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Palme Prize to doctor for help of Congolese rape victims

The 2008 Olof Palme Prize was awarded on Thursday to Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege for his work to help women victims of rape and war crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mogul’s losses could cost Handelsbanken millions

Mogul’s losses could cost Handelsbanken millions

The stock deals by finance and real estate tycoon Maths O. Sundqvist which brought down the Carnegie investment bank may also end up costing Handelsbanken close to one billion kronor ($127 million).

Alphabet soup: Sweden’s many languages

Alphabet soup: Sweden’s many languages

Learning Swedish is a noble pursuit. When in Rome and all that. But mastering the majority mother tongue is only the beginning, as many more languages loom large on the horizon, writes Alec Forss.

Bildt: isolation of Gaza ‘morally indefensible’

Bildt: isolation of Gaza ‘morally indefensible’

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said Thursday that the only way to halt the smuggling of weapons into Gaza is to stop the fighting and end Gaza’s economic isolation.

Home-grown cannabis flourishes in Sweden

Home-grown cannabis flourishes in Sweden

Marijuana in Sweden is increasingly being grown domestically rather than smuggled into the country, and police suspect Vietnamese crime networks are behind the proliferation in cannabis growing operations.

Women only gym zones ‘not discriminatory’

Women only gym zones ‘not discriminatory’

Sweden's Equal Opportunities Ombudsman (Jämställdhetsombudsmannen - JämO) has ruled against a man from Malmö who disputed the right of a local gym to reserve a section for women only.

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More than 200 jobless following UIQ’s bankruptcy

The recent demise of Swedish mobile phone software company UIQ has kept bankruptcy administrators busy and led several former employees to start their own firms.

What’s on in Sweden: January 9 – 15

What’s on in Sweden: January 9 – 15

What's on in Sweden: January 9th - 15th. The Stranglers and Lindy Hop in Stockholm; Manfred Mann and Belgian electronica in Gothenburg; Future Cop! in Malmö.

Clean sweep for Kleerup at Swedish Grammies

Clean sweep for Kleerup at Swedish Grammies

Stockholm musician Kleerup claimed three awards at Wednesday night's Grammis Gala, one more than the evening's other big winner, singer-songwriter Anna Ternheim.

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Man arrested for lighting fires at Stockholm petrol station

A 55-year-old homeless man was arrested early Thursday morning for starting several small fires near a petrol station in Tullinge south of Stockholm.

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Family members appeal axe attack verdicts

Members of the family convicted for their roles in a shocking axe attack in a village outside of Haparanda in northern Sweden earlier this year have decided to appeal the judgments.

Sundin’s debut helps Vancouver to victory

Sundin’s debut helps Vancouver to victory

Mats Sundin made his long anticipated debut for the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday as his new National Hockey League club posted a win with the Swedish star in its lineup.