Gripen plane catches fire on runway

Gripen plane catches fire on runway

A JAS Gripen fighter plane caught fire after an emergency landing at Kallinge airport in southeastern Sweden at 2.30pm on Thursday. The pilot escaped unharmed and was able to make his own way out of the burning plane.

What’s on in Sweden: August 7 -13

What’s on in Sweden: August 7 -13

What's on in Sweden: Culture Festival and new circus in Stockholm; International jazz festival in Gothenburg; Soha (Fr/DZ) & Festival for Gaza in Malmö

Preschools warned of paedophile blogger

Preschools warned of paedophile blogger

The discovery of a blog about naked children and life as an employee at a Stockholm preschool has led city officials to take action.

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Presidency condemns Iran executions

Following a series of EU criticisms regarding Iran's nuclear ambitions and human rights practices, the Swedish EU presidency has spoken out against Iran's recent execution of 24 people by hanging.

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Police car runs over 14-year-old

A police vehicle ran over a 14-year-old boy in Karlskrona in southeastern Sweden on Wednesday night as the boy was fleeing the scene of a robbery.

Bird-chasing guards rip palace painting with bamboo sticks

Bird-chasing guards rip palace painting with bamboo sticks

Bamboo-wielding guards at the royal palace in Stockholm have damaged a portrait of the first Bernadotte king while in hot pursuit of a renegade jackdaw, TV4 reports.

Chinese firm close to Volvo Cars bid: report

Chinese firm close to Volvo Cars bid: report

Chinese automaker Geely is putting the finishing touches to a bid to become a majority owner of Volvo Cars as head of a consortium that will also include an undisclosed Swedish investor, Swedish business daily Dagens Industri reports.

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Swedish firms battle to stay afloat

The number of Swedish businesses going bankrupt continues to grow. In July, 480 businesses went into liquidation, 131 more than in the same month last year, writes credit bureau UC in its monthly report.

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Village, Norrmalmstorg 4

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ADHD common among adopted kids: study

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is much more common among children adopted from abroad than among those born in Sweden. Those at highest risk for the disorder have been adopted from Eastern Europe, according to a new study.

Relative arrested over murder of 19-year-old

Relative arrested over murder of 19-year-old

A family member has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 19-year-old woman found dead at her family farm on Monday night, police revealed on Thursday morning.

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Doctors miss fist-sized brain tumour

A Swedish woman has reported four physicians to a national body that assesses medical negligence after they missed a brain tumour the size of a fist.

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European court halts childrens’ deportation

The European Court of Human Rights (Europadomstolen) has temporarily prevented the deportation of four Serbian children from Sweden after their mother was sentenced to eight years in prison as an accessory to the murder of their father, reported Söderhamns-Kuriren newspaper.