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Russia ‘blocks’ Stockholm property sale

The Swedish Enforcement Authority (Kronofogden) was about to seize and sell a property in Stockholm belonging to the Russian Trade Delegation when a letter to the agency from the country’s embassy stopped the proceedings, according to a report in trade and business paper Dagens Industri (DI).

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Killer who dumped body in sewer gets 12 years

A man was sentenced to 12 years prison on Monday for murdering his best friend, who was found a month later in a lake in southern Sweden.

‘Swedes’ debts cost society billions’: minister

‘Swedes’ debts cost society billions’: minister

According to minister for EU affairs, Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedes have too many debts. She has therefore launched an enquiry to map out the extent of the problem and come up with possible solutions, planned to be completed by 2013.

Sweden slashes 2012 growth forecast

Sweden slashes 2012 growth forecast

The Swedish economy is set for a major slowdown in 2012, according the spring budget presented on Monday by finance minister Anders Borg, who warned for the "downside risks" amid the continued economic uncertainty.

Paper sorry for ‘cosy’ ad over Utøya story

Paper sorry for ‘cosy’ ad over Utøya story

Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan was forced to apologize to readers who were shocked after finding an ad for “Cosy Sundays” straight across the headline of a story on the tragic massacre at Norwegian island Utøya in July last year.

Klas the kitty survives harrowing 200km ride

Klas the kitty survives harrowing 200km ride

A man in northern Sweden, who was taking a rest-stop after 200 kilometres of driving, got a shock after he heard a meow coming from the trailer of his car.

Police arrest three over slain Malmö teen

Police arrest three over slain Malmö teen

Three teenagers have been arrested in Malmö, in southern Sweden, under suspicion of the murder of 15-year-old Ardiwan Samir in the Rosengård district on New Year’s Eve.

Silence is golden for Social Democrats’ Löfven

Silence is golden for Social Democrats’ Löfven

Stefan Löfven appears to have found a recipe for success as the head of Sweden's Social Democrats: keeping his mouth shut. The question remains, however, as to just how long the strategy can be a winning one, argues historian and commentator David Linden.

Swedes’ tacos marred by grisly maggot-surprise

Swedes’ tacos marred by grisly maggot-surprise

A Friday night taco dinner at the Lindström household in central Sweden didn't turn out as planned after hundreds of crawling brown maggots emerged from a container of canned corn.

One in four study at Swedish unis via the net

One in four study at Swedish unis via the net

Earning college credit online is becoming increasingly popular in Sweden, where one in four university students now enrolls in a programme conducted over the internet.

Dogs attack Swedish women on horseback

Dogs attack Swedish women on horseback

Three female horseback riders were attacked by a pair of loose dogs while out for a ride on Sunday afternoon in eastern Sweden, with one woman suffering severe bites in the face and neck.