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Archive for Wed, 08 Feb 2012

15-year-old girl abducted by father and armed men

A 15-year-old girl, taken into custody by social services last week, was removed on Sunday from her foster home by four armed men, one of which was her father.

Star Wars in Swedish causes fan outrage

Star Wars in Swedish causes fan outrage

Star Wars, The Phantom Menace, is about to hit Sweden's cinemas in 3D, dubbed into Swedish, a move which has infuriated die-hard fans and prompting them to lobby for a boycott of the film.

Saab to cut Swiss Gripen fighter price: report

Saab to cut Swiss Gripen fighter price: report

Swedish defence firm Saab will cut the price on its Gripen fighter jet to ensure that it wins a Swiss order after French planemaker Dassault threatened to undercut its offer, a report said Wednesday.

‘Hugging’ thieves baffle Stockholm police

‘Hugging' thieves baffle Stockholm police

A gang of tactile thieves in central Stockholm has embraced a new pickpocketing technique, leaving police baffled and dozens of victims stunned and phoneless.

'Swedish needs a gender-neutral pronoun'

'Swedish needs a gender-neutral pronoun'

The Swedish language is in need of a new pronoun free of preconceived notions about gender, argue a Swedish linguist along with representatives from a publishing house set to release a children's book featuring the word “hen” rather than “han” (he) or hon (she).

Twins ‘overwhelmed’ by new Indonesian findings

Twins ‘overwhelmed' by new Indonesian findings

29-year-old twins Lin Backlund and Emilie Falk, adopted to separate Swedish families at birth, are lying low after reporters in Indonesia claimed to have found their birth mother and family.

Bones and guts in military 'horror dungeon'

Two aspiring officers at a military training centre in western Sweden have been reprimanded after building a ”horror dungeon” with bones, faeces and animal guts meant to frighten younger trainees.

British PM in Sweden to discuss women and work

British PM in Sweden to discuss women and work

David Cameron joined Fredrik Reinfeldt and other heads of government from northern Europe who have gathered in Stockholm to discuss common future challenges at the Northern Future Forum.

Swede charged following US child porn bust

Swede charged following US child porn bust

A 38-year-old Swedish man has been charged with child pornography crimes after a probe in the United States uncovered thousands of images that were traced to the man's home in southern Sweden.

Man performed surgery on his own dog

Man performed surgery on his own dog

A dog-owner in eastern Sweden is believed to have carried out a botched operation on his own dog without the use of anesthetics or properly stitching the wound.

Few Swedes ready to work until they're 75: poll

Few Swedes ready to work until they're 75: poll

An overwhelming majority of Swedes disagree with Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's suggestion that workers should be ready to stay on the job until they are 75, a new poll shows.

'Deadly' train crossing claims third victim

A man died after he was hit by a train in Stenungsund in western Sweden on Tuesday afternoon, at the same location where two Swedish teenagers were killed by a train in September 2010.