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Woman held for raping man in Stockholm

A 41-year-old woman in being held by police in Stockholm on suspicions of raping a 30-year-old man who went home with her after the two met at an area pub on Monday night.

Arboga suspect may be mentally ill

Arboga suspect may be mentally ill

The German woman suspected of killing two toddlers in Arboga in March may suffer from a serious psychiatric disorder.

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Immigrants hindered by Sweden’s interpreter shortage

Despite its reputation as a haven for immigrants and asylum seekers, Sweden currently lacks authorized interpreters for more than three quarters of the languages spoken in the country on a daily basis.

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Gaming firm calls Svenska Spel’s bluff

Gaming company Betsson plans to open its first outlet in Sweden at the end of May with the express purpose of challenging the Swedish gaming monopoly.

iPhone coming to Sweden

iPhone coming to Sweden

Swedish-Finnish telecom operator TeliaSonera announced a deal on Tuesday to bring Apple's iPhone to the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Church fire was swarm of gnats

Church fire was swarm of gnats

Firemen from three stations rushed to a church in central Jönköping in Monday to put out what at first appeared to be a fire. But on closer inspection the smoke billowing from the steeple of Sofia church turned out in fact a swarm of gnats.

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Policeman docked wages for porn actress slight

A police officer in northern Sweden has been docked five days' wages after a former porn actress reported him for harassment.

Sweden ups security for Iraq conference

Sweden ups security for Iraq conference

The international community will meet in Stockholm on Thursday to assess the overall situation in Iraq at a conference seen as an important step toward Iraq's long-term stability, but which is not expected to lead to any major accords.

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Brazilians angered by Swedish tycoon’s Amazon price tag

A Swedish-born tycoon who acts as a deforestation advisor to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has stirred up controversy in Brazil for reportedly claiming all the Amazon could be bought for $50 billion.

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Swedes edge win over Slovenia

Tobias Linderoth's first goal in more than seven years for Sweden saw the Euro 2008 finalists beat Slovenia 1-0 in a warm-up match for the finals on Monday though, worryingly, star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic sat out the match with his knee bandaged.