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Man cleared of raping teenager in his sleep

A man who was convicted of raping an underage girl after a DNA test showed he was the father of her unborn child has been cleared by an appeals court – because he was asleep at the time.

Swedish fire chief reveals delay in reaching fatal blaze

Swedish fire chief reveals delay in reaching fatal blaze

Emergency services were delayed to an apartment fire in Uppsala because of stone-throwing and car burning incidents in the area.

EU hits truck cartel with record price fixing fine

EU hits truck cartel with record price fixing fine

Sweden's Volvo Group has been fined for forming a cartel with other truck makers.

Holidaying Zlatan to sit out Manchester United China tour

Holidaying Zlatan to sit out Manchester United China tour

Perhaps being kicked out of the Euro 2016 after three matches was too much of a strain.

Swedish shoppers creeped out by giant spider discovery

Swedish shoppers creeped out by giant spider discovery

A giant, hairy tarantula found in the fruit section of a Swedish supermarket was probably left there by its owner, according to the store manager.

Why everyone is talking about Sweden’s GTA pride parade

Why everyone is talking about Sweden’s GTA pride parade

The Los Santos Pride modification adds a pride parade to computer game Grand Theft Auto V. Its co-creator told The Local that it has sparked plenty of debate only a week after launching.

Volvo eyes jobs boost in Sweden, but cuts in US

Volvo eyes jobs boost in Sweden, but cuts in US

Sweden's Volvo Group is planning to boost its workforce in Gothenburg by another 400-500 people, thanks to an unexpected rise in profits.

Malmö police probe three shootings within 11 minutes

Malmö police probe three shootings within 11 minutes

Shots were fired at three different locations in the southern Swedish city on Monday, and police are working on the theory that the incidents could be linked.

Swedish House Mafia DJ sparks popsicle protest

Swedish House Mafia DJ sparks popsicle protest

Temperance advocates in Sweden are unhappy with DJ and producer Sebastian Ingrosso's alcoholic popsicles.

‘Sweden is the most extreme country in the world’

‘Sweden is the most extreme country in the world’

In terms of values Sweden is the most extreme country in the world, argues Patrik Lindenfors, associate professor at Stockholm University's Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution.