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Sex ed group: ‘Fetishism is not a disease’

The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) is demanding the removal of fetishism and sadomasochism from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) registry of diseases.

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Lay judge resigns from Arboga murder case

A woman tasked with ruling on a high-profile double murder case has stepped down from her position after making comments described by the judge in the case as "completely lacking in judgment".

Massive illegal fishing trial underway in western Sweden

Massive illegal fishing trial underway in western Sweden

Two of seventeen people charged with illegally fishing more than 100 tonnes of cod from Swedish waters admitted wrongdoing on Wednesday in one of Sweden’s largest ever fish poaching cases.

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Man hopitalized in grocery store axe attack

One person was hospitalized on Wednesday after a man suddenly began swinging an axe inside a grocery store in Östersund in northern Sweden.

Bildt heading to Paris for Georgia talks

Bildt heading to Paris for Georgia talks

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt planned to travel to Paris on Thursday for talks with his French and Czech counterparts about the conflict between Georgia and Russia.

Swedish economic growth set to contract

Swedish economic growth set to contract

Sweden’s economy is heading for a rough patch according to a fresh report from the National Institute of Economic Research (Konjunkturinstitutet).

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Police arrest escaped murderer

A 35-year-old convicted murderer who escaped on Sunday from a psychiatric clinic has been arrested in Norberg, a small town in western Sweden.

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Halt in rising trend for Swedish mortgages

The sum of all new mortgages in Sweden has dropped for the first time since 2000, with the total value of new originations down 6 percent from 2007.

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Elderly woman in Arlanda baggage belt mix up

A 78-year-old woman who was planning to fly to Germany from Stockholm’s Arlanda airport found herself taking an unexpected trip on Tuesday.

Pink Floyd and Renee Fleming accept Polar Music Prize

Pink Floyd and Renee Fleming accept Polar Music Prize

British rockers Pink Floyd along with American soprano Renee Fleming received this year's Polar Music Prize in Stockholm on Tuesday night from the hands of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf at a gala ceremony.