Swede strikes plea deal for Auschwitz theft

Swede strikes plea deal for Auschwitz theft

A Swedish neo-Nazi leader accused of ordering the theft of the Auschwitz death camp entrance sign will serve 32 months behind bars in his homeland under a plea bargain, Polish prosecutors said Thursday.

‘Wrong’ Björn Andersson elected to local Swedish council

‘Wrong’ Björn Andersson elected to local Swedish council

Björn Andersson from eastern Sweden was surprised to learn he had been elected to the local town council despite never having been a candidate.

Mystery shipwreck found in central Stockholm

Mystery shipwreck found in central Stockholm

The remains of a ship dating from the 1600s have been discovered outside the Grand Hotel in central Stockholm.

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Swedish optimism on economy grows

A research institute has revealed that while optimism among Swedes regarding the country's economy has increased, they are feeling less positive about their own household finances.

Swedish school criticised for prayer service

Swedish school criticised for prayer service

The Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) has criticised Borås municipality in western Sweden for breaching regulations banning religious services at end of term celebrations.

More Swedish children dependent on benefits

More Swedish children dependent on benefits

The number of Swedish children living in families that depend on long-term financial benefits has increased by around 10,000 in just over four years to about 54,000 children, government agency figures show.

Afghan refugees used to train Swedish soldiers

Afghan refugees used to train Swedish soldiers

Sweden’s defence minister is demanding answers after it was revealed that the military used Afghan refugees, at least one of whom was scheduled to be deported, to help train Swedish soldiers.

What’s On in Sweden: November 26-December 2

What’s On in Sweden: November 26-December 2

What’s on in Sweden: Camels and horses ride into Stockholm, a month of Cock in Gothenburg and Dubstep rules in Malmö.

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Swedish man dies after police intervention

A 21-year-old man died in hospital in central Sweden on Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained in a police intervention on Saturday evening.

Bitter winter on the way: expert

Bitter winter on the way: expert

The winter 2010/2011 is set to be as cold and snowy as last year, as a slew of weather phenomena push cold air from the poles down over Sweden, experts predict.

Tablet PC tops Swedes’ Christmas gift lists

Tablet PC tops Swedes’ Christmas gift lists

Swedes are expected to spend some 64.7 billion kronor ($9.3 billion) on Christmas shopping this year with the gift of the moment being a tablet PC, according to the Swedish Research Institute of Trade (Handelns utredningsinstitut - HUI).

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Sweden gets all-clear for Iraq deportations

Sweden can resume deportations to Iraq, the migration authority has announced, following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights to lift its suspension.