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Schoolboy compensated for racial bullying

A boy in western Sweden is to be compensated after enduring years of racially-motivated bullying, Sweden’s Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen – DO) has ruled.

Swedish home prices continue upward climb

Swedish home prices continue upward climb

Swedish house prices have risen for the 18th straight quarter and home construction is booming, but that doesn't meant that house hunters can't find something spacious for a reasonable price.

Dementia patients locked in alone at night: report

Dementia patients locked in alone at night: report

Patients suffering from dementia are routinely locked in without supervision at night at six of ten care homes in Sweden, a new inspection report from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has shown.

‘The world’s most complete partnership’

‘The world’s most complete partnership’

On the eve of three important international summits, US ambassador to Sweden Matthew W. Barzun emphasises the importance of the transatlantic partnership as well as Sweden’s constructive role in promoting international engagement.

Swedish weapons used by Iraqi army

Swedish weapons used by Iraqi army

Iraqi soldiers are using Swedish-made anti-tank weapons after having received the equipment from the US military, in direct contravention of bilateral arms exports agreements, according to Sveriges Radio's news bulletin Ekot on Thursday.

What’s On in Sweden: November 19th – 25th

What’s On in Sweden: November 19th – 25th

What’s on in Sweden: Brown and Friendly comedy in Stockholm, A Bullet For My Valentine in Gothenburg and Lady Gaga comes to Malmö.

Swedish pro footballer charged for rape

Swedish pro footballer charged for rape

Swedish football player Dulee Johnson of Stockholm side AIK was charged on Thursday for allegedly raping a woman earlier this year.

A populist lexicon: freedom fries and the Swedish far-right

A populist lexicon: freedom fries and the Swedish far-right

The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson exposes the orthodoxy and self-serving folksy truisms of far-right PC in a lexicon of populist platitudes.

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Swedish unemployment continues decline

Sweden's unemployment rate continued to decline in October to 7.5 percent from 7.8 percent in September, Statistics Sweden announced on Thursday.

Arrest warrant issued for WikiLeaks founder

Arrest warrant issued for WikiLeaks founder

A Swedish court on Thursday issued a warrant for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on suspicions of rape and sexual molestation.

Second arrest in killing of Swedish honeymooner

Second arrest in killing of Swedish honeymooner

Police in South Africa have arrested a second man in connection with the murder of a Swedish newlywed on her honeymoon in Cape Town, national police Commissioner Bheki Cele said Thursday.

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Gothenburg terror trial comes to a close

The Gothenburg trial of two Swedish citizens charged with "planning terrorist crimes" in Somalia ended Wednesday.

Swedes hold Germany in drab stalemate

Swedes hold Germany in drab stalemate

Sweden and Germany played out a dull defensive goalless draw in Gothenburg on Wednesday night, underlining how important the absent Zlatan Ibrahimovic is to Euro 2012 qualification plans.