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Sweden's shirts may be key to Euro success

Sweden's shirts may be key to Euro success

A Swedish research group has revealed good news for Sweden's Euro 2012 prospects, after a series of tests on each team's uniform proved that the Swedish side's ranked highly.

'He was carrying a long knife': shooting witness

'He was carrying a long knife': shooting witness

Police officers shot a man threatening passers-by with a knife, in the Gamla Stan area of Stockholm on Friday afternoon.

Ikea’s product names too 'sexy' for Thailand

Ikea's product names too 'sexy' for Thailand

While perfectly normal to Scandinavian ears, Swedish furniture giant Ikea's product names often make Thai customers blush, sounding just a little bit too close to “sexy” slang.

New 'blingon' berry found in Sweden

New 'blingon' berry found in Sweden

A new type of berry has been found in the forests of western Sweden and has been given the name "blingon" - a result of the natural union of the lingon and blueberry.

Segway Polo World Cup comes to Stockholm

Segway Polo World Cup comes to Stockholm

Whilst most sports fans may be paying closer attention to the European football championships or the upcoming London Olympics, Stockholm boasts its own prestigious world sporting event this week with the Segway polo World Cup.

Bank cited for noting client's bank heist past

Bank cited for noting client's bank heist past

The Swedish Data Protection Board (Datainspektionen) has criticised Swedbank for registering the fact that a customer had a prior conviction for robbing one of it branches.

Teen's fall 'probably an accident': police

Police investigating the death of a young woman in the Stockholm suburb of Hässelby, believed at first to have been pushed off a balcony, are now saying it is most likely she fell by accident.

Shoe lovers camp out for new Kanye sneakers

Shoe lovers camp out for new Kanye sneakers

Shoe enthusiasts have been camping on the streets of Stockholm in the hopes of snagging a limited edition pair of American rapper megastar Kanye West's new line of sneakers.

Robyn slams minister over 'racist' cake cutting

Robyn slams minister over 'racist' cake cutting

Swedish pop star Robyn has criticised the culture minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth for her part in the 'racist' cake controversy which drew criticism from afro-Swedish groups and led to calls for her to resign her post.

Outraged octogenarian fined for stone tipping

Outraged octogenarian fined for stone tipping

An 82-year-old man in the southern Swedish town of Hässleholm has been fined after flying into a rage and tipping over two gravestones in the local cemetery.

Fleeing burglar dives into canal to escape police

A man in his twenties attempting to break into a hotel in western Sweden got spooked by police officers arriving and tried to escape by jumping in the canal.

Swede reported missing in Andes chopper 'crash'

Swede reported missing in Andes chopper 'crash'

A helicopter carrying 14 people including a Swede, eight South Koreans and citizens from the Czech Republic and the Netherlands has gone missing in the mountains of southern Peru, officials said Thursday.