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Nordic banking giant Nordea posts profits drop

Nordic banking giant Nordea posts profits drop

Sweden's biggest bank Nordea reported a 6.0-percent fall in net profits in the second quarter on Wednesday, blaming the drop on uncertain and volatile markets.

Teen Swedes convicted in sex game robbery

Two teenage girls were convicted for robbery by Lund District Court on Tuesday after stealing valuables at the home of a 30-year-old man who they gagged and bound naked to a chair.

Swedish politician charged with fraud

Swedish politician charged with fraud

A former local politician suspected of having stolen millions of kronor of taxpayers' money in central Sweden has been charged with aggravated fraud following her arrest in Thailand in March.

Sex workers cry foul over activist's death

Sex workers cry foul over activist's death

The murder of a Swedish sex workers' rights activist, who was stabbed by her ex when she went to see her children after losing custody because she "romanticized prostitution", has sex activists worldwide up in arms.

Police assist roadside birth in Sweden's north

Police assist roadside birth in Sweden's north

Police officers assisted in the roadside birth of a baby on Tuesday evening after the expectant couple were forced to stop on the motorway between Kiruna and Gällivare in northern Sweden.

Sweden Democrat in Almedalen rape case

Sweden Democrat in Almedalen rape case

A senior male member of the Sweden Democrats is facing accusations of rape after being reported to police by a female party colleague during Sweden's Almedalen political week on the island of Gotland.

Top ten tips for planning a Swedish wedding

Top ten tips for planning a Swedish wedding

Bouquets, rings, the bride taking the groom's name...? Sweden is the country where the church has publicly said it disapproves of fathers walking brides down the aisle. The Local's soon-to-be-wed-to-a-Swede Patrick Reilly gives us his top ten tips for planning a wedding in Sweden without going insane.

TeliaSonera posts bumper interim profit

TeliaSonera posts bumper interim profit

Swedish-Finnish telecom firm TeliaSonera has posted a pre-tax profit of 5.5 billion kronor ($830 million) for the second quarter of 2013, indicating that business-wise the firm has emerged relatively unscathed from the Uzbekistan bribes scandal.

Sweden finds arsenic in Chinese herbal remedy

Sweden finds arsenic in Chinese herbal remedy

A daily dose of a medicinal product claiming to cure toothache and fever in infants, on sale in Sweden, has been found to contain extremely high levels of arsenic by Sweden's National Food Agency.

Swede 'beaten in Ogaden' housed at embassy

A Swedish-Ethiopian politician from Gothenburg, assaulted on a trip to Ogaden, has been safely housed at the Swedish embassy in Addis Ababa were immediate arrangements are being made for him and his family return home.

Swedish women cruise into Euro quarter-finals

Swedish women cruise into Euro quarter-finals

A second-half goal explosion secured hosts Sweden a place in the quarter-finals as they beat Italy 3-1 on Tuesday to maintain their unbeaten record in the women's Euro 2013 tournament.