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Pair held in brutal torture case

A 26-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were remanded in custody on Tuesday for cutting off the ear of a 44-year-old man in addition to subjecting him to other vicious forms of torture.

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Weak first quarter for Electrolux

Electrolux warned investors on Tuesday that first quarter income at the Swedish white goods manufacturer would be “very weak”.

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Sweden’s papers show sense of humour on April 1st

Carbonated tap water, a sell-off at liquor store monopoly Systembolaget, and and a massive zoo exhibit for earthworms are just a few of the April Fool’s Day highlights from today’s Swedish newspapers.

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Head-on collisions with the real language barrier

Columnist René Rice wonders why it is that Swedes feel the need to reply to him in English when all he wants is the learn the lingo and order a fiskburgare.

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Green Party policies fail to tackle emissions

Just because a party calls itself Green doesn't necessarily mean it has the most environmentally friendly policies, argues Nima Sanandaji of the Captus think tank.

Two die in violent bus crash on Sweden’s west coast

Two die in violent bus crash on Sweden’s west coast

Two people have died in a collision between a bus and a car on the island of Tjörn on Sweden's west coast.

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Seals block motorway traffic

A number of young seals are reported to have left the sea and wandered onto dry land in Västerbotten in northern Sweden.

Swedish and Danish postal services to merge

Swedish and Danish postal services to merge

Sweden and Denmark will merge their postal services to create a new company, along with a private investment fund, that will be able to meet new challenges in a changing market, a statement said on Tuesday.

Uefa wants to shut down Swedish burger joint

Uefa wants to shut down Swedish burger joint

The European football association, UEFA, is demanding that a Swedish fast food restaurant close down during the under-21 European football tournament.

Green-car subsidy to get fresh injection

Green-car subsidy to get fresh injection

The government is set to nearly double the 250 million kronor ($41.9 million) already set aside to support the purchase of environmentally friendly cars.

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Swedish foster care found lacking

Social services' system for placing young people in foster care falls short, shows a new nationwide study presented by Sweden’s county councils on Monday.