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Banking giant probed over ‘hunting trips’

The CEO of Swedish banking giant Nordea is under investigation for taking free hunting trips, weeks after a similar scandal forced the resignation of another leading Swedish businessman.

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Rush hour rail delays expected in west Sweden

Trains in and out of Gothenburg are expected to be delayed for the rest of the day following a track problem at Lerum station just outside the city.

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Eight Swedes questioned over ferry ‘gang rape’

UPDATED: Police in Finland have questioned eight Swedish men following claims a woman was gang raped on a Viking Line ferry in Finnish waters over the weekend. Four of the suspects remained in custody on Monday afternoon.

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Facebook ‘torture’ video leads to Sweden arrest

UPDATED: A 28-year-old Syrian living in Sweden is facing war-crime charges over a vicious assault, after a video of the attack was posted on Facebook. It is the first case of its kind in Sweden.

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Millennium actress slams Swedish ‘Jante’ tradition

Currently back in her native Sweden at the Gothenburg Film Festival, Stieg Larsson star and London resident Noomi Rapace says she finds the Swedish attitude to success "oppressive".

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Icy Stockholm sees 43 accidents in six hours

Dozens of accidents were reported in the Stockholm area alone overnight as snow continued to fall across Sweden on Monday.

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Is this the toughest gym class in the world?

The Local watched in awe as pupils at a school in Stockholm plunged into the icy waters of a local lake as part of their gym class. Does this make them the toughest kids in the world?

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Car blast rocks Malmö after violent weekend

Malmö residents were awoken on Sunday night by a powerful blast as a car bomb exploded in the city centre, bringing to an end a violent weekend that left one person dead.

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Lund NFGL network visits Danish Parliament

Local NFGL networks have been formed - and they're already busy. The Lund NFGL Network took a trip to Danish Parliament, learning about a somewhat remarkable history of Danish democracy.

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House and villa prices jump across Sweden

The price of villas, town houses and semi-detached properties increased by six percent in 2014, according to new figures released by Sweden’s National Land Survey.