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Man sentenced for carrying offensive placard

A man who displayed a placard accusing immigrants of group rape at an anti-racism rally has been convicted of agitation against an ethnic group.

Dutch ditching dykes for Dalarna

Dutch ditching dykes for Dalarna

Hundreds of Dutch want to move to Dalarna and the county is using some innovative methods to help people leave the crowded Netherlands and its soggy dykes for central Sweden’s open landscapes.

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Tough to stop peeing in public

A decision late last year to make free toilets available on weekends in the university town of Linköping has not stopped the common practice of urinating on walls.

Australian author wins Astrid Lindgren prize

Australian author wins Astrid Lindgren prize

Australian author Sonya Hartnett has been awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for 2008.

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Ten years for student murder

A 22-year-old man charged with having stabbed a 20-year-old women to death in Jönköping last year has been sentenced to ten years in jail.

Housing prices heading back up

Housing prices heading back up

Housing values in Sweden are expected to rise in the coming months, ending several months of falling prices.

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Brazil leave out Ronaldinho for Swedish friendly

Brazil coach Dunga on Tuesday left out Barcelona star Ronaldinho from a squad to face Sweden in a March 26th friendly in London.

Chatting on the internet: Grounds for dismissal?

Chatting on the internet: Grounds for dismissal?

Axel Bringéus, 24, was fired from his job at Procter & Gamble last week after a newspaper published excerpts from his personal blog. Here he reflects on an irrational fear of the internet, which he thinks contributed to his dismissal.

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Sweden may delay privatization drive

Sweden's financial markets minister Mats Odell said the government is reviewing its privatization programme in light of the subprime crisis, reported the Financial Times.

Young Swedes trapped by SMS loan debt

Young Swedes trapped by SMS loan debt

Fire off a simple text message, wait 15 minutes and presto, 3000 kronor ($500) land in your account; the simplicity of obtaining SMS loans in Sweden is increasingly luring youths into debt.

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Sweden puts suicide reduction in focus

The Swedish government is to present a new plan on Wednesday designed to sharply reduce the number of suicides in Sweden.

Swedish dads steer clear of paternity leave

Swedish dads steer clear of paternity leave

Swedish fathers enjoy one of the most generous paternity leave policies in the world but few dads take advantage of the opportunity, with mothers in gender-equal Sweden still leading the charge in childcare.

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Bildt supports EU candidacy for Serbia

Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner have pronounced their support for eventual Serbian membership in the EU.