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Swedish heavy metal tune gets stunning sign language makeover

Swedish heavy metal tune gets stunning sign language makeover

An impassioned sign language interpretation of a Swedish heavy metal song has turned an unassuming actor into an overnight YouTube sensation.

Wreckage found in plane crash search

Wreckage found in plane crash search

Rescue teams have located wreckage of the missing Norwegian Hercules aircraft near Sweden's highest peak, military sources confirmed Friday evening, as the search continues for the five officers who were on board when the plane disappeared on Thursday.

Poverty drops in Sweden: report

The number of poor households in Sweden has decreased after a dramatic rise over the last ten years, according to figures that the Parliamentary Investigative Service (Riksdagens utredningstjänst - RUT) has calculated on the behest of the Left Party.

Stockholm museum to get 3D renovation

Stockholm museum to get 3D renovation

This weekend, the City Museum of Stockholm will have a temporary new façade in the form of a 3D projection mapping project developed by Swedish multi-media artist, Jesper Wachtmeister.

Grab a taste of Sweden's 10 Michelin-rated eateries

Grab a taste of Sweden's 10 Michelin-rated eateries

When the French Guide Michelin published its guide on Wednesday, Stockholm remained in the lead as the main gastronomic city of Scandinavia, with two restaurants retaining their two star status.

Swedish church's new recruitment ploy: wine

Swedish church's new recruitment ploy: wine

A Swedish church with dwindling parish numbers has turned to the pulling powers of alcohol in the hope of bringing in new members, and has invited people who've recently turned forty to come in for a wine tasting.

Begrimed baguettes cause bakery battle

Begrimed baguettes cause bakery battle

It's News in Brief Friday again, where we've captured some of the shorter tales that caught our attention – this week including a ski race around the Stockholm castle, begrimed baguettes, bungling bird baiters, and the anniversary of a rather unusual murder.

'Neutrality to blame in Saudi arms scandal'

'Neutrality to blame in Saudi arms scandal'

Sweden's neutrality policy and its inability choose between decency and Soviet oppression lies at the heart of the current Saudi arms deal scandal, argues libertarian Swedish commentator and author Fredrik Segerfeldt.

Man with machete leaves woman, dog bloodied

Man with machete leaves woman, dog bloodied

A machete-wielding man went on a wild rampage in northern Sweden on Thursday, first slashing a woman in the face before hijacking a minivan filled with students.

Man dies after hospital mistakes stroke for drugs

A Swedish man who had suffered a stroke later died in hospital after staff mistakenly thought he was on drugs, prompting the family to file a police report.

Swedish feminists bare pits to 'reclaim the hair'

Swedish feminists bare pits to 'reclaim the hair'

Some forty Swedish women gathered at a Malmö square in the afternoon on Thursday, taking a stand against the recent internet storm vilifying women's hairy armpits.

Riksdag approves cluster bomb ban treaty

Riksdag approves cluster bomb ban treaty

Swedish lawmakers voted Thursday in favour of ratifying a treaty that bans the use of cluster bombs, the UN Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Bad weather slows hunt for lost Hercules plane

Bad weather slows hunt for lost Hercules plane

Harsh weather conditions complicated search and rescue efforts underway Thursday night to locate a Norwegian Hercules military transport plane which is feared to have crashed in the mountains of northwestern Sweden.