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Borg has 'worst' personal finances among Swedish ministers: report

Borg has 'worst' personal finances among Swedish ministers: report

Swedish finance minister Anders Borg, known for lecturing Swedes about the dangers of borrowing too much money, has a mortgage worth more than the value of his home, according to new investigation.

Woman brings dead baby to clinic in paper bag

A woman turned up at a hospital in Helsingborg in western Sweden on Friday with a paper bag containing a dead baby.

Uppsala trio make YouTube hit with Robyn and cottage cheese mix

Uppsala trio make YouTube hit with Robyn and cottage cheese mix

A grainy video of three young women singing a tune by Swedishh pop star Robyn at a kitchen table, accompanying themselves with empty cottage cheese boxes, is the latest YouTube-hit sensation out of Sweden.

Saab pulls plug on China funding deal

Saab pulls plug on China funding deal

Swedish Automobile (Swan), the owner of Saab, said on Sunday that it had broken off a deal for funding with the two Chinese firms Pang Da and Youngman, seen by many as the only hope of keeping the cash-strapped carmaker out of bankruptcy.

Ex-Sweden Democrat MP involuntarily committed

Ex-Sweden Democrat MP involuntarily committed

Independent Swedish MP William Petzäll, who left the Sweden Democrats amidst a battle with substance abuse, has been involuntarily committed to treatment after a recent hospitalization.

Man paid teen boys to rape underage girl

A man and two 16-year-old boys were charged on Friday for the rape of a girl in her lower teens. According to the charge sheet, the man paid the boys to rape the girl and film the incident.

Who are those around us we don't really see?

Who are those around us we don't really see?

Swedish journalist and commentator Love Liman explains how a recent trip to a local grill stand led to an unexpected exchange with an Iraqi chemist.

Sweden threat level remains elevated: Säpo

Sweden threat level remains elevated: Säpo

Swedish security service Säpo has chosen to keep the terror threat level in Sweden elevated due to the increased mention of the country on terrorist-inspired web pages.

Sweden sees spike in sudden infant deaths

Sweden sees spike in sudden infant deaths

The incidence of cot death, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has begun to increase again in Sweden with 27 children dying in 2010.

Teen alcohol programme has 'no effect': study

Teen alcohol programme has 'no effect': study

A nationwide programme aimed at tackling drinking among young people has 'no effect' at all on drinking habits, according to a new study.

Thai massage parlours in sex trade raids

Thai massage parlours in sex trade raids

Police and the tax authorities have launched closer surveillance of Thai massage parlours in the country, suspecting that the sharp increase in their number indicates sex trafficking and tax evasion.