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Hitler paintings ‘genuine’: ex-Hells Angels boss

Sweden's debt collection agency (Kronofogden) had planned to sell seven paintings, believed to be painted by Adolf Hitler, to pay off former Hells Angels head Thomas Möller's mounting debts.

‘Change your passwords when you change boyfriends’: prosecutor

‘Change your passwords when you change boyfriends’: prosecutor

An increasing number of unauthorized data access cases are being reported in Sweden, not in the least due to spurned IT-savvy exes wanting to keep tabs on their former partners.

GM threat to Saab sale ‘regrettable’: minister

GM threat to Saab sale ‘regrettable’: minister

The Swedish government has described as unfortunate a statement by General Motors (GM) this week threatening to block the transfer of technology licences if two Chinese companies buy Saab.

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Man gets 15 years for ‘bearded lady’ slaying

A 27-year-old man from Umeå in northern Sweden has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatally stabbing a 55-year-old woman, who he allegedly thought was a man due to her extensive facial hair.

Rapace lands role in new Bond movie

Rapace lands role in new Bond movie

Swedish actor Ola Rapace is in London to take part in the new James Bond film "Skyfall", according to his agent Aleksandra Mandic.

SAS shares slump despite rise in profits

SAS shares slump despite rise in profits

Scandinavian airline SAS reported on Tuesday a slim third-quarter net profit, a switch from a deep loss in 2010, and maintained its positive outlook for all of 2011, but said uncertainty lay ahead.

Ten Swedish brands everyone should know

Ten Swedish brands everyone should know

Ikea, H&M, and Ericsson are all well known Swedish brands, but there are other products out there that might not be as commonly associated with the land of the midnight sun.

Zlatan nets record sixth ‘Golden Ball’

Zlatan nets record sixth ‘Golden Ball’

AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic brought home a record sixth, and fifth consecutive, Golden Ball at Sweden's football gala on Monday evening, underlining his status as Sweden's leading player.

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Sweden does most for the world’s poor: study

Sweden has topped the list ranking foreign aid policies among the world's wealthy countries for the third year running, according to an annual study by the US-based Center for Global Development (CDG).

Stockholm makes Lonely Planet ‘top ten’ cities list

Stockholm makes Lonely Planet ‘top ten’ cities list

Stockholm has placed among the ten best cities to visit in 2012 in a recent ranking published by the Lonely Planet travel guides, which referred to the Swedish capital as “cozy yet cosmopolitan”.

Rape threat OK for military drill, gay slur not

Rape threat OK for military drill, gay slur not

The Swedish military has condemned that a participant in a recent hostage survival exercise was accused of being a homosexual, but ruled there was nothing wrong with officers threatening to rape his girlfriend.

Minister slams aid report for ‘anti-Israel’ bias

Minister slams aid report for ‘anti-Israel’ bias

Sweden's foreign aid minister has criticized the use of taxpayer money to fund a “one-sided” report on the conflict in the Middle East entitled “Colonialism and apartheid – Israel's occupation of Palestine”.