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Swedish banks avoid credit crunch damage

Sweden's major banks have so far avoided any major damage from the current international financial turbulence, to judge by the evidence of first quarter reports released this week.

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Sweden contributes to Poverty and Environment Fund

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said the Swedish government has approved an additional contribution of 15 million kronor ($2.5 million) to the Poverty and Environment Fund administered by the ADB.

Murder suspected in fatal bus crash

Murder suspected in fatal bus crash

Police suspect that a young woman run over by a bus in Lund on Wednesday afternoon may have been pushed.

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‘It’s as if we immigrants stink of rotten fish’

When deciding where in the world to study and work, Nabeel Shehzad, an engineer from Pakistan, thought Sweden seemed like the perfect place. But that was before he began to encounter discrimination on a regular basis.

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Man masturbates in front of female church minister

A 44-year-old man in western Sweden has been taken in hand by the local judiciary for masturbating in front of a female church minister.

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Making it in Sweden: the British professor

British physicist Mark Pearce has seen his career go from strength to strength since moving to Sweden with his Swedish girlfriend. He is now Professor of Physics at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

SVT to televise Engla funeral

SVT to televise Engla funeral

Sweden's national broadcaster SVT has said it will provide live coverage of the funeral of murdered 10-year-old Engla Juncosa Höglund.

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Orderly charged for forced genital shaving

A 65-year-old male care giver was charged on Wednesday in Borås District Court in western Sweden for forcibly shaving the pubic hair of a handicapped woman, writes the Expressen newspaper.

Schenström: ‘I feel as old as Gandalf’

Schenström: ‘I feel as old as Gandalf’

Fredrik Reinfeldt's former closest aid Ulrika Schenström has spoken to the media for the first time since her resignation in the wake of an alcohol-fuelled evening with a TV reporter.

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Drunken axe-man arrested after dramatic car chase

A 45-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday morning after attacking another man with an axe and then leading police on a wild car chase in northern Sweden.

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Making it in Sweden: a Frenchman in business

For Frenchman Yann Blandy, moving to Sweden straight after finishing his studies was the prelude to a successful career in business.