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Ikea under fire over Turkish supplier

Swedish furniture giant Ikea and US retailer Wal-Mart was among several international companies criticized by a Norwegian group for what it deemed "unacceptable" working conditions at a Turkish supplier.

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Five charged over Iraqi human smuggling ring

Three men and two women were formally charged on Monday for human smuggling on suspicions they helped transport 24 Iraqis into Sweden in return for large sums of money.

Female students win discrimination case

Female students win discrimination case

In a closely watched affirmative action case, a Swedish court ruled on Monday that men should not have been offered spots in a veterinary school programme ahead of women with equivalent qualifications.

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Couple’s surrogate son stuck in Ukraine

A Swedish couple who had a son born to a surrogate mother in Ukraine is having trouble getting their 13-day-old child back to Sweden.

Winter rail destinations: Riksgränsen

Winter rail destinations: Riksgränsen

Lying 200 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, Riksgränsen is Sweden's most northerly resort and a nature lover's delight.

Sweden’s chicken glass mystery thickens

Sweden’s chicken glass mystery thickens

Bits of glass have been found in a package of Ivar’s brand frozen chicken in northern Sweden as well as a package of fresh chicken sold in a Coop supermarket in Ystad in the south of the country.

Thieves take two-tonne carousel for a ride

Thieves take two-tonne carousel for a ride

Police in northern Sweden are on the lookout for an old-style funfair carousel that was stolen on Saturday from the roadside near Näsviken, 300 kilometres north Stockholm.

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Snowmobilers’ deaths remain a mystery

Police in northern Sweden remain baffled over a couple found dead beside their snowmobile on Sunday on a lake outside of Kiruna.

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More bling for your buck at Stockholm’s premier palazzo

A resplendent 19th century palace with a distinctly Mediterranean feel, Hallwyl House in Stockholm is an architectural gem well worth adding to the tourist itinerary, writes James Savage.

AMF board tells ex-CEO to repay pension

AMF board tells ex-CEO to repay pension

The board of AMF Pension said late Sunday night that they had been misled about the size of former CEO Christer Elmehagen’s pension and requested that he pay more than 20 million kronor ($2.4 million) back to the company.

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Swedish police struggle to stop pre-teen drug dealers

Police in Linköping in central Sweden have discovered a 12-year-old boy for trying to sell hashish on school grounds.

Sweden Democrats in racism row

Sweden Democrats in racism row

Racism and hostility toward foreigners are common themes for the far-right Sweden Democrats, despite the party’s efforts to move into the political mainstream, according to a new investigation.