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Teacher acquitted for arm lock on 5-year-old

A female preschool teacher facing charges for molesting a 5-year-old boy was acquitted on Monday by the district court in Varberg in western Sweden.

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Swedish wages plagued by record-low increases

Wages in Sweden have increased at historically low rates so far this year, according to preliminary figures from the National Mediation Office (Medlingsinstitutet).

Terror threat prompts Sweden travel warning

Terror threat prompts Sweden travel warning

Sweden’s foreign ministry has issued a new warning to travelers in light of the increased threat of terrorist attacks in Europe.

17,000 minks set free in southern Sweden

17,000 minks set free in southern Sweden

17,000 minks escaped from a farm in Skillingaryd in southern Sweden on Monday after a lock on the animals' cage was bust open.

‘Swedes paid hostage ransom from secret fund’

‘Swedes paid hostage ransom from secret fund’

Sweden paid several million kronor to buy the release of a Swedish UN worker and a Norwegian colleague who had been kidnapped in Lebanon, according to a new book.

Cinnamon Bun Day: Just another manic bun day

Cinnamon Bun Day: Just another manic bun day

Forget about Swedish springtime's notoriously sweet semla, the delicious wheat bun spiced with cardamom, filled with almond paste and topped with lashings of cream.

Alliance candidate wins Riksdag speaker vote

Alliance candidate wins Riksdag speaker vote

The Alliance government candidate Per Westerberg on Monday won the election to speaker of Sweden's Riksdag by 194 votes to 153 for Kent Härstedt.

Father of test tube babies claims Nobel in medicine

Father of test tube babies claims Nobel in medicine

The first of the 2010 Nobel Prizes, the prize for medicine, has been awarded to British researcher Robert Edwards for his work on in-vitro fertilization.

Alfred Nobel’s last will and testament

Alfred Nobel’s last will and testament

Swedish industrialist and scholar Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), who made a substantial fortune from his invention of dynamite in 1866, established the Nobel Prizes in his will.

How ‘merchant of death’ Alfred Nobel became a champion of peace

How ‘merchant of death’ Alfred Nobel became a champion of peace

The legacy of Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who made a fortune off the destructive power of dynamite, has become synonymous with peace, in large part due to a small twist of fate, writes the AFP's Marc Preel.

Saab wins billion kronor defence system order

Saab wins billion kronor defence system order

Sweden defence firm Saab has received an order for an airborne surveillance system worth in excess of 4.5 billion kronor ($669 million).

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Police chief slammed over ‘racist’ joke

A Swedish police chief has courted controversy after he dressed up and told a joke about a black prostitute in front of a group of colleagues, reported Sveriges Radio Gothenburg.

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Reinfeldt rejects Sweden Democrat overtures

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has declined to negotiate with the Sweden Democrats, who may hold the key to the ballot to appoint the next speaker of Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, on Monday.