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101-year-old woman scares off thief with stick

101-year-old woman scares off thief with stick

A 101-year-old woman fought back when a thief intruded into her home in northern Sweden, beating him over the head with a stick and frightening him from the house.

Jail for heads of massive sex trafficking ring

Two Romanian men were sentenced on Monday to six years prison for smuggling eleven women to Sweden as part of a brutal and far-reaching prostitution ring.

Malmö sniper suspect 'not a racist': lawyer

Malmö sniper suspect 'not a racist': lawyer

The Swedish man accused in a deadly shooting spree against immigrants in Malmö had no motive for shooting the victims, according to his lawyer, who did his best to cast doubt on the case against his client on the opening day of the highly-anticipated murder trial.

Swedish union plea to Obama: 'help save Saab'

Swedish union plea to Obama: 'help save Saab'

Swedish union IF Metall has written a letter to US president Barack Obama about bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab, hoping for a similar result to the General Motors bailout of 2009.

Clueless campers disrupt military training exercise

Clueless campers disrupt military training exercise

A group of tourists hoping to pitch their tents in central Sweden may face criminal charges after disrupting a live-fire exercise taking place in a restricted military area.

Deserted Swedish homes used to grow cannabis

Deserted Swedish homes used to grow cannabis

A growing trend in northern Sweden has seen cheap houses being snapped up by cannabis enthusiasts who use the houses as drug labs, with police shutting down another on Sunday.

Pirate Bay founder takes case to European court

Pirate Bay founder takes case to European court

One of the founders of Swedish file share site The Pirate Bay is turning to the European Court of Human Rights in the hopes of having his guilty verdict overturned, claiming his conviction violates his freedom of speech.

Swedish triple jumper Olsson quits ahead of London Olympics

Swedish triple jumper Olsson quits ahead of London Olympics

Swedish Olympic gold medalist triple jumper Christian Olsson is abandoning his bid to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the one-time world record holder said as he announced on Monday he was retiring from the sport.

Murder trial starts for Malmö sniper suspect

Murder trial starts for Malmö sniper suspect

Peter Mangs, the man suspected of perpetrating a series of racially-motived shootings which claimed three lives in Malmö and left the city gripped in fear, appeared in court amid tight security on Monday for the start of his high-profile murder trial.

White Mustang mystery stumps Swedish police

White Mustang mystery stumps Swedish police

Police remain baffled as to the whereabouts of the driver of white Ford Mustang rented in the Czech Republic and found abandoned near the side of a road in northern Sweden with the keys still inside.

Bus crashes near Arlanda airport after driver faints

Bus crashes near Arlanda airport after driver faints

A double-decker bus carrying 72 passengers crashed north of Stockholm on Sunday evening after the driver passed out while behind the wheel.