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Thieves steal Saab, 70-year-old woman

When thieves decided to steal a Saab 9-5 from a highway rest stop in southern Sweden, a 70-year-old woman in the backseat found herself taken along for the ride.

How the far-right found a voice in tolerant Nordic countries

How the far-right found a voice in tolerant Nordic countries

A far-right that vaunts anti-immigration, Islamophobia and the welfare state has taken hold in Nordic countries, playing on the fears of societies that are less and less blond and blue eyed, AFP's Marc Preel writes.

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Police terror response hit by chopper shortage

Swedish police have warned that if a terrorist attack similar to the Utøya massacre should occur in Sweden then the response would be no faster due to the shortage of helicopters, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter daily.

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Sending money abroad? Time to ditch your bank

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Nurse charged over ambulance call fatality

Nurse charged over ambulance call fatality

A nurse formerly employed at emergency services operator SOS Alarm has been charged with aggravated manslaughter for refusing to dispatch an ambulance to a dying 23-year-old, the prosecutor has confirmed.

Vattenfall hit by German nuclear phase out

Vattenfall hit by German nuclear phase out

Swedish state-owned energy concern Vattenfall on Thursday announced a massive net loss in the second quarter, blaming the decision in Germany to abandon nuclear power.

H&M set to sell Beckham-branded undies

H&M set to sell Beckham-branded undies

H&M is teaming up with football icon David Beckham on a new line of branded men's underwear, the Swedish fashion giant announced on Wednesday.

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Thief forced to break out of store

A thief who broke into a convenience store in Örebro during Tuesday night was later forced to smash his way back out after evading a police unit, reported the local Nerikes Allehanda (NA) daily.

Sweden releases Rwanda genocide suspect

Sweden releases Rwanda genocide suspect

A Rwandan genocide suspect, who has been held in Sweden without trial since July 2008 should be set free, the Swedish Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

Ikea US staff declare union vote victory

Ikea US staff declare union vote victory

Staff at the Ikea-owned Swedwood factory in Danville voted on Wednesday with a large majority in favour of signing a collective bargaining agreement, ending a often bitter three year struggle.

Bolt seeks revenge in Stockholm sprint

Bolt seeks revenge in Stockholm sprint

Usain Bolt returns to action in the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Friday hoping to erase bad memories of last year's defeat.