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'Bildt bugged in Russia opposition meet-up'

'Bildt bugged in Russia opposition meet-up'

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt was bugged during meetings in Moscow last year, according to a Russian media report which also claims that Swedish intelligence services are aiding the Russian opposition.

Woman's uterus bursts during childbirth

Woman's uterus bursts during childbirth

A woman has reported a hospital in southern Sweden to the health authorities after doctors failed to notice that her uterus had burst, leaving half of her unborn child inside her abdominal cavity.

Sweden's child rights prize awarded

Sweden's child rights prize awarded

Anna Mollel of Tanzania was Monday awarded a children's rights prize for her work to help thousands of Maasai children with disabilities to live a dignified life, organisers said.

Princess Madeleine's man set for royal debut

Princess Madeleine's man set for royal debut

Sweden's Royal Court has broken tradition by inviting Princess Madeleine's US banker boyfried as well as the girlfriend of Prince Carl Philip's to Princess Estelle's baptism on Tuesday.

Black Cobra gang quitting Sweden: report

Black Cobra gang quitting Sweden: report

The feared Black Cobra criminal gang is abandoning Sweden in the wake of a police crackdown on organized crime in the country.

Charges filed for 'cold-blooded' farm murders

Charges filed for 'cold-blooded' farm murders

Prosecutors on Monday formally charged two men suspected in a gruesome double murder of an elderly couple on a farm in southwestern Sweden last autumn.

Sweden drifting from 'Swedish model': report

Sweden drifting from 'Swedish model': report

Sweden's historically generous social safety net isn't as robust as it once was, according to a new report, which reveals Sweden has fallen below the average for many other developed countries when it comes to various types of social insurance.

Viagra helps Swedish gangs get profits up

Viagra helps Swedish gangs get profits up

Viagra appears to have replaced cocaine as the drug of choice for Swedish motorcycle gangs looking to profit from the illegal drugs trade.

Swedish beaver rescued after two days on rock

Swedish beaver rescued after two days on rock

A beaver stuck on a rock in eastern Sweden was saved on Sunday night by emergency workers who carried out a dramatic rescue to bring the creature back to safety.

Swedish printer in South Africa banknote fiasco

An error involving a Swedish printing press has turned into a very expensive headache for South African central bank officials who have been forced to destroy millions of dollars' worth of faulty banknotes.