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Dad cleared over baby daughter’s death

The young Swedish father who was remanded into custody in September on suspicion of beating his two-month-old daughter to death, was released on Thursday, after the autopsy revealed she died from the results of a viral infection.

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The poetry of Tomas Tranströmer

Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, who was on Thursday named the 2011 Nobel Literature Prize laureate, has published a relatively small body of work, often addressing themes of death, history and nature.

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Publisher hails Swedish poet’s Nobel

The head of literature at Swedish publishing house Bonniers, which has published the bulk of Tomas Tranströmer's work, compared news of the newly-named Nobel laureate's win to becoming a parent.

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Swedes propose EU debt crisis solution: report

Swedish politicians are reported to be behind a proposal to allow the European investment bank (EIB) to play a key role in the rescue of troubled European banks, according to the German Financial Times on Thursday.

Secluded Swedish castle reveals hidden Nazi past

Secluded Swedish castle reveals hidden Nazi past

A chance encounter with the granddaughter of a Swedish count gave contributor Roger Choate an inside peek at the mysteries of Rockelstad Castle, once a frequent destination for a notorious Nazi leader.

Petrol station slammed for Roma discrimination

Petrol station slammed for Roma discrimination

The owner of a Swedish petrol station has been order to compensate a Roma woman after an employee told her to pay for petrol in advance, saying they had had "problems with the Roma in the past".

Swedish poet awarded 2011 Literature Nobel

Swedish poet awarded 2011 Literature Nobel

Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer has been awarded the 2011 Nobel prize in Literature.

Jobs ‘our time’s Da Vinci’: Spotify CEO

Jobs ‘our time’s Da Vinci’: Spotify CEO

Swedish IT notables are among those joining in the chorus of praise for the life of Steve Jobs, the charismatic co-founder of Apple who died on Wednesday aged 56.

Border cop convicted after sex bribe attempt

Border cop convicted after sex bribe attempt

An officer with the Swedish border police in Västra Götaland was convicted Wednesday for offering a female asylum seeker to ”forget about her case” in return for sex and drugs.

Volvo’s Chinese owner interested in Saab: report

Volvo’s Chinese owner interested in Saab: report

China's Geely, owner of Volvo Cars, has indicated an interest in acquiring a stake in troubled Swedish automaker Saab Automobile, according to media reports.

Outrage over handcuffing of 12-year-old boy

Outrage over handcuffing of 12-year-old boy

A YouTube video showing a 12-year-old boy being handcuffed and wrestled to the ground by two security guards in a Stockholm metro station has prompted strong reactions from family members, but police claim the guards did nothing wrong.

Speeding Swede made to pay massive Swiss fine

Speeding Swede made to pay massive Swiss fine

A Swede who was fined 27,000 Swiss francs ($30,000) after being clocked driving his luxury Mercedes at 290 km/h in Switzerland last year has lost his appeal to have the fine reduced.