Swedish woman kills 14,000 ‘revolting’ slugs

Swedish woman kills 14,000 ‘revolting’ slugs

A woman in eastern Sweden has taken matters into her own hands after an army of Spanish "killer" slugs threatened to take over her garden – having personally killed 14,000 of the marauding creatures since May.

Crisis, conservatism, and China: the centre-right jockeys for position

Crisis, conservatism, and China: the centre-right jockeys for position

Correspondent and commentator David Linden looks at whether leaders of Sweden's three centre-right political parties – which sometimes struggle in the shadow of the Moderates – managed to put their parties in the Almedalen spotlight.

‘Exploding iPhone’ leaves Swedish man in shock

‘Exploding iPhone’ leaves Swedish man in shock

An ex-Volvo engineer in Sweden who recently tried to change the battery on his iPhone got a shock and lost a tooth after the popular Apple smartphone exploded and caught fire.

Sweden warns heroin users after anthrax death

Sweden warns heroin users after anthrax death

The death of a drug user in Denmark from what is believed to be a batch of heroin contaminated by anthrax has prompted a warning from Swedish health authorities to the country's heroin users.

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Police cordon off hospital after mystery powder find

Police cordoned off the entrance to a hospital in Gothenburg after a man arrived with an unknown powder on his body on Monday morning.

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Swedish fraud figures double: report

The number fraud cases reported in Sweden has doubled in the past ten years, with people born outside of Sweden among those most often targeted, according to new statistics.

New flood warnings: ‘it’s going to get worse’

New flood warnings: ‘it’s going to get worse’

Heavy rains caused flooding in parts of south central Sweden, prompting the country's weather agency to issue warnings Sunday night that a number of rivers may burst their banks.

Fans divided as Malmö to host Eurovision 2013

Fans divided as Malmö to host Eurovision 2013

The 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the southern Swedish city of Malmö organizers confirmed Sunday, with the news angering some fans who were set for a Stockholm final.

Diabetes numbers rise among young Swedes

Diabetes numbers rise among young Swedes

As obesity numbers in Sweden expand, more and more Swedes are suffering from diabetes and at least half of them don’t even know it, according to new statistics.

Man survives after car plunges into ravine

Man survives after car plunges into ravine

A 65-year-old man who failed to return from a shopping errand late on Sunday night was found stuck inside his car which had plunged headfirst into a six-metre ravine and had stuck fast.

Teary air hostess causes panic on Swedish flight

Teary air hostess causes panic on Swedish flight

After smoke started to billow from the cockpit of a Malmö Aviation plane bound for Spain, a crash landing warning from a teary air hostess caused mass hysteria among passengers.