Home childcare trend fuels segregation fears

Home childcare trend fuels segregation fears

Sweden’s childcare allowance is proving ever-more popular in heavily immigrant neighbourhoods, resulting in the closure of some preschools and prompting fears about the measure’s unintended consequences.

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Sub par Söderling in shock first round Indian exit

Tournament top seed Robin Söderling was dumped out of the Chennai Open in the first round on Tuesday at the hands of 100th-ranked American Robby Ginepri.

Mysterious giant ice balls discovered on Swedish coastline

Mysterious giant ice balls discovered on Swedish coastline

Bird watchers walking along the beach on the Baltic island of Öland off Sweden’s southeastern coast were puzzled by an unusual natural phenomenon recently when they stumbled across dozens of football-sized balls of ice lying on the shore.

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Ex-royal bodyguard charged with rape

An agent with Swedish security service Säpo who once served as a bodyguard for King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria has been charged with raping a woman near Uppsala in eastern Sweden.

January in Sweden: Week one, thirteenth day, thinking time

January in Sweden: Week one, thirteenth day, thinking time

The Year in Sweden - January: Journalist Kim Loughran sketches a month by month account of the country he has called home ever since his accidental migration in 1966.

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Takeover bid sees Ticket trading halted

Trading in shares of the Ticket travel company was halted on the Stockholm stock exchange on Tuesday morning after the company’s stock price shot up 22 percent on rumours of a takeover bid by the firm's primary owner.

Epiphany reignites Sweden’s public holiday debate

Epiphany reignites Sweden’s public holiday debate

Workers in Sweden have only had two days to return to life on the job following their Christmas vacations before gearing up for yet another paid holiday on Wednesday.

Swedish Auschwitz sign suspect contacts lawyer

Swedish Auschwitz sign suspect contacts lawyer

Sweden is now processing a formal request for legal assistance from Polish authorities seeking to shed light on the baffling disappearance of the wrought-iron "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Dalarna braces for record-low Siberian chill

Dalarna braces for record-low Siberian chill

Residents in Dalarna in central Sweden are set to face near-record cold temperatures in the coming days as another cold front sweeps into Sweden from Siberia.

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Rowdy prison service Christmas party prompts police response

Police were called to a Christmas party thrown by Swedish prison personnel in Härnösand in northeastern Sweden after the festivities spiraled out of control.

Crown Princess in surprise Afghanistan trip

Crown Princess in surprise Afghanistan trip

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and her fiancé Daniel Westling on Sunday and Monday greeted Swedish soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.