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Nineteen-year-old charged over manure pit murder

A young man has been charged with the murder of 19-year-old Mikael Andersson, whose body was fished out of a manure pit near Skara in western Sweden in May.

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Fuel cost down by 20 öre

Sweden’s leading fuel retailers are cutting the price of petrol and diesel in response to a fall in the oil price.

The third chair was for the spy

The third chair was for the spy

A new Swedish snoop law has sparked the wildest political debate in many years, mass demonstrations in several cities and court challenges.

The hidden lives of Sweden’s undocumented migrants

The hidden lives of Sweden’s undocumented migrants

Sweden has taken in thousands of asylum seekers in recent year. But not all have had their applications accepted. Faisal Enayat Khan describes his encounters with just a handful of Sweden's estimated 15,000 undocumented migrants.

Bus driver lock-out in northern Sweden

Bus driver lock-out in northern Sweden

Veolia Transport has said it will lock out 67 bus drivers and conductors to coincide with the start of a bus strike in northern Sweden at midnight on Wednesday, Dagens Nyheter reports.

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Child killer should not go to jail – lawyer

A recommendation that child murderer Anders Eklund should serve a jail sentence should be overturned, his lawyer has said. The killer should instead be placed in a secure psychiatric hospital, defence attorney Leif Silbersky has argued.

Woman dies in Uppsala plane crash

Woman dies in Uppsala plane crash

One person has died after a small aircraft crashed over an airfield near Uppsala in eastern Sweden at lunch time on Wednesday.

More sex please, we’re 70

More sex please, we’re 70

Men and women in their early seventies are having sex more often and enjoying it more than their counterparts three and four decades ago, according to a Swedish study published on Wednesday.

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Mentally ill offenders ‘will not be punished’

Courts in Sweden will in future not have the option to sentence criminals to serve time in secure psychiatric units, ministers have said.

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Pensioners concerned by rising food prices

Sweden's pensioners have noticed a marked increase in the price of food over the last year, a new study has shown.

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Record-chasing snowmobile driver in Finnish flop

Joel Rehnberg's attempt to become the first person to cross the Gulf of Bothnia on a snowmobile came to a grinding halt in the early hours of Wednesday morning.