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Almedalen Dispatch: a room with a viewpoint

Almedalen Dispatch: a room with a viewpoint

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt will head home shortly after his speech on Wednesday as he couldn't find a reasonably priced hotel. If Sweden's PM is stuck for digs, what does everyone else do? Peter Vinthagen Simpson finds out.

Ica removes 'hep A risk' frozen strawberries

Ica removes 'hep A risk' frozen strawberries

Swedish supermarket chain Ica announced on Wednesday that it was removing all frozen strawberries from its shelves, due to the risk of them being a source for the spread of the hepatitis A virus.

Swedish TV pirate slapped with hefty fine

Swedish TV pirate slapped with hefty fine

A man in eastern Sweden has been sentenced to pay 12.5 million kronor ($1.9 million) in damages after he was found to be the mastermind behind an extensive TV piracy network.

Opposition approves Nato joint training

Opposition approves Nato joint training

The opposition Social Democrats have said Sweden should ramp up its cooperation with Nato, by allowing the Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) to train with its rapid response unit.

Top ten: Sweden's all-time hottest men

Top ten: Sweden's all-time hottest men

A girl certainly ain't spoiled for choice in the hot men department, discovers love columnist Emilia Millicent after more than two years in Sweden. These boys know how to wield spoons, balls, and policy.

Arrest in hunt for missing mother of two

Arrest in hunt for missing mother of two

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of having kidnapped a 20-year-old mother of two who was reported missing on Sunday.

Swedish man, 91, dead after lawnmower mishap

Swedish man, 91, dead after lawnmower mishap

A 91-year-old man died on Tuesday after he got stuck under his own ride-on lawnmower in a garden in western Sweden. The man was known to use the vehicle as means of transport.

Sweden keeps interest rate the same: Riksbank

Sweden keeps interest rate the same: Riksbank

Sweden's central bank announced on Wednesday that the current repo rate of one percent will remain unchanged, predicting a gradual increase in the second half of next year.

Man jailed after putting out cig in lover's mouth

Man jailed after putting out cig in lover's mouth

A 23-year-old man has been jailed for assault after beating up his then girlfriend and putting out a cigarette in her mouth.

Cows deployed in mosquito plague fight

Cows deployed in mosquito plague fight

Gävleborg County Council in northern Sweden has announced that it has recruited 200 cows to graze land where mosquitoes lay their eggs in a bid to deal with the problem which afflicts residents of the Dalälv region every summer.

IVF linked to risk of mental disability: study

IVF linked to risk of mental disability: study

A certain kind of in-vitro fertilization used for male infertility is linked to a small increased risk of intellectual disability, according to an international study published on Tuesday.