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Limbs removed 'deliberately' from Copenhagen body: police

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:08:33 +0200

Police in Denmark have confirmed that a body that was found washed up on shores near Copenhagen on Monday had its arms, legs and head "deliberately" removed.

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Sweden's highest mountain grew by more than a metre this year

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:57:35 +0200

Sweden's highest peak grew this summer, after years of shrinking as a result of climate change.

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Swedish hospital denies operations to correct botched plastic surgery

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:35:24 +0200

A Stockholm hospital has caused controversy by making a policy decision to not help some patients who have complications resulting from cosmetic surgery.

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Thieves make off with four tonnes of Ferrero chocolate in southern Sweden

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:17:54 +0200

Sticky-fingered thieves stole four tonnes of Ferrero chocolate from a truck in southern Sweden as the driver slept.

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Trial of Stockholm academic facing death penalty in Iran begins

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:40:15 +0200

The trial of a Stockholm academic who is detained in Iran on what Amnesty International calls 'extremely vague grounds' and could face the death penalty is set to get under way.

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Swedish animal lover offers 10,000 reward for info on cat hit and run

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:30:51 +0200

An animal lover in western Sweden has offered a 10,000 kronor ($1,236) reward for anyone with information that can help police find the person who killed a cat by running it over while filming the attack.

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Why I decided to sue the Russian FSB in a quest for the truth about Raoul Wallenberg

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:59:00 +0200

Marie Dupuy, the niece of Swedish Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg, explains why she and her family have filed a lawsuit against the Russian Security Services in an effort to clarify the circumstances of her uncle's fate.

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Woman's body found in water near Copenhagen: police

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:31:01 +0200

Copenhagen police have confirmed that they have found the body of a woman in the water on the coast of the island of Amager south of the Danish capital.

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Sweden's tax agency rejects 'Prince' name change

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:49:47 +0200

A Swedish man's bid to have his name changed to 'Prinsen' – 'The Prince' – has been rejected because it is "inappropriate" as a first name.

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Swedish summer cottage murder trial: the sentence

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:10:19 +0200

A Swedish district court has locked a woman up for life and sentenced her ex-boyfriend to 14 years in jail in connection with one of the strangest murder cases in the Nordic country.

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Why Sweden's ice hockey referees will wear the rainbow flag this season

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:55:11 +0200

Sweden's ice hockey referees will fly the rainbow colours of the pride flag this season in an initiative designed to make the sport more inclusive and help cut out discriminatory behaviour.

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Kim Wall died in accident on board submarine: Peter Madsen

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:47:11 +0200

Submarine owner Peter Madsen, who is charged with causing the death of missing journalist Kim Wall, now says he buried her at sea after she died on board, Copenhagen Police have confirmed.

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Spontaneous dancing still forbidden in Swedish bars, despite promise of rule change

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:57:46 +0200

It is still forbidden for Swedes to partake in "spontaneous dancing" at bars that lack the correct permit, despite politicians announcing the rule would be scrapped over a year ago. And bar owners are beginning to lose their patience.

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Stockholm house prices double in a decade

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:50:42 +0200

A Swedish newspaper has highlighted just how rapidly house prices are increasing in Stockholm, revealing that Stockholmers who bought a large apartment in the city in 2006 would have earned 1,200 kronor ($147 dollars) per day on their home over the last 10 years.

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Henrik Stenson claims first title of the year and sets new Swedish record

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:10:17 +0200

Sweden's Henrik Stenson claimed his first title since winning the 2016 British Open, outdueling Ollie Schniederjans down the stretch on Sunday to win the USPGA Tour's Wyndham Championship.

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Protesters march against 'chaos' in Swedish maternity care

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:27:43 +0200

A series of demonstrations were held in towns and cities across Sweden on Saturday, in protest against the "chaos" at the country's maternity wards.

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Massive show of support for refugee youths protesting Sweden's Afghanistan deportations

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:17:13 +0200

Some 1000 people on Saturday joined the Afghan youths who are holding a sit-down protest in Stockholm against Sweden's deportations to Afghanistan.

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Don't fly to Arlanda without extra fuel, pilots warn after drone incidents

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:51:29 +0200

A Swedish pilots' union is urging their colleagues to consider carrying extra fuel when flying to Stockholm's Arlanda airport, after a number of incidents when drones have forced the airport to close.

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Family of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall appeals for closure

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:05:41 +0200

The family of journalist Kim Wall, who was last seen on the UC3 Nautilus submarine off Copenhagen last week, has said that the likelihood they will see her alive again has all but disappeared.

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VIDEO: Watch the first trailer for the final season of The Bridge

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:19:55 +0200

The writer behind Swedish-Danish crime drama hit 'The Bridge' has revealed more details about what's in store for Saga Norén – as viewers were treated to the first trailer for the final season.

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