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H&M mulls ditching US dollars for Chinese yuan

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz said Wednesday it's considering dumping the use of the US dollar in favour of the Chinese yuan to guard against currency fluctuations.

Sweden to reveal Colbert Twitter news ‘next week’

Sweden to reveal Colbert Twitter news ‘next week’

Officials in charge of Sweden's @Sweden Twitter account said on Thursday they are seriously considering handing the account over to US comedian Stephen Colbert, and plan to issue a decision on the matter as early as next week.

Drunk ‘admits murder’ to get ride home with cops

Drunk ‘admits murder’ to get ride home with cops

A woman from western Sweden is facing a hefty fine after she tried to get a free lift home by telling police she had just committed a murder.

Swedish students excel at English: study

Swedish students excel at English: study

Swedish 15-year-olds are very proficient in the English language while not as good at Spanish, according to the results of a comprehensive international language study presented on Thursday.

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Man charged for cutting off and eating wife’s lip

A university professor in Stockholm who sliced off his wife's lower lip and ate it, was formally charged on Thursday with aggravated assault for the attack.

Strawberry ‘scandal’ leaves Swedes seething

Strawberry ‘scandal’ leaves Swedes seething

Foreign strawberries are being repackaged and passed off as Swedish, causing outrage among growers and authorities to send samples to Germany for analysis in an effort to stop the black market trade.

Swedish bees board flight to Greenland

Swedish bees board flight to Greenland

Some 500,000 bees from northern Sweden checked into a flight bound for Greenland on Wednesday where they are destined to start a new life, contributing to the very exclusive local honey production.

Ecuador mulls Assange asylum bid: president

Ecuador mulls Assange asylum bid: president

Ecuador is weighing whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request for political asylum is motivated by fears of a death sentence or persecution for ideological reasons, its president told AFP late Wednesday on the sidelines of a UN summit.

Threat levels raised after power plant ‘bomb’ find

Threat levels raised after power plant ‘bomb’ find

After the discovery of explosives on the premises of Swedish nuclear power plant Ringhals south of Gothenburg on Wednesday afternoon, authorities quickly raised the threat level at all Swedish nuclear facilities.

Lundqvist awarded as NHL’s top goaltender

Lundqvist awarded as NHL’s top goaltender

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist took home his first Vezina Trophy as the top NHL goaltender this season, his 39 triumphs helping the Rangers to their best record since 1994.