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Psychiatric care for Södertälje killer

A 39-year-old man who confessed to the killing of teenager Norba Haddad has been sentenced to psychiatric care.

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Sweden holds its breath ahead of Riksbank rate decision

Sweden’s market analysts and savers are anxious to learn the outcome of Wednesday’s Riksbank meeting, during which the bank’s governors will decide whether or not to raise interest rates for the third time this year.

Mass murderer denied request for reduced sentence

Mass murderer denied request for reduced sentence

Mattias Flink, currently in prison for killing seven people back in 1994, will not have his life sentence reduced to 24 years, the Örebro District Court ruled on Wednesday

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Government proposes tax cuts for pensioners

Sweden’s government on Wednesday put forward a fresh proposal to cut taxes for pensioners.

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Sweden projects budget surplus

Sweden is expected to post a 2008 budget surplus of 163 billion kronor ($25 billion dollars) despite the global economic slowdown, the Swedish budget authority ESV said Wednesday.

EU court exonerates Somali-born Swedes

EU court exonerates Somali-born Swedes

The European Court of Justice in Luxemburg has annulled a 2005 ruling against a Sweden-based Somali banking network which had its assets frozen due to suspicions of ties to terrorism.

Beltran in court to appeal rape conviction

Beltran in court to appeal rape conviction

Opera singer Tito Beltran appeared in court today to appeal his February conviction for the rape a teenage nanny back in 1999 and defend himself against additional suspicions of sexually molesting a child.

Swedes and wine – an awkward romance

Swedes and wine – an awkward romance

When it comes to wine drinking, it's high time for Swedes to shed their Baltic superabundance in favour of more Mediterranean moderation, argues Mark Majzner.

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Saying no to sex not enough to secure rape conviction

A 22-year-old man who admitted that his accuser said no to having sex with him was acquitted of rape charges by a court in western Sweden.

Court awards compensation for stolen drug money

Court awards compensation for stolen drug money

Sweden’s highest court has ruled that a drug dealer robbed of the proceeds from his illicit activities has the right to compensation from the state.

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Special courts to deter youth crime

The Christian Democrats want young people in Sweden accused of crimes such as shoplifting, graffiti, vandalism, and unlawful driving to have their punishments meted out quickly in a special youth court.