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Smoke-filled SAS plane in emergency landing

A Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) plane bound for Arlanda Airport made an emergency landing in Västerås in central Sweden on Friday after the aircraft filled up with smoke.

SAD: You can beat the winter blues

SAD: You can beat the winter blues

In a country famed for its long winter days, the impending darkness is a source of widespread grumbling. However, for some inhabitants, the short daylight hours are a cause for serious concern, as Jennifer Heape investigates.

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Downshift in Scania orders sends shares plummeting

Swedish truckmaker Scania said Friday that orders had plunged because of the financial crisis but that it had made slim rise in third-quarter profits.

Eighteenth century Swedish king drew penises in diary

Eighteenth century Swedish king drew penises in diary

A private Swedish collector has revealed that the private diaries of King Karl XIII contain a number of previously undisclosed details, including small illustrations of the male reproductive organ.

One-third of Swedes want to live in gated communities: study

One-third of Swedes want to live in gated communities: study

One in three Swedes wants to live in a gated community which prohibits unauthorized people from entering, a new study shows.

Swedes cool towards ethnic diversity

Swedes cool towards ethnic diversity

Greater numbers of Swedes are expressing hostility towards ethnic diversity, according to a new study.

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US agents helped unmask Swedish credit card swindler

Assistance from the US Secret Service led to the indictment on Thursday of a Swedish man suspected of involvement in the ShadowCrew cybercrime network.

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Volvo trucks profits on downhill roll

Volvo trucks took a major stock market hit on Friday morning on news that third quarter profits were down 35.5 percent on last year.

Stock exchange down five percent

Stock exchange down five percent

The Stockholm stock exchange took a tumble in early trading on Friday, with the OMXS index dropping 5 percent by 9.15am. Shares in Volvo shed 19 percent of their value.

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Supreme Court: secret sex films not ‘molestation’

Sweden’s Supreme Court (Högsta domstolen) has ruled that secretly filming someone having sex does not constitute molestation.

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Swedish consumption hit record levels in 2007

Household consumption in Sweden rose by a record seven percent in 2007, reaching an all-time high, while the gap between rich and poor expanded to new levels, Statistics Sweden said on Thursday.