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Swedish investors cool to risks of stock ownership

Swedes appear to prefer keeping their savings in the bank or under the mattress, rather than risk it in the volatile Stockholm stock market.

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Accused child murderer appeals retrial rejection

Christine Schürrer has appealed last week’s district court decision to forgo a retrial in the Arboga murder case following accusations that lay judges were biased.

Fewer prisoners return to life of crime

Fewer prisoners return to life of crime

Recidivism rates are falling among Sweden’s criminals thanks in part to efforts by the Prison and Probation Service (Kriminalvården) to better care for inmates with drug problems, according to a new report.

Learning to love Lund

Learning to love Lund

Robert La Bua visits Lund and its famed university, Skåne's esteemed home of higher education and Viking mischief.

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Ombudsman sues firm over Muslim woman’s firing

Sweden’s ombudsman for ethnic discrimination (DO) has sued a cleaning company after it dismissed a Muslim woman for not dressing appropriately on the job.

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‘Russia planned Georgian invasion,’ Saakashvili tells Swedish paper

Russia's recent foray into Georgia was meticulously planned, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said in an interview with a Swedish newspaper on Sunday. The president also blamed the West for not reacting sooner.

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‘Russian advance pushing Georgia closer to Europe’: Bildt

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has indicated that the recent conflict in the Caucasus could help speed up the integration of Georgia into Europe.

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Ericsson lands major deal in Vietnam

Swedish mobile phone network supplier Ericsson announced on Monday the signing of a $450 million deal to help Hanoi Telecom's modernize its mobile network in Vietnam.

Renewed focus on vocational education

Renewed focus on vocational education

The government has announced plans to devote 1.8 billion kronor ($278 million) over the next three years toward improving vocational training in Sweden.

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Pastor charged over threesome assault

A church minister from Stockholm has been charged with assaulting his wife after an amorous threesome spiralled out of control, Metro reports.

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Novices dig up rare bronze bowl in western Sweden

Amateur archeologists digging near Skrea hill outside Falkenberg have unearthed a unique artifact.

Thousands of Swedes order home chlamydia tests

Thousands of Swedes order home chlamydia tests

Tests for the sexually transmitted disease, which are available for order over the internet, have proven extremely popular in Sweden.

Bildt calls for summit on Georgia

Bildt calls for summit on Georgia

Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt wants eastern European states to hold a summit with the European Union to discuss the crisis in Georgia, according to an interview with a German newspaper.