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Crime figure sues police over sex club entrapment

A 48-year-old man identified as a leading figure in Stockholm's criminal underworld is suing an ex-policeman for 50 million kronor ($7 million), claiming he was set up as part of a major sex club scandal that led to ten criminal convictions in 2008.

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Crisis takes its toll on Sweden’s balance sheet

Sweden’s state finances deteriorated markedly during 2009, with the National Debt Office (Riksgälden) reporting a deficit of 176 billion kronor ($24.8 billion) for the year.

Prison for mum who cut kids with glass and nails

Prison for mum who cut kids with glass and nails

A 30-year-old woman from western Stockholm charged with subjecting her three children to ‘torture-like abuse’ has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.

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Berry pickers set to keep mystery stash of cash

A group of berry pickers who came across a sizeable sum of money last summer while working in a forest outside of Växjö in southern Sweden will most likely be allowed to hang on to the mysterious loot.

Drunken Swedish artist forgets painting four women

Drunken Swedish artist forgets painting four women

An artist from southern Sweden has been charged with assault for spray painting four women while in a drunken stupor.

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Sweden arrests Bosnian war crimes suspect

A 43-year-old war crimes suspect originally from Bosnia-Herzegovina was arrested on Tuesday in northern Sweden.

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Union groups: ‘Save money – sell Saab’

The heads of the local chapters of four trade unions represented at Saab headquarters in Trollhättan in south west Sweden have written a letter to US media urging General Motors to protect American taxpayers' money by saving Saab.

Workers: ‘Save Saab from Gangster Motors’

Workers: ‘Save Saab from Gangster Motors’

At noon on Tuesday, thousands of Saab Automobile employees gathered outside the company’s factory in Trollhättan in western Sweden to signal their displeasure with the behaviour of Saab owner General Motors (GM).

Sweden set to scrap university gender quotas

Sweden set to scrap university gender quotas

Sweden plans to ditch gender quotas for admissions to programmes at the country’s universities and colleges, according to higher education and research minister Tobias Krantz.

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Danish artist’s attacker ‘tried to recruit Swedes’

Young Swedes were encouraged to join the militant Islamist group al-Shabaab by the Danish-Somali man who attacked Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard with an axe, according to Danish media reports.

Continued uncertainty over fate of Saab

Continued uncertainty over fate of Saab

Saab Automobile's future remained in the balance on Monday as the head of General Motors signalled the wind-down of the Swedish carmaker was moving ahead, while other sources said that discussions continue with at least one suitor.