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One in six Swedish children obese: study

One out of six five-year-olds in Sweden is overweight, primarily because of a lack of exercise, a new study has found.

European snow storms set to hit Sweden

European snow storms set to hit Sweden

Storms which have wreaked havoc across Britain and mainland Europe in recent days is set to hit southern Sweden on Tuesday. Snowfalls and wintry conditions are forecast across the country for at least a week, according to the Swedish meteorological agency (SMHI).

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Gagged man found dead in central Sweden

A man was found dead near Töreboda in central Sweden on Tuesday morning. The man was found with his mouth gagged with tape and police suspect foul play, according to TV4.

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Police crimes unit launches ‘Niggersson’ investigation

The Swedish National Police-related Crimes Unit (Riksenheten för polismål) has launched a criminal investigation against the Malmö police officers that used the fictional names "Neger Niggersson" and "Oskar Neger" (Negro) for internal training purposes.

Winter rail destinations: Åre

Winter rail destinations: Åre

With more than 300,000 visitors every year Åre, Sweden's most popular ski destination, has enough to tempt even the most ardent Alpine resort fan.

Nordea sees massive fall in profts

Nordea sees massive fall in profts

Nordic banking giant Nordea has announced plans for a new 2.5 billion euro ($3.2 billion) share issue after the company reported a 25 percent drop in net profit on Tuesday.

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Sweden’s Handelsbanken reports plunging profits

Handelsbanken, one of Sweden's largest banks, has reported a fall in net profit of 29 percent for the fourth quarter.

Garbage workers call off strike

Garbage workers call off strike

The strike by Stockholm garbage workers which began on Friday is over. Both sides claimed victory after workers returned to work on Tuesday.

Older mothers at risk of psychosis: study

Older mothers at risk of psychosis: study

First-time mothers over the age of 35 run a greater risk of suffering from a psychosis after delivery than younger women, a new Swedish study conducted at Karolinska Institutet (KI) shows.

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Swedish rapper awaits hearing on murder charges in Los Angeles

A Los Angeles court on Monday extended the detention order for a 34-year-old Swedish hip hop artist who has been held on murder charges since November.

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Prison for kidnappers who fell asleep on the job

Two kidnappers who fell asleep while holding two men hostage in a hotel room in Helsingborg in western Sweden have each been sentenced to five years in prison.

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Arrest in death of woman found in ditch

One person has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman found in a snowy ditch in Tibro in central Sweden on Sunday night.