Getting away with murder? Papers debate Rödeby verdict

Getting away with murder? Papers debate Rödeby verdict

James Savage looks how Sweden's papers reacted to a controversial acquittal in the case of a man who shot a teenage boy dead in southern Sweden last year.

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Man charged over bus masturbation

A 21-year-old man has been indicted on charges of sexual molestation after masturbating in front of a group of teenage girls on a Malmö city bus last month, Sydsvenskan reports.

Strong poll gains for Sweden Democrats

Strong poll gains for Sweden Democrats

The Swedish population's support for the far-right Sweden Democrats has gained the crucial mass necessary to enter parliament.

Swedish island paradise for sale

Swedish island paradise for sale

Fancy your very own Swedish island? Then the island of Hanö off the Blekinge coast in south-east Sweden may be what you are looking for.

Boom time for Swedish tourism

Boom time for Swedish tourism

International visitors are crowding into Swedish towns and ski resorts like never before, official figures have shown.

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Serial rapist gets six and a half years

A 24 year-old man has been sentenced six and a half years in jail for three rapes and three attempted rapes in the Stockholm area.

Sweden’s oldest bird nears 43rd birthday

Sweden’s oldest bird nears 43rd birthday

Birdwatchers have regained contact with a guillemot that had a ring attached one of its legs in July 1965, making it the oldest bird ever recorded in Sweden.

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Record opium haul in Gothenburg hotel room

A record amount of opium has been seized in a hotel room in Gothenburg. At 20 kilos, it is the biggest opium seizure ever in the region.

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Parliament vote ends pharmacy monopoly

Sweden's parliament on Thursday voted in favour of the centre-right government's plans to open up the country's market for prescription and non-prescription drugs to competition.

‘Swan woman’ convicted of cruelty to animals

‘Swan woman’ convicted of cruelty to animals

A 68-year-old woman who had eleven swans living in her tiny Stockholm apartment has been found guilty of cruelty to animals.

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Sweden trounce Denmark at World Championships

Sweden scored three goals in three minutes, 14 seconds in the third period as they trounced Denmark 8-1 in Quebec City on Thursday.

Rice to visit Sweden for Iraq conference

Rice to visit Sweden for Iraq conference

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit Sweden and Iceland from May 28th to May 30th, during which she will attend a UN conference on Iraq in the Swedish capital Stockholm, it was announced on Thursday.