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Liberals push for end to sex change sterilisation

A Liberal Party MP is planning to present a motion to Sweden's Riksdag in the autumn to push for a removal of the requirement for compulsory sterilization for those undergoing a sex change.

Vilnius mayor crushes car in wild tank ride for Swedish TV show

Vilnius mayor crushes car in wild tank ride for Swedish TV show

The mayor of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius has has been filmed driving an armoured vehicle over a parked car as both a prank for a Swedish TV show, and as a blunt warning to drivers to observe the city's regulations.

Saab staff to be paid after new share issue

Saab staff to be paid after new share issue

Employees at troubled Swedish automaker Saab are finally set to get paid salaries for July after Swedish Automobile, the troubled carmaker's Dutch owner, announed Wednesday it was issuing new shares.

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Fork attack not rape: Swedish court

A Swedish court of appeal has ruled that a woman who was penetrated by a grilling fork in a sexual attack is not a victim of rape because she wasn't drunk enough at the time of the incident.

One in ten young Swedish men addicted to gambling: study

One in ten young Swedish men addicted to gambling: study

Gambling problems among young men have doubled in the past decade, according to a new survey from the Swedish National Institute of Public Health (Folkhälsöinstitutet - FHI).

Woman attacks teens with bow and arrow

Woman attacks teens with bow and arrow

Police in Örebro in central Sweden are hunting for a woman who reportedly brandished a bow and fired an arrow at group of teenagers.

Foreign students easy prey for Stockholm rental scams

Foreign students easy prey for Stockholm rental scams

With no end in sight to the shortage of student housing in Stockholm, foreign students should be on the lookout for scam artists hoping to capitalise on their desperation, contributor Anita Badejo discovers.

Swedish PM’s son to flip burgers at McDonald’s

Swedish PM’s son to flip burgers at McDonald’s

Gustaf Reinfeldt, the 18-year-old son of the Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has secured a job at US hamburger chain McDonald's, using his Twitter feed to invite friends in for a grilled patty, according to news website Nyheter24.se.

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Missing girl found after being kicked off train

An 11-year-old girl went missing near Kumla in central Sweden on Tuesday night after a conductor forced her to get off a train travelling from Örebro to Gothenburg because she was unable to show her ticket.

Young Social Democrats honour Norway victims

Young Social Democrats honour Norway victims

Sweden's young Social Democrats kicked off their congress Tuesday with emotional tributes to those killed in last month's attack on their sister organisation in neighbouring Norway.

Suspect in Swedish bride killing may escape trial

Suspect in Swedish bride killing may escape trial

The alleged hitman in Anni Dewani's honeymoon murder could escape prosecution, if a malignant brain tumour leaves him unfit for trial, a South African magistrate said Tuesday.