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Swedes given last-minute tax filing reprieve

Swedes given last-minute tax filing reprieve

Last-minute tax filers in Sweden were given a short reprieve on Wednesday after the country's tax authorities extended the 2012 filing deadline due to a technical glitch.

Stockholm man hit with five 'faulty' parking fines

Stockholm man hit with five 'faulty' parking fines

A Swedish man who received five parking tickets on the same street over the past two years despite being legally parked, has reported the matter despite an apology from city officials acknowledging their repeated mistake.

Girl forced to have oral sex with seven teens

Charges have been filed in a suspected case of gang rape in which seven teenagers forced an intoxicated 17-year-old old girl to perform oral sex on them in the cellar of an apartment building in eastern Sweden.

Spotify launches new app for Apple's iPad

Spotify launches new app for Apple's iPad

Spotify has released its long-anticipated iPad app, allowing users to access the hit Swedish digital music service via an interface tailored to Apple's popular tablet computer.

Preschool teacher locked toddlers in dryer

Preschool teacher locked toddlers in dryer

A former preschool teacher who locked several young children in a drying cupboard was convicted on Wednesday by a court in western Sweden for assaults against a number of toddlers.

Sweden, UK team up for EU bank rules battle

Sweden, UK team up for EU bank rules battle

Britain and Sweden, backed by eastern European allies, squared off with Germany, France and other EU states Wednesday over rules to harden the defences of banks against any crisis.

Swedish woman injured by flying man

Swedish woman injured by flying man

A woman was sent to hospital on Tuesday night after being hit by a flying man at a bar in central Sweden.

Ex-minister snags top Swedish banking job

Ex-minister snags top Swedish banking job

Ex-Social Democrat minister Thomas Östros will be the new head of the Swedish Bankers' Association (Svenska Bankföreningen), it was revealed on Wednesday.

Armed Forces degrees go 'unused' by students

Armed Forces degrees go 'unused' by students

The doctoral programme in the Swedish Armed Forces has come under fire after the 220 million kronor ($32.7 million) project has only resulted in two working graduates since the programme's inception in 1992.

Six-year-old pulls knife on two girls in 'cat' fight

Six-year-old pulls knife on two girls in 'cat' fight

Police in central Sweden were called in when a knife-wielding six-year-old began threatening two girls in a street fight on Tuesday evening.