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AMF Pension reaches settlement with ex-CEO

The former CEO of Swedish pensions firm AMF Pension has agreed to reimburse his old employer following a bonus scandal that jeopardized the career of trade union chief Wanja Lundby Wedin.

Swedish parents keep 2-year-old’s gender secret

Swedish parents keep 2-year-old’s gender secret

A couple of Swedish parents have stirred up debate in the country by refusing to reveal whether their two-and-a-half-year-old child is a boy or a girl.

Sweden summons Iran’s ambassador

Sweden summons Iran’s ambassador

The Swedish foreign ministry summoned Rasoul Eslami, Iran's ambassador to Sweden, to a meeting on Tuesday regarding Sweden's "serious concerns" about the ongoing violence and restrictions on free speech in the middle eastern state.

Man charged with copyright violation for Web TV hockey links

Man charged with copyright violation for Web TV hockey links

A 31-year-old resident of Söderhamn in eastern Sweden has been charged with copyright infringement after publishing online streaming links to televised ice hockey matches on his personal homepage.

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Migration Board worker found guilty of bribery

An employee of the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has been ordered by the Solna district court to pay 40,000 kronor ($5,000) in damages after having been found guilty of bribery.

Euro support hits six-year high: poll

Euro support hits six-year high: poll

Support for Sweden joining the eurozone has reached its highest point in six years, with voters in favour of retaining the krona maintaining a lead of just one percentage point in a new poll.

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Politician buried 11,000 chickens in mass grave

A local politician-cum-chicken farmer in southern Sweden has landed himself in hot water for burying 11,000 hens in a mass grave without contacting the proper authorities, Sydsvenskan reports.

Sweden braces for ‘trying’ EU presidency

Sweden braces for ‘trying’ EU presidency

Financial crisis, climate change and an uncertain balance of power; Sweden has a long list issues to tackle when it takes over the European Union (EU) presidency on July 1st, according to the responsible Swedish ministers. In addition, officials are expecting Iceland to seek fast-tracked EU membership.

Fewer Swedes feeling lonely: study

Fewer Swedes feeling lonely: study

Fewer Swedes feel lonely today than they did in the middle of the 1980s and it is people in their thirties who feel most alone, according to research by Lars Tornstam, sociology professor at Uppsala University.

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Kids registered illegally at Riksdag homes

Although against regulations, members of the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) have allowed their children to register a few of the Parliament's apartments as their permanent address. The apartments are primarily intended for short-term accommodation for members of parliament who live outside of Stockholm.

Sweden takes up annual mosquito battle

Sweden takes up annual mosquito battle

In their annual efforts to neutralize the expected masses of mosquitoes this summer, Swedish pest control experts are targeting an area of eastern Sweden along the Dalälven River long known as a major breeding ground for the blood-thirsty insects.