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Unemployment levelling off: job agency

There are signs that Sweden has left the worst of the recession behind, according to the country’s national employment agency, which forecasts a leveling off of unemployment during 2010.

Police hunt for double murder suspect

Police hunt for double murder suspect

Police in southern Sweden have put out a warrant for the arrest of a 35-year old man for the murder of two men found in the trunk of a burning car near Halmstad on Sweden's west coast earlier this month.

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Swedish translation system gets EU funding

A research group led by the University of Gothenburg in the west of Sweden, has been granted 25 million kronor ($3.5 million) in EU funding to develop an online multilingual translation system covering most European languages.

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Girl fined for Sweden Democrat egg attack

A 17-year old girl was convicted on Tuesday for an egg attack on the leader of the far-right Sweden Democrat party, Jimmie Åkesson, during a rally by the party in Linköping in central Sweden last May.

Stieg Larsson book ‘pure slander’: partner

Stieg Larsson book ‘pure slander’: partner

Eva Gabrielsson, long-time partner of best-selling author Stieg Larsson, has slammed a new book claiming he was a mediocre journalist who lacked objectivity.

Borg seeks US-inspired European bank tax

Borg seeks US-inspired European bank tax

Swedish Finance Minster Anders Borg on Tuesday called for a European bank tax similar to a new US scheme, in an attempt to rectify shabby public finances and create a cushion to protect against future financial crises.

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Swedish paedophile jailed in Cambodia

A 62-year-old Swedish man has sentence to more than six years in prison by a Phnom Penh court for having sex with three boys.

Söderling down and out Down Under

Söderling down and out Down Under

Sweden’s Robin Söderling crashed out of the Australian Open in the first round on Tuesday, becoming the highest ranked man to fall.

Sweden to tackle ‘ticking bomb’ of Islamic violence

Sweden to tackle ‘ticking bomb’ of Islamic violence

Sweden needs to do more to help young “violence-affirming Islamists” turn their backs on extremist organizations, minister for integration Nyamko Sabuni said on Tuesday.

Millions in Swedish aid headed to quake-hit Haiti

Millions in Swedish aid headed to quake-hit Haiti

Sweden plans to donate 180 million kronor ($25.6 million) in financial aid to help Haiti recover from last week’s devastating earthquake, the foreign ministry said on Monday.