Foreign family told they ‘eat too much dough’

Foreign family told they ‘eat too much dough’

A representative from the social services in western Sweden has been accused of criticising the eating habits and weight of a family of asylum seekers.

15-year-old Swede faces filesharing charges

15-year-old Swede faces filesharing charges

A 15-year-old Swedish boy who distributed 24 films, including Rush Hour, The Social Network, and True Grit, on internet filesharing sites, is one of the youngest Swedes ever to be charged with violating Swedish copyright laws.

Sweden = United States: Google Translate

Sweden = United States: Google Translate

Despite constant improvements to its ability to translate the Swedish language into passable English, Google Translate continues to lose its way – often in laughable ways – when it comes to certain place names.

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Swede dines on WWII-era beef: it tasted ‘okay’

Swedish pensioner Eskil Carlsson on Tuesday decided the time was ripe to treat his neighbours to a cut of beef which had been stored in a glass jar by his family for over 70 years, revealing that it had held the test of time.

Swedish docs under fire for newlywed ‘hymen tip’

Swedish docs under fire for newlywed ‘hymen tip’

Swedish doctors have come under fire for advice to women born into so-called honour cultures to pierce their genitals with a needle in order to draw blood on their wedding nights to satisfy tradition and the expectations of their families.

Swedish 9-year-old launches ‘bun help’ to aid children in Africa

Swedish 9-year-old launches ‘bun help’ to aid children in Africa

A 9-year-old Swedish girl whose fundraising efforts for starving children in Africa attracted the attention of government ministers wants more children to join her cause.

Swedish artist to chart Arctic expedition in clay

Swedish artist to chart Arctic expedition in clay

A Swedish ice-breaker is heading to the chilly waters off Greenland last week, equipped with maps, charts - and a container full of clay, courtesy of a Stockholm-based ceramics artist, contributor Katherine Dunn reports.

Man admits placing spy camera in girls’ shower

Man admits placing spy camera in girls’ shower

A middle aged man has confessed to being the person who put up a camera in a girls' shower at a sports club in western Sweden.

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Inmate commits suicide at Swedish prison

A man in his forties was found dead at a prison in Gothenburg on Wednesday morning, with the authorities confirming that the recent convict had taken his own life.

‘Ikea founder was an active Nazi’: report

‘Ikea founder was an active Nazi’: report

The Swedish security police tracked Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad's membership of a Swedish Nazi movement in the 1940s, one of the revelations of the business leader's Nazi past revealed in a new book.

Vattenfall sheds Polish operations

Vattenfall sheds Polish operations

Swedish state-owned energy giant Vattenfall announce don Tuesday that it had reached a deal to sell two subsidiaries in Poland for €1.8 billion ($2.6 billion), signalling its exit from the country.