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Swedish citizen jailed in Serbia released

The Swedish citizen remanded into custody in Serbia last week suspected of war crimes has been released, according to information from the foreign ministry.

Centre party reveals leadership candidates

Centre party reveals leadership candidates

The Centre party on Thursday named Annie Johansson, Anna-Karin Hatt and Anders W Jonsson as the official candidates to succeed outgoing party leader Maud Olofsson.

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Nurse used medical records for laundry note

A nurse from Lund, in southern Sweden, is in trouble after using a page from confidential medical records for a scribbled note she stuck up in the laundry room in the house where she lives.

Getting inked: Sweden’s tattoo trend laid bare

Getting inked: Sweden’s tattoo trend laid bare

As more and more Swedes roll up their sleeves and trouser legs to get tattoos, contributor Emy Gelb takes a look at what inspires Swedes to let their bodies become walking works of art.

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Bachelor party ‘kidnap’ prompts police probe

Police in western Sweden were surprised to find out on Wednesday that the dramatic abduction they were investigating was nothing more than bachelor party prank.

Ericsson shares slump despite profits boost

Ericsson shares slump despite profits boost

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson on Thursday reported a 65 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter on the back of strong sales, but its shares dropped by nearly 7 percent as figures fell short of analyst expectations.

Firefighters fear female ‘threat’: study

Firefighters fear female ‘threat’: study

Many firefighters fear that letting women into the profession will undermine the camaraderie necessary to do a god job in a work environment full of risk, a new study from the University of Gothenburg shows.

AstraZeneca heart drug given US approval

AstraZeneca heart drug given US approval

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals firm AstraZeneca announced on Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Brilinta heart drug for use on patients in the United States.

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Man arrested for murdering mother

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his 73-year-old mother in a summer house on an island in Lake Mälaren in eastern Sweden late on Wednesday night.

Swedish church wants to recycle cremation waste

Swedish church wants to recycle cremation waste

The Church of Sweden wants to be able to recycle the metallic waste left after human cremations and which is currently buried each year in cemeteries across the country, according to a report by Sveriges Television (SVT).

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Man dies after high-speed police chase

A 22-year-old man died when he crashed his motorcycle in Stockholm late Wednesday following a police chase at speeds of up to 250 kilometres/hour.