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Probe launched into Swedish arms in Burma

Sweden's export control agency said Wednesday it was investigating how Swedish-made weapons ended up in the hands of Burmese soldiers in breach of European Union sanctions.

Lovebirds flock to tie the knot on 'magical' day

Lovebirds flock to tie the knot on 'magical' day

Twenty happy couples managed to tie the knot at a drop-in ceremony at Stockholm's City Museum at 12 noon on Wednesday, creating some unforgettable wedding certificates.

SAS expects profits in 2013 after cost cuts

SAS expects profits in 2013 after cost cuts

Scandinavian airline SAS said on Wednesday it will be profitable next year, thanks to an aggressive cost-cutting drive which prompted objections that it had strong-armed unions in the Scandinavian countries.

Swedish women fight to bathe nude in the sun

Swedish women fight to bathe nude in the sun

Women who sunbathe nude in southern Sweden have filed a complaint with local officials against a planned new sauna that threatens to block their precious evening sunlight.

Cracks found in Swedish nuclear waste pools

Cracks found in Swedish nuclear waste pools

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten) has asked nuclear waste contractors at the Oskarshamn nuclear plant to review their security requirements after cracks were found in the pools where nuclear waste is temporarily stored on site.

One killed in southern Sweden shoot-out

One killed in southern Sweden shoot-out

One person is dead and a second victim remains hospitalized following a shooting near Helsingborg in southern Sweden on Wednesday as police continue to hunt for suspects.

'Angels have nothing to do with Christmas in Sweden'

'Angels have nothing to do with Christmas in Sweden'

Following his two-year-old daughter's troubles settling on an outfit for a Saint Lucia Day procession, contributor Steven Karwoski takes an ironic look at the meaning of Christmas in Sweden.

Licensed joker: 'Danger is my middle name'

Licensed joker: 'Danger is my middle name'

A man in western Sweden managed to dupe authorities into using his painted self-portrait for his driving licence picture, a stunt he believes blurs the line between reality and fantasy.

Older immigrants face lower Swedish pensions

Older immigrants face lower Swedish pensions

Immigrants to Sweden who move here before their 35th birthday have enough time to work towards a pension that is almost equal to people born in Sweden, but older immigrants risk lagging behind socio-economically, a new statistics review shows.

Swedes' euro enthusiasm hits historic low

Swedes' euro enthusiasm hits historic low

Swedish interest in joining the eurozone has never been lower, show new statistics from Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån) that looked at attitudes in November 2012.

Two TeliaSonera bosses suspected of bribery

Two TeliaSonera bosses suspected of bribery

Nordic telecom firm TeliaSonera confirmed on Wednesday that two senior staff members are under criminal investigation for bribery following September's revelations of the details surrounding its licensing deal in Uzbekistan.

Mystery orb crash: 'It was like Armageddon'

Mystery orb crash: 'It was like Armageddon'

Frightened residents in western Sweden reported seeing a bright, blue light racing across the night sky on Tuesday before an orange-coloured orb smashed into the ground in a mysterious phenomenon that has yet to be explained.

New Zlatan hat-trick lifts PSG to victory

New Zlatan hat-trick lifts PSG to victory

Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired a superb hat-trick to take his league leading scoring tally to 17 goals as Paris Saint-Germain closed within two points of leaders Lyon with a clinical 4-0 victory over Valenciennes here on Tuesday.

Sweden won't block EU bank union: Borg

Sweden won't block EU bank union: Borg

Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg on Tuesday warned that Sweden could stay outside a planned EU bank union, saying it would have only a limited financial impact on the country.