Sweden set for soggy Midsummer

Sweden set for soggy Midsummer

Rain showers and traffic jams made for a slow and wet start to the holiday weekend on Thursday afternoon, with much of the country facing the prospect of a damp Midsummer holiday.

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Swedish politician sings Hitler’s praises

A local Christian Democratic politician in northern Sweden is in hot water after praising Adolf Hitler for his skill in solving economic crises.

Swedish unemployment hits 9 percent

Swedish unemployment hits 9 percent

With job losses continuing to mount in the mining, manufacturing and energy sectors, Sweden's unemployment rate rose to 9 percent in May, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden.

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Train hits ‘bloody doll’ in unscheduled stop

When the driver of a train traveling through central Sweden saw what he thought might be a bloodied body lying across the tracks, he slammed on the emergency brakes. But it was too late.

What’s on in Sweden: June 19 – 25

What’s on in Sweden: June 19 – 25

What's on in Sweden: Morrissey & Midsummer fun in Stockholm; AC/DC & Euro 2009 U-21 football in Gothenburg; Yasmina Reza's ART in Malmö.

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Headmaster fired after Facebook pic scandal

A high school principal in northern Sweden has left his post after publishing risqué photos of himself on Facebook and joining a number of sexually-themed groups on the popular social networking site.

Life sentence upheld for Gällivare murder

Life sentence upheld for Gällivare murder

Sweden's appeals court has upheld a sentence of life imprisonment for Toni Alldén, the 51-year-old who has confessed to killing 29-year-old Carolin Stenvall outside Gällivare in northern Sweden.

China’s Geely to buy Volvo Cars: report

China’s Geely to buy Volvo Cars: report

Chinese automaker Geely has reached an initial agreement with Ford for the purchase of Volvo Cars, according to Chinese media reports.

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Man sentenced to eight years for child rape

A 42-year-old man from Skåne in southern Sweden was sentenced on Wednesday to eight years in prison for child rape and other crimes.

Agency puts its foot down in Sweden’s battle with killer slugs

Agency puts its foot down in Sweden’s battle with killer slugs

Agriculture authorities in Sweden are setting up battle stations in the country’s continuing struggle to fight off killer slugs.

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Vattenfall takeover of Dutch utility wins shareholder approval

Swedish power company Vattenfall’s €8.5 billion ($12 billion) friendly takeover of Dutch utility Nuon was approved by Nuon shareholders on Wednesday.