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School to bullied lesbian teen: don’t be so gay

A school in southern Sweden told a female student to "tone down" her homosexuality as a remedy to bullying from other students for being gay, prompting the girl to report the school for discrimination.

Borg warns of ‘likely’ Greece default

Borg warns of ‘likely’ Greece default

Attempts to help Greece avoid bankruptcy appear doomed to fail, Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said Thursday, adding however that Athens might still manage to cling to the euro.

‘Ghostrider’ biker speaks out: ‘don’t even try it’

‘Ghostrider’ biker speaks out: ‘don’t even try it’

A daredevil motorcyclist known as the “Ghostrider” has spoken out about his latest video in which he reaches speeds of nearly 300 kilometres as he dodges traffic on a road in northern Sweden.

‘Angry birds’ strike fear in Swedish golfers

‘Angry birds’ strike fear in Swedish golfers

A golf club in southern Sweden is planning to hunt the crows on their course after a violent spate of attacks and thieveries have left golfers in fear.

Was Reinfeldt’s ‘boring’ speech the ‘best’ so far?

Was Reinfeldt’s ‘boring’ speech the ‘best’ so far?

While expectations were high ahead of Fredrik Reinfeldt's speech at Almedalen, correspondent and commentator David Linden reports that it remains unclear whether Sweden's prime minister really wowed the crowd – or voters.

Sweden to offer prostitutes sick pay

Sweden to offer prostitutes sick pay

Prostitutes in Sweden who pay taxes should have the right to sick pay, according to new guidelines being drawn up by the National Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan).

Volvo sells aerospace unit to Britain’s GKN

Volvo sells aerospace unit to Britain’s GKN

Sweden's Volvo AB announced on Thursday it was selling its Volvo Aero aerospace engine subsidiary to British vehicle engineering group GKN for 6.9 billion kronor ($987 million).

Sweden hikes growth forecast for 2012

Sweden hikes growth forecast for 2012

Sweden's finance ministry on Wednesday raised its growth forecast for 2012 but said the economy would grow slower than previously expected next year due to the deepening European debt crisis.

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Young man shot dead in Gothenburg

A man was found shot dead in a residential area of Gothenburg following reports of gunfire before shortly before 1am on Thursday morning.

Assange rape allegations ‘hilarious’: minister

Assange rape allegations ‘hilarious’: minister

Ecuador's foreign minister has said that rape and sexual assault cases lodged in Sweden against Julian Assange are laughable, but no ruling has yet been made on the WikiLeaks founder's asylum application.

Disputed US expert offers help in Mangs’s defence

Disputed US expert offers help in Mangs’s defence

Adina Schwartz, a controversial US ballistics expert, gave testimony at the trial of Peter Mangs in Malmö on Wednesday in an effort to prove that bullets found at the crime scenes could not be tied to the weapon of the suspected Malmö sniper.