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Viktor Blom set for most expensive European Poker Tournament ever

The most expensive poker tournament in Europe ever will be played in Monte Carlo April 23-25, and one of the players will be 21-year-old Swede Viktor Blom.

‘Sweden has betrayed the Arab struggle for democracy’

‘Sweden has betrayed the Arab struggle for democracy’

Revelations that Sweden has helped the regime in Saudi Arabia enhance its military capabilities amount to a betrayal of the Arab spring and support for a Saudi-backed Arab counter-revolution, argue a group of Arab and Swedish pro-democracy activists.

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Seven convicted in brutal gang rape case

Seven of the eight men charged with the aggravated rape of a woman at a housing facility for asylum seekers in Småland, southeastern Sweden, last year were convicted and sentenced to prison on Wednesday in the Eksjö District Court.

Viking-era ‘piggy bank’ yields silver treasure

Viking-era ‘piggy bank’ yields silver treasure

A bronze, Viking-era "piggy-bank" containing thousands silver coins dating from the 11th century has been unearthed on the Baltic island of Gotland in what Swedish archaeologists have described as a "fantastic" treasure find.

Blue the green parrot calls ‘papa’, finds mother

Blue the green parrot calls ‘papa’, finds mother

A family from eastern Sweden who feared their missing pet parrot had perished in freezing cold temperatures could hardly believe their ears when they heard squawks of "paaaapaaa" emanating from a nearby forest.

Swedish tourists weather Thai tsunami scare

Swedish tourists weather Thai tsunami scare

The tsunami scare that followed an earth quake in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale, had tourists fleeing the beaches of Thailand and Indonesia for higher grounds.

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High-schooler vies for spot on Investor board

A 20-year-old Swede who has yet to graduate from high school has nominated himself to the board of Investor, one of Sweden's most powerful investment companies.

Swedish sex addict seeks help, molests therapist

Swedish sex addict seeks help, molests therapist

A man in southern Sweden suffering from sex addiction, who recently sought help in order to combat his problems, has been sentenced to community service after sexually molesting his female therapist.

Homeless Swede wins tent subsidy battle

Homeless Swede wins tent subsidy battle

A homeless Stockholm man has been granted a subsidy from local authorities to purchase camping equipment rather than stay in the “substandard” temporary accommodation provided for homeless people.

Skanska workers held hostage by rebels in Peru

Skanska workers held hostage by rebels in Peru

Thirty-six workers who provide services to a gas transportation company are being held hostage in Peru by suspected Shining Path guerrillas, one of the companies that employ the workers reported Tuesday.

Texting behind the wheel ‘harmless’: agency

Texting behind the wheel ‘harmless’: agency

There is no reason to ban texting and talking on mobile phones without hands-free while driving, according to a report from the Swedish National Road and Transport Institute (Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut - VTI), handed to the government on Wednesday.

‘Psychotic’ patients left with no running water

‘Psychotic’ patients left with no running water

Patients in a psychiatric clinic in Lund have been without running water for two days after a nearby fire cut off their supply, leaving many mentally ill patients unable to shower or flush the toilet.

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Man stabbed to death in Stockholm shelter

One man is dead and another seriously injured after an argument in a homeless shelter in Stockholm turned into a knife fight late on Tuesday night.