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Rape claims at elite Swedish boarding school
Lundsberg school. Photo: TT

Rape claims at elite Swedish boarding school

Police in Värmland in central Sweden are investigating allegations of a rape at one of the country's most prestigious schools, Lundsberg, which has also been rocked by bullying cases. READ  

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Jailed killer suspected of murdering another child
Anders Eklund in police interrogation. Photo: Polisen

Jailed killer suspected of murdering another child

A man serving a life sentence for murdering two people is now suspected of killing a schoolgirl. READ  

Christian Democrat leader attacked with cake
Göran Hägglund. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Christian Democrat leader attacked with cake

Christian Democrat party leader Göran Hägglund got an unexpected surprise during his visit to Gothenburg on Monday, when a spectator slammed a cake into his face. READ  

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Löfven promises hike in teacher salaries
Stefan Löfven and Magdalena Andersson at a school visit on Monday. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Löfven promises hike in teacher salaries

The Social Democrats want to make teaching a more attractive profession by increasing funding by 3.5 billion kronor ($511 million), the majority of which will go into the teachers' own pockets. READ  

Stockholmers protest for Christians in Iraq
The demonstration on Sunday. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

Stockholmers protest for Christians in Iraq

IN PICTURES: Thousands of people gathered in central Stockholm on Sunday to protest violence against Christians in the Middle East, particularly Iraq. READ  

Hägglund moots state-run healthcare reform
Photo: TT

Hägglund moots state-run healthcare reform

Christian Democrat leader Göran Hägglund labelled his summer speech on Sunday "the healthcare reform of the century", outlining plans to wrestle back state control of Sweden's healthcare from county control. READ  

Swedish government allows hymns at schools
Students at graduation. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Swedish government allows hymns at schools

The Swedish government has officially amended education law to make it clear that religious hymns are permitted at school graduations, and school events are allowed to take place in churches. READ  

Elite schools stripped of 'special' privileges

Elite schools stripped of 'special' privileges

Sweden's three elite boarding schools can no longer charge tuition fees, the government announced on Thursday, in a string of changes following a two-year review. READ  

'You're no rapist if you think it's a game': court

'You're no rapist if you think it's a game': court

An appeals court ruled on Monday that a man was not guilty of raping a woman because he had "no intent to rape her" during a session of violent sexual intercourse he thought was part of a game. READ  

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