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Norwegian Hercules plane missing in Sweden

Norwegian Hercules plane missing in Sweden

A Norwegian Hercules C-130 military transport plane with five people on board lost contact on Thursday afternoon with the airport in northern Sweden where it was scheduled to land

Unknown Swedish prisoner may provide clues to Wallenberg mystery

Unknown Swedish prisoner may provide clues to Wallenberg mystery

A so far unidentified Swedish prisoner in Soviet captivity in the 1950s may provide historians with more clues as to the fate of missing WWII diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, argues historian Susanne Berger.

Swedish court disallows teen's Sharia marriage

Swedish court disallows teen's Sharia marriage

A Swedish court has ruled that a 17-year-old girl's marriage by a Sharia court in the West Bank is invalid in Sweden, overturning a lower court's decision.

Swedish cops bash at-work breakfast ban

Swedish cops bash at-work breakfast ban

Plans to put a stop to the cherished tradition of eating casual breakfasts at the police station in Västmanland County, central Sweden, has hungry officers up in arms at the prospect of having munch their morning meals on their own time.

'Fake' grandkids defraud elderly Swedes

'Fake' grandkids defraud elderly Swedes

Two men have been apprehended by police after a long search for the fraudsters who had been duping elderly Swedes into believing they were giving money to their grandchildren.

Sweden mulls ban on smoking outdoors

Sweden mulls ban on smoking outdoors

The Swedish government is looking at extending a current ban on smoking to include several outdoor spaces in a bid to reduce children's exposure to the dangers of second-hand smoke.

Norwegian fury over Stockholm 'propaganda'

Norwegian fury over Stockholm 'propaganda'

Frustration over Stockholm's claim to be the "Capital of Scandinavia" has reached new levels, as angry Norwegian delegates tore up entrance cards bearing the slogan at a recent trade show in France.

Busty Swede 'loses' boob in mud wrestling mishap

Busty Swede 'loses' boob in mud wrestling mishap

A buxom Swedish blonde blogger "lost a breast" after a rough-and-tumble reality show mud wrestling match dislodged one of her silicone implants.

Volvo 'in talks' with NBA superstar Jeremy Lin

Volvo 'in talks' with NBA superstar Jeremy Lin

Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo Cars is reportedly in talks with Asian-American basketball star Jeremy Lin in hopes he will endorse their product and bring greater awareness of Volvo in China.

Secret Saudi intelligence sent via Hotmail: report

Secret Saudi intelligence sent via Hotmail: report

A high-ranking official at Sweden's defence ministry has been found to have sent notes on highly confidential negotiations with the Saudis regarding a controversial arms deal though a private email address, according to a report in daily Dagens Nyheter (DN).

Gang leader fails to turn up for trial, found dead

A 49-year-old leader for Swedish motorcycle gang Outlaws in southern Sweden never turned up for his own trial on Tuesday. Six hours later he was found murdered.

Whiplash-injured Swede loads crates of drink

Whiplash-injured Swede loads crates of drink

When officers from Försäkringskassan, the Swedish agency that deals with social benefits, did a spot check at a customs ferry control in Oskarshamn, in southern Sweden, they found more than thirty people on some form of invalidity benefit returning from an alcohol run to Germany.