Black Cobra gang steals selection of small cakes

Black Cobra gang steals selection of small cakes

Criminals with connections to the Black Cobra network are suspected by police of pilfering 120 boxes of almond tarts, punch rolls, apple crowns and brownies from a delivery truck in southern Sweden on Thursday.

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Ombudsman backs police on pepper spray at refugee wedding

The Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman (Justitieombudsmannen, JO) has ruled that there is no case to answer for the police officers who interrupted a wedding to arrest a 24-year-old groom at Malmö city hall, using pepper spray on him in the process.

‘Foreign student places under threat’: agency

‘Foreign student places under threat’: agency

New admissions regulations for Swedish universities set to be introduced in the autumn are likely to mean fewer places available for foreign students and could be in breach of EU law, according to the National Agency for Higher Education.

Toyota wins case over Volvo ‘safest car’ claims

Toyota wins case over Volvo ‘safest car’ claims

Sweden's Market Court (Marknadsdomstolen) has ruled that Volvo Car's marketing of its XC60 vehicle as the "safest in the world" is misleading and lacks supporting evidence.

Top flight footballer sentenced for rape

Top flight footballer sentenced for rape

Yannick Bapupa, a Congolese professional football player with Swedish top flight club Kalmar, has been sentenced to two years for rape.

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Vattenfall sells German power grid

Swedish energy firm Vattenfall announced the sale on Friday of its German power grid to Belgium's Elia and Australian investment fund IFM for $1.1 billion.

Swedish Eurovision fever cools

Swedish Eurovision fever cools

Is Sweden falling out of love with Eurovision? On the verge of this year's national final, new statistics show that while the event still tops the ratings, viewing figures and public voting are in decline, according to a report in Dagens Nyheter (DN).

Genocide vote sparks diplomatic fallout

Genocide vote sparks diplomatic fallout

Sweden's ambassador to Turkey, Christer Asp, was summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry on Friday morning after the Swedish parliament voted to recognize the 1915 mass killing of Armenians and other ethnic groups as genocide.

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Swede killed in Afghanistan

A Swedish woman from Örebro in eastern Sweden was shot and killed in Kabul in January. The woman was visiting relatives in the Afghan capital, according to a report in Nerikes Allehanda.

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Bildt: Icesave deal key to Iceland IMF money

Sweden's Carl Bildt joined a chorus of Nordic foreign ministers on Thursday calling on Iceland to reach a banking payback deal with Britain and The Netherlands.