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ICA merchants could face multi-million kronor fines

Public prosecutors in Sweden are calling for ICA supermarket owners to be slapped with heavy fines following a food hygiene scandal late year.

Death notices get cute’n’quirky in Sweden

Death notices get cute’n’quirky in Sweden

Some depict a boat sailing off into the sunset, others a curled up cat, or why not a favourite team logo? Almost anything goes for death notices in Swedish newspapers, where personalized drawings are a growing trend.

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Saab’s profits rise

Saab AB said its full year pretax profit rose 45 percent from a year earlier to 2.45 billion kronor ($384 million), boosted by capital gains and stronger sales.

No Valentine’s roses for Stockholm school children

No Valentine’s roses for Stockholm school children

A Swedish primary and middle school said Thursday it had decided to no longer sell roses to students on Valentine's Day to protect the feelings of sweetheart-less students.

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Swede held for ‘al-Qaeda ties’

A 23-year old Swedish citizen is in custody in France for suspected ties to a group linked with al-Qaeda.

Children banned from wearing multi-coloured clothes

Children banned from wearing multi-coloured clothes

A pre-school in the northern Swedish town of Koskullskulle has banned children from wearing clothes with stripes or polka-dots.

Campogiani’s grave desecrated

Campogiani’s grave desecrated

Police in Stockholm have launched an investigation into the desecration of the grave of 16-year-old Riccardo Campogiani, who was beaten to death after a party in central Stockholm in October last year.

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Police get a grip on serial masturbator

Police near the southern Swedish town of Sävsjö answered to a rather unusual call on Wednesday night.

More young Swedes depend on welfare

More young Swedes depend on welfare

More young Swedes than ever before are never making it into the job market, instead finding them stuck in welfare dependency.

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No debt too small for Swedish state collections agency

A woman from the central Swedish town of Karlstad was surprised recently upon receiving a notice from the Swedish state collections agency.

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Palme Prize to Iranian feminist Ardalan

Iranian feminist and journalist Parvin Ardalan on Wednesday won the 2007 Olof Palme Prize for her women's rights campaign in Iran.