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Thieves hit Gothenburg shipping terminal

Police believe a gang of organized criminals is behind the daring weekend heist of two trailers filled with valuable electronics from a Stena Line shipping terminal in Gothenburg.

Buoyant start to stock exchange week

The Stockholm stock exchange has begun the week on a high note with the OMXS index gaining 4.6 percent on Monday.

Traffic agency chases up foreign drivers' unpaid parking fines

Traffic agency chases up foreign drivers' unpaid parking fines

Drivers of foreign-registered cars in Sweden may want to start paying more attention to the country's parking rules.

Police solve six percent of Sweden's crimes

Police solve six percent of Sweden's crimes

Nearly 95 percent of violent crimes and robberies committed in Sweden go unsolved, and an individual police officer solves an average of three crimes per year, according to a recent analysis.

Higher birth rates among Sweden's foreign-born

Higher birth rates among Sweden's foreign-born

Foreign-born women living in Sweden are giving birth to more children on average than women born in Sweden, new statistics show.

Sweden's October layoffs hit historic highs

October 2008 was the worst month for layoffs in Sweden in more than 15 years, according to new statistics.

Discover Ystad: Just follow the trail of blood

Discover Ystad: Just follow the trail of blood

TV viewers around the world are soon to get their first glimpse of the seaside town of Ystad with the screening of three new BBC movies starring Kenneth Branagh as Inspector Kurt Wallander. David Wiles takes us on a blood-soaked tour of Scandinavia's murder capital.

Halloween drunk douses children with wine

Halloween drunk douses children with wine

A man in western Sweden is facing harassment charges after tricking and mistreating two children who called to his door as part of the weekend's Halloween celebrations, Sveriges Radio reports.

Winter rail destinations: Narvik

Winter rail destinations: Narvik

With single runs over 3,000 metres long and pristine off-piste powder set against one of the most awe-inspiring natural backdrops on earth, it's no wonder Narvik has been described as home to the world´s most beautiful setting for skiing.

Deadly weekend for Swedish boaters

Boating accidents in Sweden claimed three lives at the weekend, while the search continues for the fourth member of the crew of a boat that sank in Lake Mälaren on Friday near Västerås.

Swedish lesbians in historic Taj Mahal wedding

Swedish lesbians in historic Taj Mahal wedding

Two young women from Sweden tied the knot at the weekend in the first known lesbian "marriage" near India's famed Taj Mahal, newspapers said on Monday.

Popular Arab singer arrested in Stockholm on drug charges

Police in Stockholm arrested Syrian-Lebanese singing star George Wassouf at his hotel on Saturday on charges of drug possession shortly before he was due to perform a concert.