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Loreen takes home Melodifestivalen win

Loreen takes home Melodifestivalen win

Sweden's contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest this year has been decided. The winner of 2012 year's Swedish music fest Melodifestivalen is Loreen, with the song “Euphoria”.

Pregnant Swedes in labour gas ban outrage

Pregnant Swedes in labour gas ban outrage

Use of laughing gas during labour may soon be no more than a memory for women giving birth in Sweden. Gävleborg hospital, in northeastern Sweden, is first to cut off the use of nitrous oxide as pain relief.

Teen girls held captive in prostitution ring

Swedish police uncovered what appears to be a prostitution ring in Fittja, a suburb south of Stockholm, arresting two men on suspicion of kidnapping.

'If I was Pärson I would've quit long ago': Lindsey Vonn

'If I was Pärson I would've quit long ago': Lindsey Vonn

For her eleventh World Cup win of the season, American skiing sensation Vonn beat out her Swedish counterpart Anja Pärson by nearly six seconds and says that if she were in Pärson's shoes, she would've quit long ago.

Swedish company sent Swastikas to Germany

A Swedish paper manufacturer made an unpleasant discovery recently, when they found that someone had been drawing swastikas on the company's paper rolls - later exported to a major client in Germany.

Swedish teen girl offered job as 'man-eater'

A teenage girl looking for work updated her CV at the Swedish National Employment Office (Arbetsförmedlingen), and was offered a job as "man-eater" at a Swedish call center.