‘Drunken’ elk takes park swing for a ride

‘Drunken’ elk takes park swing for a ride

A Stockholm elk found himself in a tangle with a swing set on Monday following a suspected binge on fermented apples.

Chilean villagers sue Swedish mining company

Chilean villagers sue Swedish mining company

Over 700 villagers in northern Chile are suing Swedish mining company Boliden for 90 million kronor ($13.8 million) after it paid to have toxic wastes dumped near their village in the eighties, allegedly poisoning thousands of residents.

Barcelona sign 9-year-old Swedish boy wonder

Barcelona sign 9-year-old Swedish boy wonder

Nine-year-old Swedish footballing prodigy Zico Jr Marecaldi will leave his home town of Malmö in southern Sweden this week to move to Barcelona after having been signed up by the all-conquering Catalans.

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Drug bags found in crash survivors’ stomachs

Two men who were in a car accident in southern Sweden on Sunday are now suspected of drugs crimes after a hospital X-ray revealed suspicious packages in the stomachs of both the men.

Sweden slashes income tax in pre-election budget

Sweden slashes income tax in pre-election budget

The Swedish government has presented plans to introduce a fifth earned income tax credit into its budget proposition which will be presented to parliament on Wednesday, its last budget ahead of the 2014 election.

Sweden Democrats gain in church elections

Sweden Democrats gain in church elections

The Sweden Democrats more than doubled their support in Sunday's Church of Sweden elections, which were contested by only three of the main Riksdag parties as well as an assortment of other interest groups.

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Stockholm hit by two murders in two days

A 25-year-old man was shot dead in southern Stockholm on Sunday night, just one kilometre away from where another man was murdered on Friday, with police still unsure whether there is a connection between the shootings.

Street dance for king’s 40th year on throne

Street dance for king’s 40th year on throne

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrated 40 years as monarch Sunday in true Scandinavian egalitarian style by inviting everyone to come and dance at the royal palace.