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Man in ‘oil tank’ killing gets six years

A 31-year old man from Teckomatorp in southern Sweden who killed his live-in girlfriend and hid her body in an oil tank has been sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter.

Viking women had sexy style

Viking women had sexy style

Women who lived in the major Viking settlement called Birka in the 9th and 10th centuries dressed in a much more provocative manner than previously believed.

Agency disbanded for not mending enough fences

Agency disbanded for not mending enough fences

Notice was given today that another of Sweden’s many state agencies will be shut down at year’s end following more than three decades of important service to the public.

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Sony Ericsson wows Barcelona IT-expo with new handset

Sony Ericsson has released its new Xperia X 1 mobile handset, which the company hopes will give Apple’s Iphone a run for its money.

Government backs off on sick benefits

Government backs off on sick benefits

Reacting to strong criticism, the government is now stepping back from plans to limit sick benefits.

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Undertaker appeals leaking corpse speeding fine

A funeral home in Gothenburg has appealed a speeding fine awarded to the driver of the company's hearse, claiming that he was distracted by the smell of fluids emanating from a corpse in the vehicle's trunk.

Lesbian compensated for prevented puppy purchase

Lesbian compensated for prevented puppy purchase

Lesbians cannot be prevented from purchasing puppies in Sweden, according to a Stockholm appeals court.

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Teacher accused of making beer run for 15-year olds

A Stockholm middle school teacher has been charged for purchasing alcohol for two of her female students.

Faking it at the Stockholm Furniture Fair

Faking it at the Stockholm Furniture Fair

The Stockholm Furniture Fair is not just about minimalist design and stylish curves, as Charlotte West found out at the weekend. Lemon chairs, metallic pink cow-shaped sofas and irreverent toilet paper holders lurked among the masses of sleek black couches.

More Swedes expect falling real estate prices

More Swedes expect falling real estate prices

A new study by the bank SEB shows that more and more Swedish households are expecting housing prices to fall.

Kallur sets new world record

Kallur sets new world record

Sweden's Susanna Kallur set a new indoor world record on Sunday at the Karlsruhe International athletics tournament in Germany.

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EU to adopt Nordic method of fighting web-based child porn

The Nordic method of blocking websites featuring child pornography may soon be adopted by the rest of Europe.

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Governments in Sweden shun privatization experts

A new survey shows that both centre-right and social democratic governments do a poor job at consulting experts when planning the sales of state-owned companies.