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Fewer new housing starts in Sweden in 2008

New housing starts in Sweden dropped sharply in the first quarter of 2008.

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Inflation still a threat to Sweden’s strong economy

The Swedish economy remains strong, but rising food and oil prices may force the Riksbank to raise interest rates again next autumn.

Swedish Elks travel to Oz

Swedish Elks travel to Oz

From Floorball to Handball, Sweden is not averse to obscure sports. Yet most Swedes will be bemused to learn they have a national Australian Football team. Nic Townsend meets the Swedish Elks before they travel to Melbourne for the International Cup.

Five year sentence for pre-school fraud

Five year sentence for pre-school fraud

The woman in charge of several suburban Stockholm pre-schools was sentenced on Monday by the Solna District Court to five years in prison for defrauding the city of Stockholm out of millions of kronor.

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Female runners pestered by exercising exhibitionist

A number of women in the western Swedish town of Borås have been harassed recently by an unwanted workout partner.

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Sweden and Poland urge EU to go east

Sweden and Poland presented on Monday their EU partners with a plan to strengthen ties with eastern European nations like Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus and Moldova, which could one day join the bloc.

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Swedish justice: A matter of interpretation

As a growing array of languages jostle for position in the towns and suburbs of Sweden, Faisal Enayat Khan examines some linguistic shortcomings in the country's legal system.

More international students choose Swedish universities

More international students choose Swedish universities

The last academic year was the first time that the number of international students registered at Swedish universities and colleges topped the number of Swedes studying abroad.

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Tougher sentence for sledgehammer murder

The Court of Appeals in Gothenburg has lengthened the sentence of the woman who killed her partner on board their sailboat outside of Stenungsund on Sweden’s west coast.

Iraqi Christians demonstrate in Stockholm

Iraqi Christians demonstrate in Stockholm

Hundreds of people gathered in Stockholm on Sunday seeking to highlight attacks on Christians in Iraq, days before a United Nations conference on Iraqi peace and development opens near the city.

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Sweden pledges aid to Burma cyclone victims

Sweden will provide 74 million kronor ($12.6 million) in additional emergency aid to cyclone-ravaged Myanmar, the foreign ministry said on Sunday.

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Mikael Andersson’s body likely found

Police believe they have found the body of 19-year-old Mikael Andersson from Lidköping who has been missing for about a week.