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Fast facts: big robberies in Sweden

Sweden has been the scene of a number of spectacular robberies in recent years. Cash transport vehicles have been particular targets.

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Men arrested over spectacular Gothenburg robbery

Three men have been arrested after a spectacular robbery of Gothenburg's main postal depot, which left much of Sweden's second city sealed off on Tuesday morning.

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Stockholm rides financial rollercoaster

The Stockholm stock exchange finished on an upswing after a day filled with stomach-churning peaks and troughs.

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University conducts research into burping bovines

An agricultural university in Sweden has been awarded 3.8 million kronor ($560,000) to conduct research into the environmental impact of cows' belches.

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Swedish casino gambles on weddings

In a country with one of the highest divorce rates in the world, marriage is always going to be something of a gamble.

Two arrested in pre-school terror probe

Two arrested in pre-school terror probe

Police arrested two people on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding Stockholm taxpayers of millions of kronor, on the pretext that the money was to be used to finance preschools. The money was allegedly transferred to accounts in Africa and the Middle East, in a case that is reported to have links to a terror financing probe.

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Four indicted after major weapons seizure

Four people have been indicted in Malmö on gun-running charges following the seizure last autumn of a major consignment of weapons.

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Swedes get more liberal about sex

Swedes might have long rejected foreigners' assumptions that they have a free-and-easy attitude to sex, but a new survey shows that the country has loosened up considerably in matters of the flesh.

Roy Andersson sweeps top Swedish movie awards

Roy Andersson sweeps top Swedish movie awards

Acclaimed movie director Roy Andersson swept the boards on Monday night as the stars of the Swedish film industry gathered at Cirkus in Stockholm for the annual Guldbagge ('Golden Beetle') award ceremony.

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Major fall expected in Stockholm

Stock market analysts were expecting major falls in Stockholm on Tuesday following a huge falls overnight on Asian markets.

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Mobile chatting ’causes insomnia’

Chatting on a mobile phone before bedtime makes for more restless nights, a Swedish researcher who headed up a study on the subject cautioned on Monday.