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Rapid rise in unemployment claims

The number of people receiving unemployment assistance in Sweden in July was up 30 percent on the same month last year, according to new figures from the Swedish Unemployment Insurance Board (Inspektionen för arbetslöshetsförsäkringen - IAF).

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Defrocked pastor sues Christian dating site

A Church of Sweden minister has demanded compensation from a Christian dating site after he was stripped of his clerical collar for insulting a number of the site's female users.

Gotland governor ousted over beach row

Gotland governor ousted over beach row

Gotland county governor Marianne Samuelsson has been forced to step down from her post after she was taped arguing that a local businessman should receive preferential treatment for plans to extend his property in a protected beachside area.

Swedish men make the best husbands: study

Swedish men make the best husbands: study

Swedish men’s enlightened attitudes toward equality and gender roles make them among the best potential husbands in the developed world, a recent study shows.

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Arrest in attempted child strangling

An 18-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for the attempted murder of an 8-year-old girl near Trollhättan in western Sweden in mid-July.

Fresh capital to help fund Spotify’s US expansion

Fresh capital to help fund Spotify’s US expansion

Sweden’s Spotify hopes to use a major new investment to help the company expand its online music service in the United States, according to new reports.

EU anti-torture body blasts Swedish jails

EU anti-torture body blasts Swedish jails

The Council of Europe's anti-torture body has criticized Sweden for the long periods of isolation endured by inmates in the country's jails and remand prisons.

Swedish anti-piracy law keeps downloaders on the defensive

Swedish anti-piracy law keeps downloaders on the defensive

Four months after Sweden implemented a new law to crack down on internet piracy, the AFP’s Marc Preel discovers that the debate continues about the measure’s long-term implications for file sharers and copyright holders alike.

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‘Secret’ Swedish police data sold by criminals

Supposedly secret police lists containing details about Sweden’s most dangerous criminals are up for sale across the country among members of the Swedish underworld.

Swedish MP: I don’t want to force abortion on Ireland

Swedish MP: I don’t want to force abortion on Ireland

A prominent Swedish MP has insisted that she is not trying to use the European Union's Lisbon Treaty to impose liberal abortion laws on Catholic countries like Ireland, which will vote on whether to accept the treaty in a referendum this autumn. She just wants a proper debate, she says.

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Teen found dead in southern Sweden

Police in southern Sweden are investigating the suspected murder of a 19-year-old woman whose body was discovered late Monday night.

Sunde quits as Pirate Bay spokesperson

Sunde quits as Pirate Bay spokesperson

Peter Sunde, one of the founders of The Pirate Bay, announced on Monday he is stepping down as the file sharing site’s spokesperson.