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Single Swedes set for insemination go-ahead

Single Swedes set for insemination go-ahead

The Centre Party, Liberals (Folkpartiet) and the Moderates want single women to have access to artificial insemination treatment, and are proposing a change to current laws despite opposition from coalition partners the Christian Democrats.

Naming princess Estelle a 'political statement' by Swedish Royal Family

Naming princess Estelle a 'political statement' by Swedish Royal Family

In naming Sweden's newest princess Estelle, the Royal Family is trying to revive the legacy of Folke Bernadotte, the Swedish royal and diplomat who was assassinated in Israel, argues biographer Göran Burén.

Stockholm men ranked 'world's sexiest'

Stockholm men ranked 'world's sexiest'

Stockholm men are the best looking in the world, according to a new ranking, taking home the number one spot in a category Swedes have dominated in the past.

Police bust massive sex trafficking ring

Six men are set to be charged on Wednesday in the Gothenburg District Court on suspicions of operating a comprehensive human trafficking operation which brought young women from Romania to Sweden to sell sex.

'<i>Jag älskar dig</i>': American parakeet learns Swedish

'Jag älskar dig': American parakeet learns Swedish

A parakeet in New York has been learning Swedish – in order to console a feathered Facebook friend from Malmö in southern Sweden who was feeling a bit under the weather.

Turkish firm pulls Saab bid over GM 'rebuff'

Turkish firm pulls Saab bid over GM 'rebuff'

Turkish private equity firm Brightwell Holdings has withdrawn a bid to buy bankrupt Swedish carmaker Saab owing to a lack of cooperation from former owner GM, a Swedish daily reported Tuesday.

Police raid shutters Swedish file sharing site

Police raid shutters Swedish file sharing site

Swepiracy, one of Sweden's largest file sharing sites, has been closed down following a coordinated raid by authorities in Sweden and the Netherlands.

Pippa Middleton to ski in Sweden's Vasaloppet

Pippa Middleton to ski in Sweden's Vasaloppet

Philippa "Pippa" Middleton, sister-in-law to Britain's Prince William, is set to compete in Sweden's annual Vasaloppet cross-country ski race in a bid to raise money to fight children's hunger.

WikiLeaks probed Swedish journos: report

WikiLeaks probed Swedish journos: report

Swedish journalists were the subject of a secret probe by WikiLeaks aimed at exposing what leaders of the whistleblower website are convinced is a conspiracy by Sweden against founder Julian Assange.

Nude TV contestant charged for violence

A Swedish TV show contestant was charged with violently resisting arrest on Monday after he had caused trouble while naked at a hotel room when the day's filming was complete.

Sweden's 'snow man' to be documentary film

Sweden's 'snow man' to be documentary film

The 44-year-old man who was trapped in his snowed-in car in Umeå, northern Sweden, for over two months is set to become the basis of a documentary by the Discovery Channel.