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Santos accepts Nobel Peace Prize; Dylan not in Stockholm

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:30:22 +0100

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Literature Prize winner Bob Dylan is, as expected, not present at the ceremony in Stockholm.

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Russian pipeline creates uncertainty on Swedish island

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:18:08 +0100

A Russian gas company's proposal for a new pipeline is raising questions of national security and local economy on Gotland.

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Swedish schoolboy hospitalised after snowball fight turns nasty

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:06:29 +0100

Police have launched preliminary investigations into assault after a snowball fight at a secondary school in Östersund degenerated into fisticuffs, reports SVT Jämtland.

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Swedes should be on Mars by the 2030s: Liberals

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:38:54 +0100

Sweden should invest more in space exploration and set the target of having Swedes on Mars by the 2030s, the Nordic nation's Liberal party has insisted.

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Oops! Swedish news show reports fake study on banana phones as fact

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:09:57 +0100

Fake news has been one of the biggest topics of 2016, with debate raging over how it may have impacted several major votes, and Pope Francis even comparing scandal-obsessed media outlets to lovers of excrement.

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Swedish expert advice: How to pick a perfect Christmas tree

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:25:05 +0100

Struggling to find the right Christmas tree?'s Lovisa Åkesson asks Swedish experts for their top tips.

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Here's where the most stressed Swedes live

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:57:57 +0100

New figures from Sweden's Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten) seem to confirm what anyone tired of life in the metropolis may have expected: living in the city is more stressful than the countryside. And according to expert opinion, the dreaded daily commute to and from work is a big factor.

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Förskola to Systembolaget: How I survived moving to Sweden with kids

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:07:17 +0100

Victoria Martínez moved to Sweden with her Spanish husband and their two children this year. Little did she know she would be in for the ride of a lifetime.

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Where to go to find Swedes abroad: top travel destinations revealed

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:26:56 +0100

Fresh statistics from a travel agency have revealed the Swedes' favourite holiday destination, and it turns out that Swedish tourists are indeed creatures of habit.

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Swedish neo-Nazi group recruits new members: report

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:32:26 +0100

A Nazi organization that drew hundreds of supporters to a demonstration in Sweden earlier this year appears to be mobilizing, according to a new report by anti-racism group Expo.

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RECIPE: How to make a traditional saffron wreath

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:59:59 +0100

Saffron buns are popular around Lucia and Christmas in Sweden. Here instead is a wreath filled with all things yummy.

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Swedish soldier reports attack by unknown assailants during exercise

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:53:59 +0100

A Swedish soldier has filed a report to the police claiming he was attacked by two unknown figures during an exercise at a firing range in the west of the country.

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Police draft in back-up to hunt down Sweden's Christmas goat burner

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:30:38 +0100

Police in Gävle in central Sweden have called in back-up from a bordering province in an effort to catch the still unknown burner of this year's giant Christmas goat.

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Banksy Mouse? Mysterious mini art turns heads in Sweden

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:21:21 +0100

The appearance of anonymous art has brought smiles to the faces of Malmö residents after a miniature, mouse-sized shop and restaurant took up residence on one of the city's streets.

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Here are the richest Swedes of 2016

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:54:57 +0100

Swedes have a reputation for being innovative, and that ability to think outside the box has paid off and helped many of them earn a pretty penny over the years.

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Russia: 'We have no plans to invade Sweden'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:50:30 +0100

Russia has "no plans whatsover to invade Sweden", its ambassador in Stockholm has said.

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Coveted Picasso paintings sell for a fortune in Sweden

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:03:46 +0100

Four works by one of the greatest painters of all time have been sold in Sweden for a small fortune, as international buyers jumped at a rare chance to own paintings by Spaniard Pablo Picasso.

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Malmö shooting victim dies in hospital

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:27:59 +0100

A man who was found with gunshot wounds in Malmö has died in hospital.

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Viola Beach crash victims did not suffer, inquest hears

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:37:34 +0100

The members of tragic British indie band Viola Beach did not have to suffer when they crashed off a road bridge in Sweden, an inquest into their deaths has heard.

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16 traditions you need to follow to fake being a Swede at Christmas

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:59:59 +0100

The Swedes have no shortage of quirky traditions. Here are 16 to follow to help you fit in around Christmas.

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