Elk makes unexpected visit to Swedish health clinic

Elk makes unexpected visit to Swedish health clinic

An elk cow with swollen udders shattered two windows as it dashed into a health clinic near Borås in western Sweden on Wednesday, startling personnel who then called police and local hunters for help.

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Two Swedish teens killed in train accident

Two 18-year-old women died after being hit by a train just south of Stenungsund in western Sweden on Thursday afternoon.

‘Frankenfood’ spuds in Sweden due to ‘error’

‘Frankenfood’ spuds in Sweden due to ‘error’

Seeds of a genetically modified potato ended up in a Swedish field due to “human error”, chemical giant BASF said on Thursday.

‘Well-meaning Swedes treat migrants like pets’

‘Well-meaning Swedes treat migrants like pets’

With a xenophobic political party knocking on the door of the Riksdag, Swedish journalist Lars Åberg examines why, despite good intentions, many Swedes still view immigrants like household pets.

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Son saves father’s life by cutting off his arm

An elderly man who got stuck in forestry machinery near Olofström in southern Sweden on Wednesday, was saved by his son who was forced to cut off his arm in order to free him.

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Introducing the Left

The Left are currently the third largest party within the centre-left Red-Green coalition that is fighting to wrestle back power after four years in opposition.

Eriksson: Green-Alliance tie-up ‘not on the table’

Eriksson: Green-Alliance tie-up ‘not on the table’

Although leading Green Party officials have indicated they would cooperate with the centre-right Alliance should the Sweden Democrats hold the balance of power following the election, Green spokesman Peter Eriksson has flatly rejected the possibility.

Sweden passes US in competitiveness survey

Sweden passes US in competitiveness survey

Sweden has overtaken the United States and Singapore in a new ranking of the world’s most competitive economies published by the World Economic Forum.

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Swedish inflation drops slightly in August

Sweden's consumer price index (CPI) remained unchanged between July and August, according to Statistics Sweden (SCB) with the annual inflation rate dropping to 0.9 percent, down from 1.1 percent in July.

Helicopter heist trial closes in Stockholm

Helicopter heist trial closes in Stockholm

The court trial of the ten men charged with the dramatic helicopter heist on a cash depot in southern Stockholm last September wrapped up on Wednesday, a judge in the case confirmed.

Bildt condemns Ashtiani stoning sentence

Bildt condemns Ashtiani stoning sentence

The Iranian Ambassador in Stockholm was on Wednesday summoned by the Sweden over Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, the 43-year-old woman sentenced to death by stoning by an Iranian court.

Söderling falls at Federer hurdle

Söderling falls at Federer hurdle

Swedish tennis ace Robin Söderling was knocked out of the US Open on Wednesday, losing in straight sets to Swiss star Roger Federer.