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Retail sales robust despite rising food and petrol prices

Higher interest rates and rising prices for food and fuel put pressure on Sweden’s building materials and electronics sales in June, but the overall retail sales picture remains strong, according to new statistics.

Swedish ‘no-flush’ toilets help fight Mongolian drought

Swedish ‘no-flush’ toilets help fight Mongolian drought

Swedish dry toilets have been deployed in inner Mongolia - a booming region of China suffering a chronic shortage of water resources. It took some time to win over the locals however, Svenska Dagbladet reports.

Ryanair woes threaten Swedish airports

Ryanair woes threaten Swedish airports

Irish airline Ryanair's 85 percent year-on-year drop in profits reported on Monday could affect Swedish airports, according to Dagens Industri. Stockholm Skavsta Airport relies on Ryanair for 90% of its traffic.

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Riding instructor convicted of child rape

A 32-year-old riding school teacher was sentenced to three years six months in prison in Stockholm on Tuesday for the child rape and sexual assault of three teenage pupils.

Larsson trilogy inspires Stockholm’s latest walking tour

Larsson trilogy inspires Stockholm’s latest walking tour

Join Delphine Touitou from AFP as she follows along on Stockholm's newest literary walking tour inspired by the books of the late Stieg Larsson.

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Drug charges dropped in Britain against Tetra-Pak heir

British prosecutors are to drop drug charges against the heir to the Tetra-Pak packaging fortune and his wife, lawyers told a London court Tuesday.

Warm weather brings wave of drownings

Warm weather brings wave of drownings

Sweden's bathing areas have proved deadly in recent days, as more than ten people are believed to have drowned since Friday.

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Stockholm taxpayers funding surgically restored ‘virginity’

Surgical reconstructions of the hymen, a fold of skin found at a woman's vaginal opening, are being performed by both public and private practitioners in Stockholm, a new report shows.

Vampire moth turns up in Sweden

Vampire moth turns up in Sweden

Blood-sucking vampire moths (calyptra thalictri) native to Asia and southern Europe have been spotted in Sweden for the first time this summer.

Elks and blondes shape Sweden’s image abroad

Elks and blondes shape Sweden’s image abroad

When foreigners think of Sweden they think of elks, royalty, the great outdoors and beautiful women, according to a new survey from VisitSweden.

Pair held for using scissors to remove man’s tattoos

Pair held for using scissors to remove man’s tattoos

Two men were arrested on Monday in Kalmar in southern Sweden on suspicions of assault for using a pair of scissors to cut away another man’s tattoos.

Swedes face near tripling of health costs

Swedes face near tripling of health costs

The cost of care at Swedish hospitals is expected to increase by 270 percent by the year 2040 due to an aging population, according to a fresh report.

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Man in custody for brutal slaying of Hjo woman

A 25-year-old man suspected of having killed a woman in Hjo last week was remanded to custody on Monday, despite denying the accusations.