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Girls more stressed in high school than boys

Stress related to school is most common among secondary school students in Sweden, Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån) reported on Monday.

Security beefed up for Sahlin due to threats

Security beefed up for Sahlin due to threats

Security for Social Democratic leader Mona Sahlin has been tightened due to serious threats against her just over a month before elections, Swedish media reported on Monday.

Celtic sign Swedish defender Majstorovic

Celtic sign Swedish defender Majstorovic

Scottish Premier League side Celtic on Monday announced the signing of Sweden defender Daniel Majstorovic on a free transfer from AEK Athens.

Assange: Swedish press freedoms ‘most proven’

Assange: Swedish press freedoms ‘most proven’

Julian Assange, the Australian founder of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, has praised Swedish legislation protecting the freedom of the press but says that other countries, such as Iceland, are also working to improve their legal framework.

Pirate Bay’s Sunde launches micropay site

Pirate Bay’s Sunde launches micropay site

One of the co-founders of file sharing site The Pirate Bay has launched a social micro-payment system called Flattr.

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Housing in Sweden: useful links

Looking for somewhere to lay your weary head? The Local has put together a list of some of the most useful sites when searching for accommodation in Sweden:

Social Democrats propose ‘metro butlers’

Social Democrats propose ‘metro butlers’

The Social Democrats have proposed introducing "metro butlers" to help passengers run errands, the party wrote in an opinion article published in Dagens Nyheter on Monday.

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Drunk Swede rode 130 km/h above speed limit

A Swedish motorcycle rider stopped by Finnish police doing 233 kilometres/hour on the motorway has been held on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol and for seriously endangering the safety of road users.

House price climb cools off in July

House price climb cools off in July

The increase in Swedish housing prices has ceased with prices in greater Stockholm falling by 4 percent over the past month, according to new figures from Mäklarstatistik which attributes the impact of the pending general election.

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Amateur photographers aid police investigations

The police are receiving an increasing amount of help in their investigations from photographs and film captured by bystanders who either hand in their material or publish it on online first.

Alliance lead, far-right in parliament: poll

Alliance lead, far-right in parliament: poll

With 35 days to go before Sweden votes in a general election the Alliance coalition retained its slim lead over the Red-Green opposition, a new poll from Sifo shows. The far-right Sweden Democrats would meanwhile claim seats in parliament.