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Elderly man kills wife with axe

An 81-year-old man from Norrtälje in eastern Sweden reported to police on Monday morning that he had hit his 67-year-old common law wife with an axe. The woman died from her injuries during the afternoon.

Stenson strikes gold at world’s richest tournament

Stenson strikes gold at world’s richest tournament

Swede Henrik Stenson used precision off the tee to set up a commanding four-stroke victory at the world's richest tournament, the $9.5 million Players Championship on Sunday.

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Metro announces 528 million kronor share issue

Crisis-hit Swedish media group Metro International, the global free newspaper publisher, announced on Monday a rights issue aimed at raising 528 million kronor ($68 million).

Saab sale narrows to ‘two or three buyers’

Saab sale narrows to ‘two or three buyers’

The sale of Swedish car maker Saab Automobile is entering its closing stages with only two or three interested parties remaining in the hunt for the firm.

Pirate Bay judge faces new bias allegations

Pirate Bay judge faces new bias allegations

Several leading Swedish legal experts have called for a retrial in The Pirate Bay case as new details emerged supporting allegations of conflicts of interest against the presiding judge, Tomas Norström.

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Is rape rampant in gender-equal Sweden?

A recent European Commission report identifying Sweden as having the highest level of reported rapes in Europe should be treated with a healthy dose of scepticism, argues sociologist Laura Agustín.

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Football hooligans run riot on Swedish flight

Five Swedish football supporters were forced to leave a plane at Malmö Airport on Sunday with a further seven suspected of air traffic sabotage after threatening crew and beating up a fellow passenger.

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Swedish toads croak to choir song crown

The Swedish fire-bellied toad choir won the second European Bombina Song Contest on Saturday.

Swedish group opens ‘world’s largest’ UFO archive

Swedish group opens ‘world’s largest’ UFO archive

The world's largest UFO archive, with over 18,000 Swedish reports, pictures and foreign reports over mysterious happenings was opened to the general public in Norrköping in eastern Sweden on Sunday.

Sweden claims bronze at World Ice Hockey Championships

Sweden claims bronze at World Ice Hockey Championships

Sweden battled from a goal down to beat the United States 4-2 and claim the bronze medal at the World Ice Hockey Championships in Berne on Sunday.

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Sweden confirms new swine flu case

Sweden confirmed its second case of swine flu on Sunday.