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One in two foster kids sexually abused

A government report reveals that half the number of children who grew up in Swedish foster homes or institutions over the last seventy years were exposed to sexual abuse.

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English football coach plays down Sweden job

With speculation rife as to who will take over from Lars Lagerbäck as Sweden's national football coach, Fulham boss Roy Hodgson - who started his managerial career in Sweden - says he has yet to be approached about the job.

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Royal wedding brings military to attention

The Swedish Armed Forces are beginning preparations for next year's royal nuptials and anticipate sending 3,000 soldiers to stand guard when Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria marries Daniel Westling in June.

Chinese should be taught in schools: education minister

Chinese should be taught in schools: education minister

A review of language learning in schools is required to meet the demands of the global market climate says Sweden’s education minister Jan Björklund who is advocating Chinese lessons for college students.

Far-right member motions death penalty

Far-right member motions death penalty

During the annual congress of the far-right political party the Sweden Democrats, Joakim Larsson, chair of the Uppsala branch, has called for the introduction of the death penalty in Sweden.