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Archive for Fri, 25 May 2012

'Retard doll' shocks Swedish shoppers

'Retard doll' shocks Swedish shoppers

A doll billed as a "real retard" found its way into stores in Gothenburg in western Sweden on Thursday, prompting strong reactions about a campaign meant to draw attention to the treatment of people with disabilities.

Woman jailed for fatal love-triangle stabbing

A jealous Swedish woman who murdered her ex-boyfriend's new partner in September has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

UK wildlife park animals catch ‘Euphoria’ fever

UK wildlife park animals catch ‘Euphoria' fever

The Paradise Wildlife Park in the UK has pledged their allegiance to Sweden in the Eurovision song contest by making their own film version of Loreen's “Euphoria” – complete with dancing animals.

The Swedish media and the 'Tooth Fairy State'

The Swedish media and the 'Tooth Fairy State'

A recent report admonishing Swedes about their dental hygiene prompts Swedish journalist and columnist Ola Tedin to reflect on how a sometimes uncritical media appears to serve the interests of the Swedish state.

Saab CEO 'spied upon' during Swiss Gripen talks

Saab CEO 'spied upon' during Swiss Gripen talks

The head of Swedish defence group Saab alleged on Friday that his cell phone had been bugged repeatedly during negotiations with Switzerland over Saab's sale of 22 Gripen fighter jets.

Swedish school reported over 'holy' yoga lessons

Swedish school reported over 'holy' yoga lessons

The "om" chant featured in yoga lessons at a Stockholm school has prompted a complaint calling for the lessons to be banned because of the term's ties to the Hindu religion.

Swedish police 'worst' in Scandinavia

Swedish police 'worst' in Scandinavia

Swedish police are the worst in the Nordic region when it comes to clearing up home break-ins, a crime which has increased dramatically in Sweden in recent years.

Stockholmers stranded as outage stops trains

Stockholmers stranded as outage stops trains

Thousands of Stockholm-area residents had their morning commutes disrupted on Friday after a power outage left trains at a standstill.

Fire engines delayed by giant flower pots

Three fire engines trying to get to a fire in central Gothenburg on Wednesday were delayed after large flower pots placed in the street proved to be immovable.

Loreen takes Sweden to Eurovision final

Loreen takes Sweden to Eurovision final

After Thursday's second semi final of the glitzy Eurovision song contest in Baku, Azerbaijan, Swedish entrant Loreen secured a place in the final.

Three Swedish banks downgraded by Moody's

Three Swedish banks downgraded by Moody's

Moody's Investors Service on Thursday downgraded its long-term ratings on three Swedish banks, believed to be at risk if the European financial crisis deepens.