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The Local nominated for top Swedish media prize

The Local has been nominated as Sweden's Best Online Newspaper as part of the country's most prestigious newspaper awards, Årets Dagstidning.

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Four Swedes in Pakistan terror probe

Sweden's foreign ministry confirmed on Monday that four Swedish citizens - three adults and a child - are being held in Islamabad, where Pakistani authorities are investigating whether the group has ties to terrorist network Al-Qaeda.

Swedish net sellers tricked by fake euro bills

Swedish net sellers tricked by fake euro bills

Police in Stockholm have uncovered a new scam involving internet transactions and counterfeit euro bills.

Skype founder awarded top Swedish tech prize

Skype founder awarded top Swedish tech prize

The Swedish founder of internet telephony software company Skype, Niklas Zennström, has been named the recipient of a prestigious prize awarded by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.

Baltic bliss: boating in the Stockholm archipelago

Baltic bliss: boating in the Stockholm archipelago

Having lived for some time in a city so dominated by waterways and islands, Alannah Eames decides it's high time to take the plunge and join the boat set.

Sweden mulls new high-speed rail lines

Sweden mulls new high-speed rail lines

Sweden should build high-speed rail lines connecting Stockholm to Gothenburg and Malmö, a government appointed commission recommends.

Breast cancer rate doubles among pregnant Swedish women

Breast cancer rate doubles among pregnant Swedish women

The occurrence of breast cancer among pregnant women in Sweden has more than doubled since the 1960s, a new study shows.

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Unborn child ‘nearly killed’ due to doc’s error

A 24-year old mother-to-be from Stockholm nearly aborted her own child after a doctor wrongly diagnosed her as having had a delayed miscarriage.

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Swedish changing rooms equipped with cameras for fashion bloggers

Blogging about fashion has become so popular in Sweden that a Stockholm department store has announced plans to open up dressing rooms especially designed for web-savvy fashionistas.

Thousands catch Abba fever in London’s Hyde Park

Thousands catch Abba fever in London’s Hyde Park

A crowd of more than 40,000 turned out London’s Hyde Park on Sunday night to celebrate the music of legendary Swedish pop act Abba.

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Study to assess values of Swedish police cadets

The attitudes and values of Swedish police cadets are to be assessed before and after they complete their training, following a number of noteworthy racist comments by police in recent months.

Thousands of young Swedes sell sex: study

Thousands of young Swedes sell sex: study

Around 20,000 young Swedes have sold sex, primarily over the internet, a new study shows.