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Anna, 100, 'too healthy' for nursing home spot

Anna, 100, 'too healthy' for nursing home spot

Swede Anna Lundvall, who turns 101 on Saturday, is incredulous that the municipality in northern Sweden where she has lived for more than a century has told her she is "too healthy" to live in a nursing home.

Zlatan short-listed for prestigious literary prize

Zlatan short-listed for prestigious literary prize

The best-selling autobiography of Swedish captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been short-listed for a prestigious literary award in his native country, the jury said on Monday.

Slain Swede's 'hitman' claims abuse by police

Slain Swede's 'hitman' claims abuse by police

A South African man on trial for gunning down Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani accused police on Monday of abusing him to force a confession to being present during her murder.

Sweden scraps income-based 'TV tax' scheme

Sweden scraps income-based 'TV tax' scheme

Sweden's plan to replace licence fees with an income-based tax to fund public broadcasters has been put on ice, according to the ministry of culture, which says that a more thorough analysis into the scheme needs to be carried out.

Säpo probes embassy's toxic powder scare

Säpo probes embassy's toxic powder scare

Sweden's Security Service (Säpo) has taken over the investigation into the toxic white powder that was sent to the US embassy in Stockholm on Wednesday, causing an evacuation and police intervention.

Swedish parents fear after-school bullying

Swedish parents fear after-school bullying

Many Swedish parents have concerns about leaving their children in after-school programmes, a new survey has found, with fears about kids being bullied or ignored by staff chief among parents' worries.

Court annuls toddler deportation order

Court annuls toddler deportation order

The Swedish Migration Court of Appeals on Monday decided to revoke the decision to deport 2-year-old Haddile, abandoned in Sweden shortly after birth by her Algerian mother.

Tell-all book on Swedish King 'based on lies'

Tell-all book on Swedish King 'based on lies'

An unauthorized 2010 biography about Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf is based on "manipulated" evidence, according to the authors of a forthcoming book examining claims on which the controversial tell-all book was based.

'Catastrophic' year for Swedish wineries

'Catastrophic' year for Swedish wineries

Sweden's winegrowers have reported a bad year for Swedish wine, with a late flowering and heavy rains leading to massive harvest losses.

Missing man found dead, locked inside car boot

Missing man found dead, locked inside car boot

A man who went missing on Thursday was found dead in the trunk of a vehicle by a volunteer search team in western Sweden on Sunday.

'Britain acted like an empire': Ecuador envoy

'Britain acted like an empire': Ecuador envoy

Britain behaved like it was still an empire in its threat to raid Ecuador's embassy and arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the Ecuadorian ambassador to London said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

Swedish millionaire left dead for six weeks

The neighbours of a deceased Swedish man, who lay dead for six weeks before being found, were surprised to learn the 74-year-old recluse and hoarder was a millionaire.