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Swede charged with child sex assault in US

A 33-year-old man from Malmö has been indicted in the United States on eight counts of sexual assault of a child, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports.

‘Opposing Israeli violence is not anti-Semitism’

‘Opposing Israeli violence is not anti-Semitism’

Swedes who demonstrate over Israeli attacks are not anti-Semites. Calling them names is an attempt to silence criticism of Israeli policies, argues Stockholm-based Palestinian Alaa Kullab.

Showbiz lawyers gear up for Pirate Bay trial

Showbiz lawyers gear up for Pirate Bay trial

Swedish and international entertainment industry representatives are redoubling their efforts to challenge the legitimacy of file sharing website The Pirate Bay as the trial of four people connected to the site nears commencement.

Norwegian group joins case against Sweden’s wiretapping law

Norwegian group joins case against Sweden’s wiretapping law

A lawyers’ organization from Norway has submitted a petition supporting a case pending in the European Court of Human Rights which challenges Sweden’s controversial wiretapping law.

Modern methods pit reindeer herders against animal activists

Modern methods pit reindeer herders against animal activists

Far from the idyllic image of lone herders skiing after their reindeer, indigenous Samis in Sweden's far north today use snowmobiles and other vehicles, giving rise to an animal welfare campaign as far away as Britain.

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Riksbank offers long loans at variable rates

Sweden's central bank said on Friday it would continue to offer loans in Swedish kronor at longer maturities to improve the functioning of the markets, and that the new loans would be made at a variable interest rate.

Court lowers penalty for Swedish girl’s Cambodia abduction

Court lowers penalty for Swedish girl’s Cambodia abduction

An appeals court in Sweden has reduced the sentence of the father of a now six-year-old girl whom he abducted and took to Cambodia, hiding the girl for more than a year.

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Swedish town debates ban on ‘racist’ clothing

A youth recreation centre in Bromölla in southern Sweden has decided to ban anyone wearing clothing that could be considered racist from entering the facility.

Losses cause Saab shares to nosedive

Losses cause Saab shares to nosedive

Swedish aerospace company Saab reported a 708 million kronor ($85 million) net loss for the fourth quarter of 2008, down from a net profit of 1.01 billion kronor the year before.

Most Swedes favour more nuclear power

Most Swedes favour more nuclear power

As energy policy talks between the government and opposition parties continue, a new poll shows that six of ten Swedes are in favour of building new nuclear power plants.

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Sabuni offers to meet with Rosengård youth

Sweden’s integration minister Nyamko Sabuni wants to visit the homes of young people from the predominantly immigrant suburb of Rosengård in Malmö.

Baltic Sea jellyfish keeps researchers in Sweden guessing

Baltic Sea jellyfish keeps researchers in Sweden guessing

Marine biologists in Sweden remain puzzled by a species of jellyfish newly discovered in the Baltic Sea which they first feared was a harmful invasive species.