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Drunk student wakes in startled stranger’s home

A first-year university student has been fined and issued a suspended sentence for trespassing, as well as ordered to pay damages after he mistakenly entered the wrong home in southern Sweden following a night of heavy drinking.

Sweden looks at limits for profit-making schools

Sweden looks at limits for profit-making schools

The Swedish government plans to look at disciplining profit-making schools that don't make the grade by limiting how much money they can make.

Swedish leaders see unity on Afghanistan

Swedish leaders see unity on Afghanistan

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin both expressed satisfaction that common ground could be found after talks on the Swedish force in Afghanistan on Thursday.

Vattenfall invests in North Sea wind farm

Vattenfall invests in North Sea wind farm

Swedish energy group Vattenfall said on Thursday it would invest about one billion euros ($1.4 billion) along with Germany's Stadtwerke Munchen (SWM) in a 80-turbine offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

Swedbank leaps on strong interim report

Swedbank leaps on strong interim report

Sweden's Swedbank stock jumped on Thursday after the firm posted stronger-than-expected third quarter operating profit, lower credit losses and a profit in the Baltics for the first time since late 2008.

Police warn immigrants after Malmö shootings

Police warn immigrants after Malmö shootings

Police in Malmö issued a warning on Thursday urging residents with immigrant backgrounds to be extra careful when out alone at night or in the evenings.

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Sweden’s employment picture brightens

Sweden's unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September from 8.3 percent the previous month, Statistics Sweden announced on Thursday.

What’s On in Sweden: October 22nd – 21st

What’s On in Sweden: October 22nd – 21st

What’s on in Sweden: Roger Federer makes his debut at the Stockholm Open, ZZ Top top the bill in Gothenburg and The Divine Comedy plays in Malmö.

Police call for tougher gun crime penalties

Police call for tougher gun crime penalties

Police in Skåne in southern Sweden want to see tougher penalties for gun crimes in hopes of cutting down on the number of shootings in the region.

Housing still scarce for refugee children

Housing still scarce for refugee children

The Migration Board (Migrationsverket) is putting more pressure on Sweden's municipalities to help it cope with a major shortage of places to house refugee children.

Snow causes slick roads in southern Sweden

Snow causes slick roads in southern Sweden

The year’s first snowfall has resulted in slippery roads in many parts of southern Sweden, with some areas received up to 10 cenitmetres of wet snow.