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Swede, 76, jailed for child sex crimes in Philippines

A 76-year-old man has been convicted in Sweden for molesting three young girls in the Philippines when he was teaching English to poor children there.

Swedish research leads to 'autism blood test'

Swedish research leads to 'autism blood test'

Soon parents may be able to perform a simple blood test to determine whether or not their children have autism, thanks to new findings from Swedish researchers.

87-year-old woman discovers she is 'dead'

87-year-old woman discovers she is 'dead'

An "active" 87-year-old woman was gobsmacked to read a letter from the Swedish tax agency informing her of her own death, forcing her to call the authorities and explain that she was, in fact, alive.

Foreign buyers flock to Swedish summer homes

Foreign buyers flock to Swedish summer homes

More and more foreigners are snapping up summer homes in Sweden, new statistics show, with Norwegians, Germans, and Danes among those most eager to own a slice of Swedish summer paradise.

H&M profit hopes tied down by pricey cotton

H&M profit hopes tied down by pricey cotton

Swedish retailers H&M recorded higher net profits in the most recent quarter according to figures published on Thursday, yet failed to live up to analysts' expectations.

Swedish defence minister Tolgfors resigns

Swedish defence minister Tolgfors resigns

Sweden's minister of defence, Sten Tolgfors, announced on Thursday he was resigning his post, citing the ongoing revelations about Sweden's secret deal to build a weapons plant in Saudia Arabia as "the final straw".

Swedes launch 'sexless' web search tool

Swedes launch 'sexless' web search tool

Swedish computer programmers have created a a new browser plug-in dubbed the "Henerator" which automatically changes the Swedish equivalents of "he" and "she" into the recently coined and gender-neutral pronoun "hen".

Tax agency targeted in 'serious' hacker attack

Tax agency targeted in 'serious' hacker attack

Personal details of thousands of Swedes, including those with protected identities, may have been accessed in a hacker attack targeting an IT-firm supplying services to the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket).

Teen girls report man for 'semen sauce' comments

Teen girls report man for 'semen sauce' comments

A 56–year-old man, working at a local school in Borås, in western Sweden, has been reported by several teenage students for repeatedly harassing them with lewd comments on school grounds.

Doc freed in baby death case reports colleagues

Doc freed in baby death case reports colleagues

The doctor who was cleared in the infant euthanasia case in October last year has reported her colleagues to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) for giving what turned out to be a fatal dose of the anesthetic thiopental to the prematurely born and brain damaged baby.