederström
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    This proud poodle refuses to apologize. By B. Schoener (Flying Spark at de.wikipedia) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons That title doesn’t make much sense, does it? That’s what happens sometimes with literal translations. But in Sweden, you’ll sometimes see headlines about someone who has gjort en hel pudel. In fact, just recently, after Sweden apologized (or didn’t apologize) to Saudi Arabia after the country chose not to renew an arms deal with the Saudis, Dagens Nyheter asked that very question: Har Sverige gjort en pudel? As I’m sure you’ve realized, att göra…
  • 30 Swedish Hockey Words You Need to Know

    Marcus Cederström
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:53 am
    On March 28 hundreds of the best hockey players in the world will be in Malmö, Sweden. Malmö is host to the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. For one week, eight teams from Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States of America will be competing for the World Championship. With the tournament coming up, you might want to brush up on your hockey vocabulary. Below is a list of Swedish hockey nouns that will help you as you discuss the World Championships with your friends. You’ll probably notice that a lot of the words in Swedish are…
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    Photos From Haninge

  • That Old Tree

    27 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Green again.
  • A smooth pan

    26 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    One or two warm days lately, almost Summer-like. And whenever that happens I tend to shoot photos like these. Cyclist working hard on a uphill climb at Hanveden. His bike club is Försvarets SK which means that he is in the armed forces. Second photo shows summer driving in a 1966 Pontiac Bonneville in Handen. And the last snap is how some of my panning photos turns out sometimes. No one ever said that it should be easy...
  • Summer Is Nearly Here

    25 May 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Nylända gård in Österhaninge. Next to a popular golf course. A short bike ride from Årsta castle where we can enjoy lunch. An equally short ride to the ferry port if you want to hit the archipelago. Just around the corner from the ferry port is the beach in case you want to cool down in the sea or work on your tan. And if you need a place to stay there's a few cottages at Stadsberga (also just a few hundred meters away).
  • Don't you forget about me

    24 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Forget-me-not. Förgätmigej in Swedish. They really are hard to forget these tiny colorful flowers.
  • Ye Old Farm Building

    24 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    We are done with Autumn. Winter, and now Spring when it comes to this scene. Only the three Summer months left with Ye old farm building at the Välsta horse farm.
 
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    Anne's Food

  • Gelato

    28 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    It's a really warm day today - feels like summer! Perfect time to have a big scoop of gelato for lunch! As always, my very favorite place to go for ice cream in Stockholm is Stikki Nikki. She - Nikki herself - makes the gelato daily, from premium organic ingredients, and the quality is just super. I might ask for a quick behind-the-scenes-tour one day - would that be something you'd want to read? The flavors vary daily by the way. Today I went for Tin Roof and Walnut. Yum!© Anne's Food, all rights reserved.
  • And the winner is...

    18 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    Congratulations to Anna Selander, who's the lucky winner of the Philips pasta maker! (I used random.org to pick a number.)© Anne's Food, all rights reserved.
  • Philips Pastamaker - giveaway!

    9 May 2015 | 12:37 am
    At the end of this post - there's a giveaway, so read on!Philips have recently put out a pasta maker as part of their koncept ”restaurant at home”, meaning you can produce restaurant quality food in the home. This is an extrusion-style pasta maker, and I was really excited to try it since I’d never tried one before. Normal pasta machines – the kinds with a crank – still require you do make a dough, and then spend a lot of time running the dough to the proper thickness, then cutting it. It’s fun but takes a long time, and I find that the pasta often gets pretty sticky and messy.
  • Pineapple Coconut Cake

    5 May 2015 | 2:16 am
    Here's a simple and fun cake that I made for one of Dante's birthday parties. It's fairly basic - vanilla, pineapple and a little coconut on top. It's really easy to make, and you could either make a full cake or cupcakes.Pineapple Coconut Cake 5-6 pineapple slices - from a can, and save the juice because you need it3 eggs200 g sugar1 tsp cardamom1 tsp vanilla extract2 tsp baking powder100 g butter, melted270 g all-purpose flour100 ml buttermilk (Swedish filmjölk works great)100 ml pineapple juice (from the tin)Glaze:1 tbsp vanilla sugar400 ml confectioner's sugar40 g melted butter4-5…
  • Peanut Butter Cookies with Bacon and Dark Chocolate

    3 May 2015 | 2:05 am
    I could barely believe what I was reading as I encountered this recipe over at Joy the Baker. A peanut butter cookie with chocolate isn't all that unique, but with the addition of bacon? Clever! Unique! And fun. And also, very very tasty. My guests were baffled - they couldn't guess the ingredients, but loved the cookies. These are very soft and crumbly, so be careful - make sure they cool completely on the baking sheets or they will mostly likely fall apart. As a bonus, these are free from gluten and dairy. Not dietary concerns for me, but for many others.Peanut Butter Cookies with…
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