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Murder trial delayed after bomb threat

The court case against the man suspected of shooting dead 51-year-old axe-attack victim Esa Rano was interrupted on Thursday by a bomb threat.

Burglars target Royals’ summer residence

Burglars target Royals’ summer residence

When Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were fast asleep in the Royal family’s summer residence Solliden Palace on the Baltic island of Öland, a burglar struck against a property on the estate.

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Drugs smuggler ends up in Swedish hospital

A man who swallowed capsules of cocaine to smuggle into Sweden has been jailed for five years after turning himself into border security at the airport “feeling unwell”.

German airline to build igloo village in Sweden

German airline to build igloo village in Sweden

A German airline has revealed plans to build an igloo village in northern Sweden, which a spokesman has labelled as an "alternative to Kiruna's Ice Hotel".

Sony cuts Sweden workforce by 15 percent

Sony cuts Sweden workforce by 15 percent

Sony said Thursday it would chop 15 percent of the workforce at its struggling mobile phone unit and move its headquarters to Tokyo from Sweden as the Japanese consumer electronics giant slashes costs.

Stockholm enjoys six ‘summer’ days in 2012

Stockholm enjoys six ‘summer’ days in 2012

Swedes were slightly shortchanged on summer this year, with Stockholm only enjoying six days of temperatures over 25 degrees Celsius, compared with 28 days in 2011.

Police to question Tetra Pak heir on Palme: report

Police to question Tetra Pak heir on Palme: report

Swedish police will be questioning Tetra Pak heir Hans Kristian Rausing about his alleged information about the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme in the 1980s, according to a report in the Expressen newspaper.

Lawyer has ‘surprising’ news in Assange case

Lawyer has ‘surprising’ news in Assange case

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer Thursday said he had key information relating to the rape claims his client was facing which would be surprising when revealed, a report said.

Rise in STDs among young Swedes: report

Rise in STDs among young Swedes: report

Sexually transmitted diseases gonorrhea and chlamydia are continuing to rise among Sweden’s young according to fresh figures from the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet).

Swedish towns to offer ‘night time’ childcare

Swedish towns to offer ‘night time’ childcare

Over the course of 2012 a record number of childcare facilities catering for inconvenient hours will be opened across Sweden, according to a new survey carried out by news agency TT.