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Murder victim's penis cut, stuffed down throat

A 33-year-old man was charged on Tuesday for the brutal murder of a man with a meat cleaver, during which the suspect cut off the victim's penis and stuffed it down his throat, newspaper Kvällsposten reported on Wednesday.

Swedish firm sets new record property price

Swedish firm sets new record property price

Swedish property concern Vasakronan has purchased the entire Blåmannen block in central Stockholm for 4.35 billion kronor ($639.51 million), setting a new price record for a commercial property in the country.

State funds fail to cut violence against women

Violence against women remains at the same level in Sweden as three years ago despite a 1 billion kronor ($147 million) government push to address the problem, a new report published on Wednesday has concluded.

Swedish scientists study ice man bacteria samples

Swedish scientists study ice man bacteria samples

A team of scientists are currently examining specimens of stomach bacteria from Ötzi the Iceman, who lived about 5,300 years ago, at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute (KI).

Sweden best for Nordic cancer care: study

Sweden best for Nordic cancer care: study

Sweden offers the best care and chance of survival against cancer in the Nordic countries, according to a new study published in The Lancet medical journal.

Sweden to close five embassies

Sweden to close five embassies

The Swedish government on Wednesday announced the closure of embassies in Buenos Aires, Brussels, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur and Luanda.

Wahlroos set to take over as Nordea chair

Wahlroos set to take over as Nordea chair

Swedish bank Nordea has announced that Chairman Hans Dalborg will retire next year, adding that it has put forward vice chairman Björn Wahlroos' name to take over for Dalborg.

Guiding your celestial way on the longest night

Guiding your celestial way on the longest night

Looking for something to keep you busy on the longest night of the year? Contributor Tom Callen offers a guide to reading the stars above Sweden during the winter solstice.

Transport agency at the ready as snow rolls in

Transport agency at the ready as snow rolls in

Sweden's Transport Administration has allocated extra resources to ensure transport alternatives continue to function as London air traffic is expected to return to normal, easing the passage of stranded Swedes.

Agency to wise up on religious minorities

Agency to wise up on religious minorities

Following recent criticism of the Sweden's decision to deport Christian Iraqis to Iraq, the government is set to demand that the Migration Board expand its knowledge of the conditions faced by religious minorities, reported Sveriges Radio's Ekot news programme on Wednesday.

Guest workers forced into 'slave-like' employ

Guest workers forced into 'slave-like' employ

Foreign guest workers are being tricked into coming to Sweden and forced to work under slave-like conditions, according to a new report which identifies the trade as a lucrative part of international organised crime.