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Dutch woman barred from borrowing books

A Stockholm-area library is being sued by Sweden’s Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination (DO) for refusing to let a Dutch woman check out more than two books because she wasn't Swedish.

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ABB under investigation in EU cartel probe

The European Commission is investigating Swedish-Swiss Engineering group ABB as part of a large-scale investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices, the company revealed on Thursday.

Refugee advocate is ‘Swede of the Year’

Refugee advocate is ‘Swede of the Year’

Anita Dorazio, a 72-year-old advocate who pioneered health clinics for refugees in hiding, has been named Swede of the Year for 2008 by the weekly news magazine Fokus.

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

With Christmas fast approaching, it's high time to get in the spirit with a weekend of hectic club and concert activity.

Malmö club and concert tips: Friday, Dec 12

Malmö club and concert tips: Friday, Dec 12

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

Malmö club and concert tips: Saturday, Dec 13

Malmö club and concert tips: Saturday, Dec 13

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

Gothenburg club and concert tips: Saturday, Dec 13

Gothenburg club and concert tips: Saturday, Dec 13

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

Gothenburg club and concert tips: Friday, Dec 12

Gothenburg club and concert tips: Friday, Dec 12

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

What’s on in Sweden: December 12 – 18

What’s on in Sweden: December 12 – 18

What's on in Sweden: December 12th - 18th. Lucia and Lykke Li in Stockholm; Harlem Gospel and Streetdance in Gothenburg; world class jazz in Malmö

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Flasher suspect claims public masturbation was ‘groin massage’

A 60-year-old Swedish man who says he was massaging his groin is on trial for sexual harassment after three teenage girls claim they saw him masturbating at a public pool.

Sweden to launch car industry aid package

Sweden to launch car industry aid package

The Swedish government announced plans on Thursday to launch a 28 billion kronor ($3.42 billion) aid package for the country's beleaguered car industry.

Swedish property slump rumbles on

Swedish property slump rumbles on

House and apartment prices continued to drop in Sweden during November, though prices fell at a slower rate than previously, according to a new market analysis.

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Man stuck in tree after botched cat rescue

A man in northern Sweden got stuck attempting to rescue his cat from a tree, eventually needing the fire department to bring both him and his cat down safely.

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Refugees adapt better when they decide where to live

Refugees who choose where they want to live are able to adapt to Swedish society more quickly than those who are assigned housing by the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket), a new study finds.

Resident in elderly living facility found dead after six weeks

Resident in elderly living facility found dead after six weeks

A 67-year-old woman is believed to have been lying dead for up to six weeks in an apartment in a living facility for the elderly located in Karlskrona in southern Sweden.

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Sweden gives support to Latvian economic plan

Speaking on behalf of a group of Nordic and Baltic countries, Sweden said on Wednesday that Latvia’s economic structuring programme was credible and ambitious.