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Swedish prostitution: gone or just hidden?

Sweden's tough laws banning men from paying for sex are grabbing international attention, with Britain considering similar measures. But have the Swedish laws actually worked?

Kenneth Branagh to star in BBC ‘Wallander’ series

Kenneth Branagh to star in BBC ‘Wallander’ series

Celebrated UK actor Kenneth Branagh is set to team up with the BBC for the production of a series of three films based on Henning Mankell's best-selling Wallander crime novels, UK trade magazine Broadcast reports.

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Stricter sick rules push up ‘last resort’ benefit claims

Stricter rules for claimants of sick benefits and unemployment insurance benefits has led to a larger number of Swedes applying for social benefits, the last-resort benefits provided by local authorities.

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Two killed in Baltic lifeboat accident

Two crew members on a Panama-registered cargo ship were killed and a third was injured when a lifeboat they were working on plunged into the sea off the coast of southern Sweden, Swedish rescue services said on Thursday.

Stars gather for celebrity rape trial

Stars gather for celebrity rape trial

A selection of Sweden's most popular entertainers are to be called as witnesses when the trial begins of opera singer Tito Beltran in Ystad on Friday.

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Murder attempt caught on camera

A 25-year-old man in Malmö indicted on a charge of attempted murder was captured on camera as he fired three shots at a 31-year-old man outside a nightclub in the Rosengård suburb in October.

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Swedes flee investment funds

Swedes saved less money in investment funds in 2007 than at any point since records began in 1994.

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Court gives thumbs up to anal massage technique

A doctor who received a warning for using a controversial 'anal massage' technique to cure various aches and pains has won an appeal at Stockholm County Court.

Busker beware: Gothenburg traders close to tears

Busker beware: Gothenburg traders close to tears

Store owners on Gothenburg's most famous street, Avenyn, have called on local authorities to ban street musicians from certain areas of the city during business hours.

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Babies share ward with 104-year-old woman

More than a century separates Norrköping's oldest living inhabitant from her ward mates at a local hospital.

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Sweden and Norway cancel Darfur mission

Sweden and Norway said on Wednesday they had withdrawn their offer of a joint force of 400 troops to be sent to Darfur as part of a United Nations-African Union mission due to Sudanese opposition.