Swedish grannies in bid to save freezing penguins

Swedish grannies in bid to save freezing penguins

A gaggle of needle-wielding Swedish pensioners and other residents in the village of Österbymo have heeded a call for knitted sweaters to help keep penguins warm following a recent oil spill in New Zealand.

Student’s nipples burned with electric fly swatter

Student’s nipples burned with electric fly swatter

Prestigious Swedish boarding school Lundsberg, alma mater of Prince Carl Philip and many others among the upper echelons of Swedish society, has been rocked by a scandal stemming from a report of excessive bullying among the students.

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Örebro hit by new sex attack wave

The Swedish town of Örebro, recently rocked by the hunt and capture of a serial rapist, is reeling from what seems to be a new wave of attacks on young girls in the area.

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Sweden’s SCA offers Tea Party-backers billions for tissue firm

Swedish paper firm SCA said Thursday that it had placed a 12.6 billion kronor ($1.9 billion) bid to purchase the European tissue wing of US pulp and paper company Georgia-Pacific, a firm owned by Tea Party movement financiers David and Charles Koch.

One in four Swedes a Stockholmer by 2020

One in four Swedes a Stockholmer by 2020

25 percent of all Swedes are expected to be living in the greater Stockholm area within the next ten years, according to a new study from the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (Stockholms handelskammare).

Swedish firefighter wins affirmative action suit

Swedish firefighter wins affirmative action suit

A Swedish firefighter who filed a discrimination lawsuit after being denied a job because he had the "wrong" gender and ethnicity has been awarded 100,000 kronor ($16,000) in compensation.

‘Lazy’ pigeons flock to ride Stockholm metro

‘Lazy’ pigeons flock to ride Stockholm metro

A flock of Stockholm pigeons are using public transport for their daily jaunt foraging for food in the dumpsters and rubbish bins at a nearby shopping centre.

Nordea CEO: I should have stayed in rented flat

Nordea CEO: I should have stayed in rented flat

Christian Clausen, CEO of Nordic banking giant Nordea, has responded to criticism of the bank's purchase of a 22.5 million kronor ($3.4 million) flat for him in Stockholm, saying that had they anticipated the outrage, they would have acted differently.

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Young girl raped by mother, brother

A 44-year-old woman has been sentenced to six years imprisonment for the aggravated rape of her daughter.

Bildt: Sweden backs Balkans’ EU push

Bildt: Sweden backs Balkans’ EU push

Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said Wednesday that Sweden supports Western Balkan nations' EU aspirations, as Serbia seeks candidate status next month, but warned reforms must be an ongoing process.