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Girl stabbed in the back at bus stop

A manhunt is underway in eastern Sweden after a 16-year-old girl was stabbed in the back at a bus stop in the town of Upplands Väsby, 26 kilometres north of Stockholm, on Monday afternoon.

Anna Maria Corazza Bildt: putting food on the EU agenda

Anna Maria Corazza Bildt: putting food on the EU agenda

With a five-year-old son who's allergic to peanuts, Anna Maria Corazza Bildt says her election platform has sprung from personal experiences at an unlikely place: the grocery store.

Court rejects lawyers’ call to gag Pirates

Court rejects lawyers’ call to gag Pirates

Lawyers representing record companies have demanded that a Swedish court impose fines on three of the backers of The Pirate Bay if they do not close the site. The court has now rejected the lawyers' demands to act without first giving the three a chance to respond.

Swedish tabloid apologizes for union boss doppelganger mix-up

Swedish tabloid apologizes for union boss doppelganger mix-up

Swedish tabloid newspaper Expressen published pictures and an interview with the head of Sweden’s Trade Union Confederation (LO), Wanja Lundby-Wedin, on Monday, only to find that they had spoken to, and photographed, the wrong woman.

Mareike Neumann offers Swedish style counsel

Mareike Neumann offers Swedish style counsel

Having a strong sense of style requires more than wearing any old t-shirt or listening to mainstream music, says 25-year-old Mareike Neumann. And style is something the Swedes have mastered.

‘High taxes do not equate to an effective welfare state’

‘High taxes do not equate to an effective welfare state’

Sweden's high tax regime is counterproductive: rather than focusing on the improvement of core services, it has led to a bloated bureaucracy and an inefficient welfare state, argue Nima Sanandaji and Robert Gidehag of the Swedish Taxpayers Association.

‘Cut taxes to boost competition’: Experts

‘Cut taxes to boost competition’: Experts

Sweden's Globalisation Council, an office under the Swedish Ministry of Education and Science, has proposed 28 billion kronor ($3.8 billion) in reforms to taxes and social insurances in its final report published on Monday.

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Overweight inmate seeks damages for svelte fatigues

An inmate at Karlskrona prison in southern Sweden has applied for damages after the prisons service was unable to provide adequate attire to cover his considerable frame.

Police focus resources on morning drinkers

Police focus resources on morning drinkers

Most drink-drivers get caught in the morning, a new report shows. Police now propose focusing roadside alcohol checks to meet the opening hours of the Swedish state monopoly alcohol retailer Systembolaget and at sports arenas at the weekends when parents arrive with their children.

H&M mogul buys English country village

H&M mogul buys English country village

The billionaire owner of Swedish clothing retailer H&M, Stefan Persson, is about to buy an entire English country village, setting him back a cool 300 million kronor ($40 million), British newspaper The Sunday Times reports.

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Bildt ‘alarmed’ by North Korea nuke test

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Monday described North Korea's nuclear test as "alarming", denouncing its decision to invest in nuclear technology rather than helping its poverty-stricken people.

Belgium aids Volvo in bid to protect jobs

Belgium aids Volvo in bid to protect jobs

The Flemish government has responded positively to an appeal from Volvo Cars CEO Stephen Odell to support its Belgian operations.

Marie Wickberg: a fresh face in politics

Marie Wickberg: a fresh face in politics

Eager to make her mark in the upcoming election, Marie Wickberg of the Centre Party presents herself as a fresh-faced alternative to the "tired old men in the European Parliament".

Swedes back move to euro: survey

Swedes back move to euro: survey

A majority of Swedes are in favour of adopting the euro as the country's currency, a new survey shows.

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Zetterberg scores double as Detroit extend series lead

Swedish star Henrik Zetterberg netted two goals as the Detroit Red Wings completed a 6-1 rout of the Chicago Blackhawks to extend a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference final series.