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Woman indicted in Santa Claus stabbing case

A 19-year-old woman from Ulricehamn in western Sweden has been indicted on a charge of attempted manslaughter after stabbing her boyfriend in the head, Borås Tidning reports.

Making history: the Gulag, the Holocaust, and Sweden

Making history: the Gulag, the Holocaust, and Sweden

Who suffered more, victims of Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot, or victims of Hitler, Eichmann, and Himmler? And what role does the Swedish state have in answering the question? David Landes looks at what Sweden’s papers have to say about the issue.

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Swedish nurses strike looms

The Swedish Association of Health Professionals (Vårdförbundet) announced industrial action at 4.00pm on Friday afternoon affecting 3,500 members employed by both municipalities and county councils.

Council staff lodge cream cake complaint

Council staff lodge cream cake complaint

They ordered cream cakes and they got cream cakes. But there was way too much cream, thought the workers in Essunga council’s Nossebro offices.

Swedish women cash in on gold find

Swedish women cash in on gold find

Two Swedish women are set for a golden future after a Canadian company agreed to pay 21 million kronor ($3.5 million) for their mining concession.

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Government sacks employment agency head

The head of Sweden’s Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) was surprised to learn on Thursday that he was being replaced.

Viking treasure found near Arlanda

Viking treasure found near Arlanda

A unique silver treasure has been uncovered near Sweden’s Arlanda airport.

Prominent Social Democrat named head of Svenska Spel

Prominent Social Democrat named head of Svenska Spel

Margareta Winberg, a former Social Democratic Deputy Prime Minister, has been named the new chair of Svenksa Spel, Sweden’s state-owned gaming operation.

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Oldest man in Sweden dies

Sweden's oldest man, Bengt Helldal, has died at the age of 108, Hallands Nyheter reports.

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Major newspapers to lose press subsidies

Two major Swedish newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet and Skånska Dagbladet, are to lose almost all of the subsidies they currently receive from the state.

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Moving bag reveals stolen Chihuahua

A 24-year-old woman has been reported for theft after slipping a Chihuahua into her handbag outside a shopping centre in Växjö in southern Sweden on Thursday evening.