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Mangs said he 'shot the monkey': witness

Mangs said he 'shot the monkey': witness

Peter Mangs, on trial suspected of killing three people and attempting to kill another 12, on Tuesday explained his personality to the court and the details of his shootings.

'Swedish men just don't want to use condoms'

'Swedish men just don't want to use condoms'

"No glove, no love" may ring true in most cosmopolitan cities, but when it comes to Stockholm, contributor Elisabeth Carlsson reflects on how hard it is to find a Swedish man willing to wear one.

Swedish employer gives millions to staff

Swedish employer gives millions to staff

Family-run firm Nominit in Värnamo, southern Sweden, will be paying out 114 million kronor ($16.3 million) to their current and former employees in a gesture of goodwill.

Harsher sentences for three Viking looters

Harsher sentences for three Viking looters

Tuesday saw the conclusion in the appeals court of the trial against three men charged with aggravated crime against relics following the looting of Viking age coins and artefacts on the Baltic island of Gotland.

Sex app launched for 'unsafe' Swedish youth

Sex app launched for 'unsafe' Swedish youth

A new safe-sex initiative has seen the launch of Provligget (‘The Test Bonk'), a Facebook application which allows young Swedes the chance to virtually trial sex with their friends and aims to raise condom awareness.

Suspected grenade found in Stockholm office

Suspected grenade found in Stockholm office

Stockholm police cordoned off an area of the central city after what was believed to be a hand grenade was discovered just inside the door of a city office.

Expert slams zoo after new wolf attack details

Expert slams zoo after new wolf attack details

A wolf expert has lashed out against the Kolmården zoo after new revelations about the death of the woman who was attacked by a pack of wolves on Sunday.

Six reasons to hate Midsummer in Sweden

Six reasons to hate Midsummer in Sweden

While most Swedes are bursting with excitement ahead of their traditional Midsummer celebrations, contributor Anderson Harris explains why he thinks this über-Swedish tradition leaves something to be desired.

Swedish shops 're-label and sell' old food: report

Swedish shops 're-label and sell' old food: report

Swedish supermarkets regularly re-label old food and put it back on store shelves, fooling their unsuspecting customers, with sometimes serious consequences, according to a report by newspaper Aftonbladet.

'Panicked callers' get better emergency help: Swedish study

'Panicked callers' get better emergency help: Swedish study

The degree of panic in the voices of those who call Swedish emergency service operator SOS Alarm plays an important role in how operators assess callers' need for help, a new study has found.

Match preview: Sweden to give France a fight

Match preview: Sweden to give France a fight

Sweden may have no chance of qualifying for the Euro 2012 quarter-finals having lost both their games thus far but if France are expecting an easy ride into the last eight they are in for a shock on Tuesday.