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‘Sex education a must for Swedish learners’

Sex education should form part of the curriculum for all adults attending Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) classes, a new government report has proposed.

Swedish and US yachts do battle over Stockholm stage

Swedish and US yachts do battle over Stockholm stage

Sweden's two Ericsson yachts were neck and neck with US entry Puma Ocean Racing Monday as the boats sprinted for Stockholm on the ninth stage of the Volvo race around the world.

Adopting in Sweden: a draining process with amazing returns

Adopting in Sweden: a draining process with amazing returns

Meet the Roberts family: Brett, 34, owns a small building company; his wife, Eleonore, is 33 and works in banking; their daughter, Iris, is two and just begun pre-school. On paper, they may seem like any other, but the family is a truly unique trio living in the heart of Stockholm.

‘Sweden needs an abortion register’

‘Sweden needs an abortion register’

A report presented to the government on Monday has proposed that Sweden establish a national abortion registry and distribute free contraceptives to students over fifteen in a bid to lower the number of unwanted pregnancies and abortions.

Strike could threaten Midsummer schnapps

Strike could threaten Midsummer schnapps

An unofficial strike at a Systembolaget (Swedish alcohol retail monopoly) warehouse south of Stockholm is currently underway, possibly threatening the supply of Sweden's favourite holiday beverage.

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Extra police resources to combat piracy

As the Pirate Party is gearing up for Brussels, Swedish police authorities are ramping up their efforts against file sharers.

Two dead in Swedish air crash

Two dead in Swedish air crash

Two people have died after a small aircraft crashed on the runway shorty after takeoff at Midlanda airport in Sundsvall in northern Sweden on Monday morning.

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Church of Sweden rocked by sex scandals

The Church of Sweden has already been shaken by several sex scandals this year. Archbishop Anders Wejryd regrets the incidents, and maintains that transparency is the best policy.

Nineties babies face major housing shortage

Nineties babies face major housing shortage

As they start to leave the nest, children of the nineties will face an ever-increasing housing shortage, according to a new study by the Swedish Union Of Tenants. At the same time, business daily Dagens Industri (DI) reports that housing construction is at a record low.

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Education minister clamps down on high school repeats

Swedish high school students will no longer be able to take courses at municipal adult education programmes (Komvux) in order to improve their grades, according to a new schools bill to be presented on Monday.

Surprise victory for Nordqvist at LPGA Championship

Surprise victory for Nordqvist at LPGA Championship

Anna Nordqvist, who turned 22 last week, became the fourth Swede to win a golf major with her surprise victory at the LPGA Championship on Sunday.

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18-year-old serial rape suspect arrested

Several cases of unsolved rapes in Tensta might soon be closed, according Stockholm police authorities. An 18-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of three rapes and is suspected of an additional five rapes in Belgium.