Liseberg funfair accident caused by broken drive shaft

Liseberg funfair accident caused by broken drive shaft

The accident at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg last week was caused by a broken drive shaft, investigators have announced.

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Kenyan activists urge Lundin to delay drilling

Kenyan activists on Monday called for Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum to hold off its plans to search for oil and natural gas in the north-west Lake Turkana basin due to health concerns.

Swedish fashion taking the world by storm

Swedish fashion taking the world by storm

Richie Rankin reveals why hot labels and cutting-edge design have helped Stockholm become the new Milan in global fashion.

Borås loses out in Uefa burger battle

Borås loses out in Uefa burger battle

Swedish fast food restaurant chain Max has decided to follow the will of the people and refuse to close during the U21 European Championships 2009. Uefa will now move the matches from Borås to another venue.

Coffee machine milk ‘like washing powder’

Coffee machine milk ‘like washing powder’

The milk used in many of Sweden's coffee vending-machine's constitutes false marketing and could be used to wash your clothes, a consumer association claims.

Daylight robbery in central Stockholm

Daylight robbery in central Stockholm

A security transport was robbed in central Stockholm around midday on Monday. The perpetrators made off in a foreign-registered BMW.

Pernilla Hellgren ‘was not supposed to die’

Pernilla Hellgren ‘was not supposed to die’

Murder suspect Anders Eklund admitted in court today that he raped 31-year-old Pernilla Hellgren in Falun in 2000 before killing her. Eklund has previously admitted to killing both Pernilla Hellgren and 10-year-old Engla Juncosa Höglund.

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Journalist union accuses EU over press subsidy secrecy

The Swedish union of journalists has accused the EU Commission of colluding with media firm Bonniers against the system of press subsidies. Margot Wallström is also criticized for proposals that would further classify the EU Commission's routines.

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Tough US newspaper market makes for big losses at Metro

Metro International, publisher of free newspapers, announced on Monday a net loss of €1.95 million ($3.1 million) in the second quarter due to difficult market conditions, notably in the United States.

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Swedish study explores passive smoking and children

The effects on children of passive smoking varies depending on when the exposure occurs, according to a new study from the Karolinska Institutet.

Bust nets ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ accomplice

Bust nets ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ accomplice

Swedish police reported on Sunday that Clark Olofsson, one of Sweden’s most notorious career criminals, was among six suspects arrested in a massive narcotics raid over the weekend.

Deranged man tried to enter Sahlin’s home

Deranged man tried to enter Sahlin’s home

A man carrying a bag with a hammer and a knife was detained by police as he tried to enter the yard of Social Democratic Party leader Mona Sahlin on Sunday.