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Swedish nurse fights 'absurd' parking fine

Swedish nurse fights 'absurd' parking fine

A Swedish nurse is fighting a parking ticket he got while stuck in the emergency ward because heavy snow saw the number of accidents go up, a fact that left the ticketing company unimpressed.

Ten strangest Swedish insults and put-downs

Ten strangest Swedish insults and put-downs

When it comes to putting a fellow Swede down, the Swedish language provides a number of colourful opportunities. From banishments to the forest to boots full of excrement - we've gathered the strangest ten.

Swedish halal sausages laced with pork

Swedish halal sausages laced with pork

Sweden has found halal-marked salami for sale that contains more than 10 percent pork, which observant Muslims do not eat.

Truck driver dies after train collision

Truck driver dies after train collision

The driver of a truck that was struck by a passenger train carrying 60 passengers in south central Sweden on Wednesday afternoon has died from his injuries.

Swedish bra saleswoman wins discrimination case

Swedish bra saleswoman wins discrimination case

The top Swedish labour tribunal (Arbetsdomstolen - AD) on Wednesday found a Swedish lingerie shop guilty of gender discrimination after making female staff wear a pin stating their bra size.

Teens girls to be charged in Instagram riot case

Teens girls to be charged in Instagram riot case

Prosecutors in Gothenburg have decided to file criminal charges against two teen girls believed to be behind a "slut-shaming" account on Instagram that caused local teenagers to riot last year.

Minister bashes mobile firms' 'unrealistic' claims

Minister bashes mobile firms' 'unrealistic' claims

Sweden's mobile phone operators may face tougher regulations if they don't improve network coverage and provide customers with more accurate information, IT and Energy Minister Anna-Karin Hatt warned on Wednesday.

Swedish teens achieve less in school: study

Swedish teens achieve less in school: study

The education levels of Sweden's teenagers have dropped sharply over the past decade, according to a Unicef study into children's well-being across the industrialized world.

Swedish envoy back to Belarus after teddy spat

Swedish envoy back to Belarus after teddy spat

Sweden plans to send its first diplomat to Belarus since its ambassador was expelled last summer after hundreds of teddy bears were dropped from an airplane in a pro-democracy stunt organized by a Swedish PR firm.

Stockholm taxi driver killed by passenger

Stockholm taxi driver killed by passenger

A 64-year-old taxi driver was killed just north of Stockholm late on Tuesday night after what witnesses reported was a fight with a passenger.

New snag for Swiss deal on Swedish jet fighters

New snag for Swiss deal on Swedish jet fighters

Switzerland's purchase of 22 Swedish fighter jets hit a new snag Tuesday as the Swiss parliament suspended funding discussions, amid reports that EADS was trying to undercut the deal by offering used fighters at half-price.