500 refugee children in urgent need of housing

500 refugee children in urgent need of housing

Swedish migration authorities have decided to more than double the number of municipalities assigned to receive refugee children, regardless of the local councils' views on the matter.

Sweden hopes gas talks don’t turn poisonous at EU-Russia summit

Sweden hopes gas talks don’t turn poisonous at EU-Russia summit

EU and Russian leaders will open summit talks in Sweden on Wednesday in an atmosphere clouded by uneasy relations between Moscow and Stockholm over human rights and last's year's war in Georgia.

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Saab slapped with debt claim over worker pay

Saab Automobile has been hit with a payment demand from the administrative board of Västra Götaland county, which lent the troubled automaker hundreds of millions of kronor to ensure employees' salaries during restructuring.

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Bankers blindsided by con artist’s creamy cake

A well-dressed Swedish fraudster treated bank employees to cake as thanks for helping him make off with 12 million kronor ($1.75 million) in cash and gold. He has now been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Annika Östberg to be released in May 2011

Annika Östberg to be released in May 2011

Annika Östberg Deasy, who sat in a US prison for 28 years for her role in two murders, has had her life sentence reduced and will be released sometime in May 2011.

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Young trio sold sex with mentally disabled girl

Three young people have been indicted in Malmö on pimping charges for repeatedly selling the sexual services of a 14-year-old girl with a mild mental disability.

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Swedish town restricts ‘immigrant weddings’

A local politician from Landskrona in southern Sweden has decreed that only one “immigrant wedding” can be held at the town’s local community centre every month.

Swedes cast about for EU job candidates

Swedes cast about for EU job candidates

Sweden, the current head of the EU's rotating presidency, is ratcheting up its hunt for consensus candidates for two new EU top jobs. Stockholm intends to have the positions filled at a summit later this week.

Norwegian named as new Vattenfall CEO

Norwegian named as new Vattenfall CEO

Sweden’s Vattenfall has picked a successor to take over from current CEO Lars G. Josefsson, who has been under fire following a string of controversies at the state-owned energy giant.

Few convictions for paying for sex in Sweden

Few convictions for paying for sex in Sweden

Although it has been illegal to pay for sex in Sweden for ten years, only two people have been sentenced to prison for violating Swedish laws criminalizing the purchasing of sexual services.

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Deadly skin cancer on the rise in Sweden: study

The number of Swedes diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer has increased by 50 percent over the last decade, a new study shows.