Bildt to break ice with Kosovo visit

Bildt to break ice with Kosovo visit

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt will travel to Pristina this weekend, the first visit by a foreign minister since Kosovo declared independence, the Swedish government said on Thursday.

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Ikea recalls chairs to stop kids falling down

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has recalled 3,600 high chairs sold in Europe because of a construction fault that could cause children to fall down, the company said on Thursday.

Swedish state to start selling sex toys

Swedish state to start selling sex toys

Sweden's state-run pharmacy chain Apoteket has announced that it is to begin selling sex toys in order to satisfy demand from customers.

Malmö rocked by morning crime wave

Malmö rocked by morning crime wave

Police in Malmö have created a special unit to investigate a wave of crimes in the city on Thursday morning that included the discovery of a car bomb, a bank robbery, a burning car and a suspicious bag.

Iran kicks out Swedish diplomat

Iran kicks out Swedish diplomat

Iran has expelled a Swedish diplomat from his post in Tehran, marking another move in a quiet diplomatic dispute that has been brewing for weeks.

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Prison sentence following laundry room rape of teen

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison for three separate sexual assaults, including the rape of a 14-year-old girl in his building's laundry room.

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What’s on in Sweden: March 7th – 13th

What’s on in Sweden: March 7th – 13th --Värtinnä in Stockholm, Mando Diao in Gothenburg, A Mountain of one in Malmö

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Girl leaps from window to escape intruders

A burglary in the suburb of Vårby, south of Stockholm, ended with a terrified nine-year-old girl leaping from a third story window.

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Sweden unhappy with EBRD head selection process

Sweden and other EU nations are unhappy with the selection process for a new head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Swedish finance minister said in a newspaper report Thursday.

Politicians: ‘Don’t serve us so much  booze in parliament’

Politicians: ‘Don’t serve us so much booze in parliament’

A teetotal group of Swedish lawmakers said on Wednesday that alcohol-free drinks should be served at official parliamentary functions because alcohol prevents some members of parliament from fulfilling their duties.

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Liberals call for mandatory sex ed

The Liberal Party wants to remove the option for parents to request exemptions from sex education classes for their children.