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Swedes face toilet paper shortage in wake of strike threat

The threat of a toilet paper shortage looming large over Sweden on Wednesday after a labour union warned it would block deliveries from several Swedish toilet paper factories in a show of solidarity with another union group negotiating for higher pay.

Sex texting local official kept job for weeks

Sex texting local official kept job for weeks

A local official in northern Sweden was allowed to stay on the job for several weeks after it was revealed that he had been sending sex-themed text messages to a disabled woman, before finally being asked to leave on Wednesday.

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Uni’s ‘bad advice’ costs student grad degree

A woman who recently completed a master's programme at Uppsala University may lose her "dream job" after erroneous information about eligible courses has left her without a diploma.

Bear set for Swedish zoo gets ‘cold feet’ and flees

Bear set for Swedish zoo gets ‘cold feet’ and flees

A bear, which was destined for a zoo in central Sweden, has escaped from its enclosure in Alaska, and is now at large, forcing zookeepers to launch a search party.

‘Swedish loving’ Lady Gaga to hit Stockholm

‘Swedish loving’ Lady Gaga to hit Stockholm

Pop music mega star Lady Gaga has announced that she will be performing in Stockholm, and it’s not the first time she has shown her love of Sweden… and the Swedish language.

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Three convicted in killing of teen refugee

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to eleven years in prison for fatally shooting a 16-year-old Afghan asylum seeker in the face at a refugee home in southern Sweden last autumn.

Saab trustees declare multi-billion kronor debt

Saab trustees declare multi-billion kronor debt

Saab has announced official figures of their multi-billion kronor debt, as the struggling car manufacturer and its assets go under the hammer on Tuesday.

Obama’s anti-Semitism expert to meet Reepalu

Obama’s anti-Semitism expert to meet Reepalu

Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu, still in the doghouse for recent comments about the city's Jewish community, will meet with President Barack Obama’s anti-Semitism representative, who is due to visit Malmö in two weeks.

Swedish opera singers make ‘house calls’ for the soul

Swedish opera singers make ‘house calls’ for the soul

Singers from a Stockholm opera house are using the power of their voices during private "house calls" designed to help lift people's spirits, the AFP's Igor Gedilaghine discovers.

Man invites cop to ‘do a line’ of cocaine

Man invites cop to ‘do a line’ of cocaine

A man's happy-go-lucky night at a Stockholm pub took an abrupt turn for the worse on Saturday when he offered cocaine to a new-found friend that turned out to be an off-duty police officer.

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19-year-old woman raped in stadium toilet

A 19-year-old woman reported being raped by an unknown man in a public toilet at a Stockholm football stadium during the middle of a match on Monday evening.