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Stockholm parking spots pricier than apartments

Stockholm parking spots pricier than apartments

A 700,000 kronor ($105,051) asking price didn't stop the sale of a parking spot in Stockholm's trendy Östermalm district where the price for real estate designated for cars can exceed the per square-metre price of nearby apartments.

Swedish paper 'hijacked' by racy Paris Hilton pics

Swedish paper 'hijacked' by racy Paris Hilton pics

When readers of the southern Sweden daily Sydsvenskan surfed onto the site on Monday, they were greeted not by the latest news from the region but images of a scantily clad Paris Hilton and other less-than-fully-dressed celebrities.

Runaway krona must be 'reined in': experts

Runaway krona must be 'reined in': experts

The Swedish krona is 25 percent overvalued against the US dollar, according to the OECD, jeopardizing the currency's appeal as a “safe haven” for investors.

Man admits to stabbing 10-year-old girl

Man admits to stabbing 10-year-old girl

A 28-year-old man suspected of stabbing a young girl in the throat in a Gothenburg schoolyard at the beginning of February has confessed to the crime, after being apprehended in another European country.

Swedish soldiers held 'fight club' in Afghanistan

Swedish soldiers held 'fight club' in Afghanistan

Swedish military police are investigating a suspected illegal boxing match arranged by a group of Swedish soldiers at the Mazar-i-Sharif base in Afghanistan which reportedly left one soldier in need of medical treatment.

'Most Swedish emigrants ever in 2011': report

2011 marked the largest exodus from Sweden in history with over 50,000 people leaving the country, with China proving to be an ever more popular destination for Swedes who move abroad.

Pastor left own sex pics on work computer

Pastor left own sex pics on work computer

A pastor from central Sweden who uploaded “pornographic” pictures of himself and his girlfriend to an office computer will not be sacked over the incident.

Murdered girl's mother to sue Swedish state

Murdered girl's mother to sue Swedish state

Carina Höglund, mother to 2008's 10-year-old murder victim Engla, is suing the government for its inability to protect her daughter in what she claimed was a preventable attack.

Swedish gyno takes heat for stimulating 'demo'

Swedish gyno takes heat for stimulating 'demo'

A gynaecologist in Gothenburg has been charged with two cases of sexual abuse after allegedly sexually molesting two patients during their examinations.

'He said he was living in the woods': shopkeeper

'He said he was living in the woods': shopkeeper

A Swede pulled from a snowed-in car claiming he had not eaten for two months had lived in the vehicle since mid-2011, media reported, as experts said the "miraculous survival" was theoretically possible.