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Man arrested for rape of disabled woman

A man in his twenties has been arrested in connection with the rape of a disabled woman in Uppsala, Sveriges Radio reports.

Court: Campogiani trial open to public

Court: Campogiani trial open to public

The trial of those accused in the beating death of 16-year-old Riccardo Campogiani will be open to the public, the Stockholm Court of Appeals has decided.

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Porsche swallows Volkswagen as VW grabs Scania

Monday was a memorable day for Europe's largest automaker Volkswagen AG – only hours after buying a controlling stake in Swedish truck manufacturer Scania, VW was in turn swallowed by the holding company of luxury carmaker Porsche.

Auto industry jewel slips into foreign hands

Auto industry jewel slips into foreign hands

Volkswagen's acquisition Monday of truckmaker Scania saw one of the Swedish auto industry's last crown jewels pass into foreign hands, following in the footsteps of Volvo and Saab, but analysts said the brand would remain strongly linked to Sweden.

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Scania’s main union welcomes VW deal

Scania's main workers union said Monday it was pleased German car maker Volkswagen had taken control of the Swedish truck maker following an agreement announced on Monday,

Obama wins primary in Sweden

Obama wins primary in Sweden

Barack Obama has handily defeated rival Hillary Clinton in a vote by registered members of the Democratic Party living in Sweden.

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Palme Prize official: ‘let Ardalan leave Iran’

The organizers of the Olof Palme Prize on Monday urged Iran to drop a ban on Iranian feminist and journalist Parvin Ardalan leaving her country to receive the 2007 award in Stockholm.

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Boys convicted for distributing nude video of classmate

Two teenage boys have been convicted of slander and sentenced to community service for distributing a nude video of a classmate, Borås Tidning reports.

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Michelin-starred restaurants in Gothenburg

Matt O'Leary discovers there is plenty of fine dining to be had in a city not always associated with gourmet grub.

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Triple-record for 2007 Swedish labour market

More than 100,000 Swedes entered the labour force in 2007, allowing more Swedes to work more hours on average than almost ever before and bringing full-year unemployment down to 6.1 percent.

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Palme Prize winner barred from leaving Iran

Iranian feminist and journalist Parvin Ardalan said on Monday that she was prevented from leaving the country to receive her 2007 Olof Palme Prize in Stockholm.