Västervik: dreaming of Midsummer
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Västervik: dreaming of Midsummer

Whether you want to quack like a frog around a May Pole in June or collect seven enchanted flowers to find true love: Västervik is place to be.

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Mobiles ‘don’t increase brain tumour risk’

There is no increased risk of brain tumours in people who have used a mobile phone regularly for 10 years, according to an international study including researchers at Stockholm's Karolinska Institutet.

Man unscathed after high-speed Ferrari crash

Man unscathed after high-speed Ferrari crash

A man driving a Ferrari on a racetrack at an estimated 250 km/h on Monday has escaped from the car with little assistance after it flipped over about ten times and caught fire.

Borg calls on EU partners to disclose deficit cuts

Borg calls on EU partners to disclose deficit cuts

Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg has demanded that Spain and Portugal disclose their plans to reduce budget deficits at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels that begins later on Monday.

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Police extend search for missing 10-year-old

Police remain without leads in the case of the ten-year-old girl who went missing from a playground in Svenljunga in southern Sweden on Friday, as the search entered its fourth day on Monday.

Björk shares Polar Music Prize

Björk shares Polar Music Prize

Eccentric Icelandic singer Björk has been awarded the 2010 Polar Music Prize, along with Italian composer, arranger and conductor Ennio Morricone, organisers announced on Monday.

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Landskrona car park killing trial begins

The trial of a man accused of beating a 78-year-old woman to death in a car park in Landskrona in southern Sweden in March opens in Helsingborg District Court on Monday.

Apartment prices fall in Stockholm

Apartment prices fall in Stockholm

Prices for apartments in Stockholm fell in April, with market commentators claiming that this could indicate a broader fall in the hitherto booming housing market across Sweden.

Gap narrows as far-right and Left decline: poll

Gap narrows as far-right and Left decline: poll

The gap between the two political blocs in Sweden closed to 3.1 percent (3.5) in the May voter poll by Sifo, while the far-right Sweden Democrats, the Left Party, and the Christian Democrats also showed steep declines.

King foots half of daughter’s wedding bill

King foots half of daughter’s wedding bill

The June wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling is set to cost at least 20 million kronor ($2.63 million), half of which will be met by the the bride's father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, with the remainder funded by the Swedish taxpayer.

Hanson claims Mallorca crown despite penalty

Hanson claims Mallorca crown despite penalty

Swedish golfer Peter Hanson claimed his third European tour title after shrugging off a one-shot penalty to win the Mallorca Open on Sunday.