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Skanska profits double but fail to beat forecasts

Swedish construction and civil engineering group Skanska announced Thursday its net profit doubled in the first quarter year-on-year, but its residential sector performed poorly.

H&M apologizes for super-tan bikini model ad

H&M apologizes for super-tan bikini model ad

Swedish cheap-and-chic fashion giant H&M on Thursday apologized over a swimwear campaign featuring a deeply tanned model that sparked outrage among cancer groups.

Pregnant reindeer death shock: ‘they all exploded’

Pregnant reindeer death shock: ‘they all exploded’

The remains of an entire herd of pregnant reindeer were found on Thursday near the bottom of a 1,200 metre-high cliff in northern Sweden, having all apparently plummeted to their death.

Irish invasion as Gaelic football hits Stockholm

Irish invasion as Gaelic football hits Stockholm

The first round of the Nordic Gaelic football championship takes place this weekend in Stockholm, and with more Irish people coming to Sweden to escape the economic gloom in their homeland, the event promises to be the biggest yet.

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‘Immature’ kids more likely to get ADHD drugs

Children in Sweden diagnosed with attention deficit disorders like ADHD may simply be immature in comparison to their peers, according to new statistics.

Doctor jailed for sexually molesting patients

Doctor jailed for sexually molesting patients

A Swedish doctor has been jailed for molesting his female patients after 11 women reported him for his sexual advances during examinations.

Cowboy hat smuggler jailed at Norway border

Cowboy hat smuggler jailed at Norway border

A smuggler travelling across Sweden's western border recently baffled customs officials who found over 500 cowboy hats stashed in the back of his car along with a large quantity of booze and cigarettes.

Swedish woman swallows scalpels – dies

Swedish woman swallows scalpels – dies

A patient at a Swedish psychiatric ward in Helsingborg, in the south of Sweden, has recently died after swallowing two surgical implements while visiting the Växjö hospital Centrallasarettet.

Drunken airline pilot stopped at Arlanda

Drunken airline pilot stopped at Arlanda

A Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) pilot scheduled to fly a plane out of Stockholm's Arlanda airport on Tuesday afternoon was stopped from leaving after failing a breathalyzer test.

Swedish metal star hurt in head-banging mishap

Swedish metal star hurt in head-banging mishap

Some inadvertent head-banging involving a pair of red underpants left the lead singer of a Swedish death metal band bloodied and in hospital, forcing the band to cancel a show in the United States.

Sweden beat Germany in fourth world hockey win

Sweden beat Germany in fourth world hockey win

Sweden on Wednesday night outscored Germany 5-2 in the Globen arena in Stockholm to remain their group's table-toppers with four wins in as many matches.