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Record win at Sweden's tough island race
Two Swedes crushed last year's course record at the Swimrun world championship in Stockholm's archipelago on Monday.
(2014-09-01 17:50:00)

Sweden reveals Academy Award submission
The movie set to represent Sweden at the 2015 Academy Awards was revealed on Monday, a film that has already won awards abroad.
(2014-09-01 17:38:00)

Hidden forest drug stash leads to prosecution
A 53-year-old man has been prosecuted after police in western Sweden made one of their largest drug seizures in the area.
(2014-09-01 16:40:00)

Pirate Bay Swede's trial set for final stage
The mother of Swedish Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has told The Local about her son's "suffering" in jail ahead of the final stages of his trial.
(2014-09-01 15:57:00)

Murderer on the loose after breakout
A 34-year-old man who killed a child is on the run after he broke out of a psychiatric ward in central Sweden.
(2014-09-01 12:37:00)

Huge clear up underway after Skåne floods
Flood waters subsided in the southern Sweden region of Skåne on Monday, after flash flooding saw chaos on roads and trains at the weekend.
(2014-09-01 11:30:00)

Sweden's Alliance reveals full manifesto
UPDATED: Leaders of the Moderate Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats have announced their complete list of election promises in Stockholm's Nacka.
(2014-09-01 10:13:00)

Man shot dead in hunting accident
UPDATED: Police in northern Sweden say a man was killed on Monday morning after what they described as a "hunting accident".
(2014-09-01 10:03:00)

Zlatan scores hat trick in PSG thrashing
Champions Paris Saint-Germain thumped Saint-Etienne 5-0 as Bordeaux saw their 100 percent record at the start of the Ligue 1 season ended on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against Bastia.
(2014-09-01 08:35:00)

Suspected Ebola case ruled out in Sweden
UPDATED: Officials at a Stockholm hospital reported that they had found a suspected case of the Ebola virus on Sunday night. But the case was dismissed on Monday.
(2014-09-01 08:15:00)

Flash floods cause chaos in southern Sweden
The Skåne region of southern Sweden was hit suddenly by extreme rains on Sunday morning, with houses flooded, buses evacuated, and people having to swim to safety from their cars.
(2014-08-31 10:17:00)

Fit-again Ibrahimovic set for PSG return
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to make his comeback for Paris Saint-Germain against Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Sunday after two weeks on the sidelines with an abdominal muscle injury.
(2014-08-31 09:33:00)

Military raises readiness level over Ukraine
The Swedish military said Saturday it had increased intelligence gathering and called in extra staff to its headquarters over the crisis in Ukraine, as the prime minister compared Russia's current behaviour with the Cold War.
(2014-08-31 09:29:00)

Police injured in anti-Nazi protest in Stockholm
Swedish police said three officers were injured Saturday as they faced a crowd of thousands protesting against a neo-Nazi rally in central Stockholm.
(2014-08-31 09:22:00)

Boy receives cancer vaccine by mistake
A boy scheduled to be vaccinated against mumps, measles, and rubella instead received a vaccine against cervical cancer. His family has now reported the blunder for inspection.
(2014-08-30 10:37:00)

Sweden grants additional funds to jobs agency
The Swedish government has announced that it will increase funding to the jobs agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) in 2015, primarily to cover personnel costs but also to prevent long-term unemployment.
(2014-08-30 10:24:00)

Police 'powerless' against street racers
Stockholm police said they were powerless to react when streetracers took over at "insane speeds" on a large highway on Friday night.
(2014-08-30 10:05:00)

Saab carmaker wins receivership
After initial rejection, a Chinese-owned company set up to take over Saab's assets after the troubled Swedish carmaker's bankruptcy said on Friday it had succeeded in being placed in receivership.
(2014-08-30 09:17:00)

Woman suffers cardiac arrest while giving birth
A 30-year-old woman went into cardiac arrest while giving birth at a Stockholm clinic - without hospital staff noticing that anything was wrong. She remains in a critical condition on Friday.
(2014-08-29 15:36:00)

History repeats for Malmö fifty years later
Malmö's entry into the Champions League serves as a reminder of times gone by in European football. With Spain's champions bound for Sweden things just couldn't be better, writes contributor Lee Roden.
(2014-08-29 15:28:00)