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What’s On in Sweden: January 1st – 7th

What’s on in Sweden: Tango with Superheroes in Stockholm, tickle cockroaches in Gothenburg and Blame it on the Stones in Malmö.

Sweden’s help sought in Auschwitz theft probe

Sweden’s help sought in Auschwitz theft probe

Polish authorities investigating possible Swedish ties to the theft of the Auschwitz “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign planned to formally ask for help from the Swedish justice ministry, the Polish justice ministry said on Wednesday.

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Swedish state’s holdings outperform Stockholm exchange

The value of the Swedish state's stock portfolio grew by 55 billion kronor ($7.66 billion) in 2009, putting its current value slightly higher than it was in early 2007 before the financial crisis hit.

GM extends deadline for Saab sale: report

GM extends deadline for Saab sale: report

General Motors (GM) has extended its December 31st deadline for the sale of Saab Automobile, according to a Saab official. Meanwhile, Swedish unions have turned to Washington for help in urging GM to sell the Swedish automaker.

70-year-old fined for slapping cheeky youth

70-year-old fined for slapping cheeky youth

A pensioner from Värnamo in south central Sweden has been fined 3,000 kronor ($420) on assault charges by a Swedish court for slapping a 12-year-old boy who called him an old fart (‘gubbjävel’).

Swine flu named year’s top Swedish news story

Swine flu named year’s top Swedish news story

Swine flu beat out both the June death of Michael Jackson and the Stockholm helicopter heist in September as the top Swedish news story of 2009, according to a new study.

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Swedish research puts stomach cancer vaccine in sight

New research at Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg in western Sweden might be an important step towards creating a vaccine against ulcers and stomach cancer.

Dodgy dentist repaired same tooth 71 times

Dodgy dentist repaired same tooth 71 times

A dentist from Gothenburg in western Sweden has been reported for malpractice by a patient who claims he had the same teeth repaired dozens of times.

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Woman beaten to death in Gothenburg

An 18-year-old woman has died after being found severely beaten in the Hjällbo district of Gothenburg in western Sweden early Wednesday morning, prompting a massive police response to hunt down the woman's killer.

80-year-old swindled in internet lottery fraud

80-year-old swindled in internet lottery fraud

An elderly gentleman in central Sweden was swindled out of his life savings by a fraudulent email claiming he had won £450,000 ($715,000).

Swedes want their adult children out of the house

Swedes want their adult children out of the house

A lack of available affordable accommodation or poor personal finances prevent many young Swedes from packing their bags and moving out, much to the dismay of their parents.