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Pound and dollar hit new krona lows

The international credit crisis has pushed the US dollar and the British pound to new lows against the Swedish krona. The pound was on Wednesday threatening to fall below the 12 kronor mark for the second time in a week, and the dollar was hovering just a fraction above a historically low level of 6 kronor.

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Tetra Pak to invest in East Africa factory

Swedish food packaging group Tetra Pak said on Wednesday it is investing 300 million Kenyan shillings ($4.67 million) to upgrade its East Africa plant.

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Stockholm night life: Thursday to Sunday

Check out this weekend’s club and concert tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

Sweden regulates pet ownership

Sweden regulates pet ownership

Sweden’s Board of Agriculture has issued an extensive set of new guidelines regulating how pet owners treat their dogs and cats.

Body of missing Irish tourist found

Body of missing Irish tourist found

Police in Stockholm have recovered the body of Irish tourist John Aherne.

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Man badly injured in bear attack

A man has been attacked by a bear in the woods outside Orsa in Dalarna in central Sweden.

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No headway in search for missing Irish tourist

Police and the Swedish Coast Guard are continuing to search for missing Irish tourist John Aherne.

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Boy convicted over group rape

A 15-year-old boy in Malmö has been sentenced to eight months in a youth detention centre after being found guilty of involvement in the rape of two girls in the city last October.

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87-year-old gives 100,000 kronor to fake granddaughter

An elderly couple near Borås in southwestern were swindled out of 100,000 kronor ($16,500) by a woman pretending to be their grandchild.

Dozens wrongly accused of drunk driving

Dozens wrongly accused of drunk driving

Around 100 Swedes may have been wrongly suspected--and possibly sentenced to prison--for drunk driving due to faulty breathalyzer test machines.

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Locker room brawl costs boy his testicle

A 14-year-old boy was forced to have his testicle surgically removed after being kicked by another student at Kungsberg school in the south-central Swedish town of Linköping.

Court rules in favour of man and his snakes

Court rules in favour of man and his snakes

An environmental court has overruled both the County Council and Gävle municipality in central Sweden, finding there is nothing wrong with a man keeping 47 snakes--20 of which are poisonous--in his apartment.