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Peak prices for Swedish mountain holiday homes

Mountain lodges in a prime Swedish ski resort have grown in value by a whopping 153 percent since 1991, new figures show.

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Arrest warrant for Swede over Auschwitz sign theft

Police in Poland have issued a warrant for the arrest of Anders Högström, a former neo-Nazi recently indicted over the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from the Auschwitz death camp.

Introducing… Anna Anka

Introducing… Anna Anka

Introducing... is The Local's guide to the Swedish celebrity. In this week's installment Malin Nyberg profiles Anna Anka, the conservative trophy wife Sweden loves to hate.

Profile: Sweden’s new EU minister Birgitta Ohlsson

Profile: Sweden’s new EU minister Birgitta Ohlsson

Birgitta Ohlsson was named as Sweden's new EU minister on Tuesday. An outspoken advocate of feminism, equality and civil liberties issues, as well as a keen supporter of Nato membership, Ohlsson also harbours dreams of a top UN human rights post.

Sweden and Poland push for nuclear arms cuts

Sweden and Poland push for nuclear arms cuts

Sweden and Poland's foreign ministers have joined forces in calling on the United States and Russia to sharply reduce their nuclear weapons arsenals in Europe.

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‘Asylum kids have a right to free schooling’

A government report has recommended that children of all asylum seekers should be given the right to attend pre-schools and schools, bringing Sweden closer into line with UN conventions.

Brit arrested for filming onboard plane

Brit arrested for filming onboard plane

A 37-year-old British citizen has been arrested in Sweden after staff on a Ryanair plane claimed they spotted him secretly filming their security procedures.

Sky darkens over Spyker-Saab funding

Sky darkens over Spyker-Saab funding

Spyker CEO Victor Muller is missing a third of the funds required to complete the purchase of Saab from GM as questions mount over the secret financiers rumoured to be backing the deal, according to the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper.

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Ex-boyfriend charged with brutal assault

A 21-year-old man has been charged with the brutal assault of his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend in Kristianstad in southern Sweden in November.

Ohlsson defies critics to claim EU minister post

Ohlsson defies critics to claim EU minister post

Birgitta Ohlsson has been named as Liberal Party colleague Cecilia Malmström's successor as Sweden's EU minister despite the initial reservations of party leader Jan Björklund.

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Swedish rapper guilty of Hollywood murder

A Los Angeles court has found 35-year-old Swedish hip-hop artist David Moses Jassy, aka Monopoly, guilty of the murder of a jazz pianist in Hollywood in November 2008.