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Heavy floods claim avian victims

Flooding in Västmanland in eastern Sweden has had catastrophic effects on the local bird population with enthusiasts fearing a death toll in the thousands.

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Advertising slump sees Metro losses burgeon

Free newspaper giant Metro International is to continue its search to slash costs after reporting a substantially increased loss in the second quarter.

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Topless bathers conspicuously absent at Malmö pools

Despite winning the right to bathe topless at all of the municipal swimming pools in Malmö, bare-breasted female bathers have remained conspicuous by their absence.

Dramatic rise in identity theft

Dramatic rise in identity theft

Cases of identity theft in Sweden have shot up by 79 percent over the past three years, a new survey published on Monday shows.

Swine flu infection threatens Swede’s life

Swine flu infection threatens Swede’s life

Doctors at Vrinnevi Hospital in Norrköping in eastern Sweden fear for the life of the 22-year-old Swede being treated for a swine flu infection after he failed to respond to treatment.

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Broken bones heal faster with medicine: study

A broken bone can heal faster if the patient is given medicine, a new study from Linköping University in central Sweden shows.

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Holidaying Swedes fork out for the environment

Holidaying Swedes are prepared to pay extra to offset their carbon emissions when they travel, but are not prepared to go as far as to change their habits, a new survey published on Monday shows.

Söderling delights crowds with Swedish Open win

Söderling delights crowds with Swedish Open win

Swede Robin Söderling delighted crowds in Båstad when he beat Argentine Juan Monaco 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to win the Swedish Open on Sunday.

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Merkel attacks Vattenfall over reactor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hit out at Swedish state-owned nuclear operator Vattenfall on Sunday over a series of problems at an ageing reactor near Hamburg.

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Profits slashed at SEB

Swedish banking group SEB saw operating profits nosedive in the second quarter, mainly due to credit losses and write downs on investments in the Baltic States and Russia.