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The Royals: ‘A living touchstone to the past’

Sweden's royals remain popular because they provide an invaluable link to the past, writes Gene Oberto, in response to an article critical of the country's constitutional monarchy.

Terror financing trial underway in Malmö

Terror financing trial underway in Malmö

Security was tight at a Malmö courthouse as proceedings began on Monday to determine whether or not donations to the Swedish chapter of a Palestinian foundation were being used to support Hamas.

UK snow storm causes delays at Swedish airports

UK snow storm causes delays at Swedish airports

Flights from Sweden’s major airports have been hit by lengthy delays and cancellations as snowstorms swept across western Europe and the UK on Monday.

Book returned to library after 37 years

Book returned to library after 37 years

A repentant borrower has returned a book to a library in a town in eastern Sweden 37 years after it first went missing from the shelves.

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Three charged in ‘Romario’ killing

Three young men were charged on Monday for the murder of 23-year-old Ahmed "Romario" Ibrahim Ali, who was stabbed to death north of Stockholm in October.

Atlas Copco to slash 3,000 jobs

Atlas Copco to slash 3,000 jobs

Swedish industrial equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco has announced cutbacks expected to affect 3,000 workers worldwide, including 900 in Sweden.

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Hong Kong firm pushes ahead with Stockholm metro plans

Hong Kong transport company MTR said on Monday it would press ahead with its plans to begin operating the Stockholm metro system from November despite an appeal from French firm Veolia.

Triple murderer released from jail

Triple murderer released from jail

A Finnish man sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of three members of the same family in northern Sweden in 1988 was let out of jail on Monday morning.

Cop’s craving uncovers contraband cigarettes

Cop’s craving uncovers contraband cigarettes

When a police officer was offered two different prices for a pack of cigarettes at a tobacco store in southern Sweden, he put his nicotine craving aside and called for backup.

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Outrage over language ban proposal

Elementary students in Sweden with foreign backgrounds should no longer be allowed to study maths in their native languages, according to a Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) working group.

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Psychiatric restraint methods called into question

Personnel in Sweden’s psychiatric hospitals have been using dangerous methods to restrain unruly patients.