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Government urges commission on Roma

A truth commission is one of the proposals the Delegation for Romani Affairs delivered to cabinet minister Nyamko Sabuni on Friday.

Sweden’s Dreyer named security body police chief

Sweden’s Dreyer named security body police chief

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), a European security body, has named Sweden's Knut Dreyer as the new head of its police unit (SPMU), the organisation announced on Friday.

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102-year-old seeks to ditch legal guardian

A 102-year-old woman in Halmstad in southwestern Sweden wants to get rid of the legal guardian that the municipality arranged for her against her will when it mistakenly assumed she had no living relatives.

Top cop jailed for sex crimes

Top cop jailed for sex crimes

A former principal of Sweden's police training college and chief constable of Uppsala County has been jailed for six and a half years for crimes including aggravated rape, pimping and paying for sex.

Geely gets second green light for Volvo purchase

Geely gets second green light for Volvo purchase

A second Chinese government body had approved China's Zhejiang Geely Automobile's plan to buy Swedish automaker Volvo from Ford, the company announced on Thursday.

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Sweden reports 3.7% GDP growth in Q2

Sweden's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 3.7 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån, SCB) reported on Friday.

Mankell’s bag returned – with women’s clothes

Mankell’s bag returned – with women’s clothes

Swedish novelist Henning Mankell has had his bag returned to him by Israeli authorities after it was seized when troops raided the Ship to Gaza convoy on which he was travelling. But most of his possessions are missing from the bag, and have been replaced with women’s clothes.

Chaos reigns in central Sweden after heavy rain

Chaos reigns in central Sweden after heavy rain

Central Sweden was hammered by heavy rainfall on Thursday, with emergency calls overwhelming rescue services on flooded roads and properties. Several traffic accidents occurred, but no injuries were reported.

Train breaks down from Stockholm to Malmö

Train breaks down from Stockholm to Malmö

A high-speed X2000 train from Stockholm to Malmö experienced an engine breakdown on Thursday afternoon outside Skebokvarn in Södermanland southwest of Stockholm.

Century-old steamers inspire awe and nostalgia

Century-old steamers inspire awe and nostalgia

AFP's Francois Campredon savours a bygone era on vintage Stockholm steamer S/S Storskär, which is over 100 years old, as it cruises through the archipelago and the Baltic Sea for an annual summer steamship parade.

Ibrahimović confirms he will stay at Barcelona

Ibrahimović confirms he will stay at Barcelona

Barcelona's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimović quashed rumours on Thursday that he is leaving football club FC Barcelona, saying that he will remain at the club.