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Muslim dentist loses discrimination suit

A Muslim woman from Kista north of Stockholm who was denied a job as a dentist after refusing to wear short-sleeved work clothes for religious reasons has lost her discrimination case against the Swedish Public Dental Service (Folktandvården).

Stockholm suffers nearly sunless November

Stockholm suffers nearly sunless November

The month of November was one of the gloomiest on record in Stockholm, meteorologists said on Monday, as the Swedish capital registered only 17.5 hours of sunlight for the entire month.

Sweden and the art of standing in line

Sweden and the art of standing in line

Grab a ticket, wait your turn, then pounce. Paddy Kelly examines the vicissitudes and intricacies of queuing in Sweden.

Swedish town crowns Hong Kong man Santa of the Year

Swedish town crowns Hong Kong man Santa of the Year

A Hong Kong man’s porridge eating skills helped him claim victory at the 2009 Santa Games in Gällivare in northern Sweden on Sunday.

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Councils pay out billions to cash-strapped Swedes

Social assistance payments to Swedes struggling to make ends meet jumped by 19 percent during the third quarter, new statistics show.

Bildt blasts ‘prejudice’ of Swiss minaret ban

Bildt blasts ‘prejudice’ of Swiss minaret ban

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Monday slammed Switzerland's referendum to ban the construction of minarets on mosques in the Alpine country.

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China climate leadership crucial: Reinfeldt

China must play a prominent role in the global fight against climate change, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Monday after a China-EU summit.

Woods backs wife: ‘Elin acted courageously’

Woods backs wife: ‘Elin acted courageously’

Tiger Woods has played down rumours about his love life and praised the actions of his Swedish wife after the golfer was involved in a Florida car crash that remains shrouded in mystery.

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Sexual attacks continue to plague Borås

The wave of sex crimes in Borås in western Sweden continued over the weekend, despite the detention of a 12- and 13-year-old boy suspected of attempted rape.

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Swedish officials in last ditch Saab rescue plea

A Swedish government representative is due to land shortly in Detroit to provide input to the General Motors (GM) board ahead of a Tuesday meeting where it is expected to decide the fate of Saab Automobile.

Zlatan’s heroics lead Barcelona past Madrid

Zlatan’s heroics lead Barcelona past Madrid

Swedish star footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have strengthened his chances of being named European footballer of the year after shooting Barcelona to a 1-0 win over Real Madrid.