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Toys”R”Us scolded for gender discrimination

US-based toy retailer Toys"R"Us has been reprimanded for gender discrimination following a complaint filed by a group of Swedish sixth graders about the store’s 2008 Christmas catalogue.

Pirate Bay on the run as hosts jump ship

Pirate Bay on the run as hosts jump ship

File sharing site The Pirate Bay was out of commission on Tuesday as it struggled to find hosting providers willing to serve the site.

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Saab targeted in South Korea bribery probe

Swedish aerospace giant Saab AB is under investigation by South Korean security authorities looking into allegations the company paid off a local research institute in exchange for classified information.

Fibre optic pioneers to share Nobel physics prize

Fibre optic pioneers to share Nobel physics prize

Three researchers are to share the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics, the Royal Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences announced on Tuesday.

Suspected sheep slaughter in pizzeria

Suspected sheep slaughter in pizzeria

Authorities in central Sweden have shuttered a pizzeria after a witness reported seeing four live sheep being led into the establishment’s basement. Police suspect one of the animals may have been slaughtered.

Doctor vindicated in newborn’s death

Doctor vindicated in newborn’s death

There was nothing wrong with the care given to a newborn baby who died in September of last year at Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital, according to a report on the incident.

Pundits tip poets for Nobel Literature Prize

Pundits tip poets for Nobel Literature Prize

This year's Nobel Literature Prize could go to a poet for the first time since 1996, Swedish literary circles say as speculation mounts ahead of Thursday's announcement.

October in Sweden: forest royalty, bandy, prizes from the Academy

October in Sweden: forest royalty, bandy, prizes from the Academy

The Year in Sweden - October: Journalist Kim Loughran sketches a month by month account of the country he has called home ever since his accidental migration in 1966.

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Swedish hospital performed eye surgery on wrong woman

A 70-year-old Swedish woman who went to hospital for a cataract examination ended up having surgery on her eyelid by mistake.

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Johan, 24, suffocated to death by police

A 24-year-old man died in Gothenburg died last April as a direct result of injuries sustained at the hands of police officers. But none of the officers involved have been held accountable as prosecutors failed to follow up on the case, according to the findings of a Sveriges Radio report.

Swedish burger chain ditches Dole over Bananas!* lawsuit

Swedish burger chain ditches Dole over Bananas!* lawsuit

Swedish hamburger chain Max has said it will stop selling Dole fruit salad in retaliation for the US food giant’s bid to muzzle a Swedish documentary film about the company.

Sweden agrees to guarantee Saab loan

Sweden agrees to guarantee Saab loan

The Swedish government notified the European Commission on Monday that it was prepared to guarantee the 4 billion kronor ($570 million) loan that troubled automaker Saab is seeking from the European Investment Bank (EIB).