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Krona continues to strengthen

The Swedish krona could soon hit its strongest level against the word’s major currencies since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, almost two years ago.

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Honour killing brother gives account of murder

The brother of a man convicted of a so-called honour killing in Högsby, southern Sweden in 2005, has told social workers more about who actually committed the murder.

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Summer drought threatens harvest

After the harsh winter and hot July, forecasts for this season's harvest in Sweden make difficult reading for the country's farmers.

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SEB ‘has turned the page’ in Baltics

Sweden's SEB bank on Tuesday posted higher-than-expected second quarter profits and said it had "turned the page" in the Baltic countries, where it had been heavily exposed to the financial crisis.

Music-loving Stockholmers get a taste of Parklife

Music-loving Stockholmers get a taste of Parklife

A Stockholm music festival in an old royal pleasure palace gives new bands an audience and Stockholm music lovers an alternative venue with beer infused sunsets, writes Emy Gelb.

Littorin affair hits voter confidence in Reinfeldt

Littorin affair hits voter confidence in Reinfeldt

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's popularity has dipped as a result of the resignation of employment minister Sven Otto Littorin amid allegations that he bought sex in 2006, a new survey by Sifo shows.

Swedish women equate jogging with sex: survey

Swedish women equate jogging with sex: survey

Jogging is more important than a slew of other social activities, and is as important as sex and time with the family, according to a new survey of Swedish women by iFORM lifestyle magazine.

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Swedish soldiers will be forced to serve abroad

All Swedish soldiers will in future be liable to be sent abroad on missions against their will. Any soldiers who refuse could lose their jobs, according to SVT.

Party leaders slam opinion poll flood

Party leaders slam opinion poll flood

There are too many voter opinion polls - on this point parliamentary party leaders are in agreement, according to a survey by the Svenska Dagbladet daily.

Fires, floods and tornado winds as storm rolls in

Fires, floods and tornado winds as storm rolls in

Fires, floods, overturned trees and a tornado all hit western Värmland in central Sweden within the course of an hour on Monday as a storm front pushed in at around midnight.

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Human head scares swimming children

Two siblings have reported that they saw a human head in the water off popular swimming spot Hamnvik in Nynäshamn south of Stockholm when they went for a dip at a round 8pm on Monday.