Parents to face jail for child marriages

Parents to face jail for child marriages

Parents who allow children under the age of 16 to get married in another country could face up to two years in jail.

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Reindeer herder’s lasso toss saves ice fishing Swede

When the ice started crumbling beneath him, Mikael Vikström thought his ice fishing days were over until a quick-thinking reindeer herder happened to pass by.

Svenska Spel CEO cashes in his chips

Svenska Spel CEO cashes in his chips

Svenska Spel CEO Jesper Kärrbrink has decided to step down following consultations with the company’s board.

Ballet of violence hits Sweden

Ballet of violence hits Sweden

Mixed Martial Arts, ‘the fastest growing sport in the world’, has hit Sweden with a bang. Jonathan Rothwell takes a ringside seat and talks to TV star Musse Hasselvall about the development of the sport in Scandinavia.

Swedes support tough measures against smoking

Swedes support tough measures against smoking

Every other Swede wants to prohibit the sale of tobacco products in grocery stores, according to a new study from the Swedish Cancer Society (Cancerfonden).

Patients feel effects of nurses strike

Patients feel effects of nurses strike

Health services in several parts of Sweden began redirecting ambulance traffic so that emergency rooms participating in the healthcare workers strike can close as planned at noon on Monday.

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Metro cuts losses in first quarter

Metro International, publisher of free newspapers, said on Monday it had narrowed its first quarter net loss to €6.38 million ($10.1 million) from €10.75 million in the same period

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No fear for Eriksson ahead of Thaksin meeting

Manchester City manager Sven-Göran Eriksson is confident he will emerge from an upcoming meeting with the club's owner, Thaksin Shinawatra, with the backing needed to continue in his post.

Saddle sore in Sweden: Trying to beat the no booze blues

Saddle sore in Sweden: Trying to beat the no booze blues

In his book Cycling Back to Happiness, English journalist Bernie Friend covers 6,000 kilometres of northern Europe on a bicycle in a bid to overcome his paranoia. After a gruelling day in the saddle he looks forward to a beer at the Swedish Tourist Association (STF) hostel in Åsa in western Sweden. But the proprietor has other ideas. Part two of three.

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Police operator fails to report murder call

A civilian working as an emergency operator at the police’s central communication center for Stockholm county (LKC) chose not to send out a police patrol immediately after a woman called in to say three shots had been fired in her neighbour’s yard.

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Suspected pipe bomb detonated in Norrköping

A police bomb squad has detonated a suspected pipe bomb discovered in central Norrköping.