Säpo bodyguard ‘shot and missed’ reindeer
Sweden

Säpo bodyguard ‘shot and missed’ reindeer

Deputy Prime Minister Maud Olofsson’s bodyguards made a failed attempt on Monday afternoon to put down two reindeer that had been injured in a collision with a car.

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Germany

Hamburg vote could forge ‘black-green’ alliance

The convoluted results of Sunday's state elections in Hamburg could alter Germany's political landscape with the country's first ever conservative-Greens coalition.

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Sweden

12-year-old girl sends teacher to hospital

A twelve-year-old school girl from Mölndal in western Sweden is suspected of assaulting her female physical education teacher after being asked to leave class for rowdy behavior.

Police criticized in Rödeby case
Sweden

Police criticized in Rödeby case

Karlskrona's social services department has wiped its hands of responsibility for the events that led to the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy in Rödeby in October last year.

Triple murderer released
Sweden

Triple murderer released

Triple murderer Nikita Joakim Foughantine, formerly known as Juha Valjakkala, has been released from a Finnish jail.

Swedish band attacked in Leipzig
Germany

Swedish band attacked in Leipzig

Three members of Swedish industrial metal group Pain were the victims of a brutal assault in Leipzig on Friday night.

Swedish band attacked in Germany
Sweden

Swedish band attacked in Germany

Three members of Swedish industrial metal group Pain were the victims of a brutal assault in Leipzig on Friday night.

German police dogs get special footwear
Germany

German police dogs get special footwear

Police in the German city Düsseldorf are outfitting their canine officers with special shoes for while they’re on patrol.

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Sweden

Riksbank was split on interest rate decision

The leadership of the Riksbank was split in its decision to raise the repo rate during its monetary policy meeting on February 12th.

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Sweden

Discrimination in Sweden’s judicial system

A new report has shown that Sweden’s judicial system suffers from discrimination.

Surf’s up in Sweden
Sweden

Surf’s up in Sweden

Aussie surfer Tyson Ballard braves the elements to discover the Swedish coastline's chilly charms.

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Sweden

Greens call for state-run unemployment insurance

The Green Party has said it wants to transform Sweden’s current system of unemployment insurance (a-kassa) into a state-run program and combine it with social insurance (Försäkringskassan).

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Sweden

Travel trumps savings in Swedish households

Once the bills are paid, more Swedes elect to treat themselves to a vacation rather than save their extra kronor for a rainy day.

Gender-neutral military conscription proposed
Sweden

Gender-neutral military conscription proposed

The outgoing head of the National Service Administration (Pliktverket) has proposed making military conscription gender-neutral.

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Sweden

Councils fail in duty to provide mother-tongue instruction

Over half of Sweden’s municipalities don’t offer lessons taught in students’ native languages, according to a survey carried out by Swedish Radio.

Swede wins Oscar for sound
Sweden

Swede wins Oscar for sound

Swede Per Hallberg took home the Oscar for Best Sound Editing at last night’s Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood for his work 'The Bourne Ultimatum.'