Heavy snow wallops central Sweden

Heavy snow wallops central Sweden

Winter has returned to central Sweden, with heavy snowfall of up to 20 centimetres expected on Thursday.

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Abused foster kids to receive compensation

Children who were subjected to abuse in foster homes from 1920-1980 are set to receive 250,000 kronor ($38,500) per person in compensation and a public apology, a government mandated inquiry has proposed.

Sweden pledges more aid for ‘web activists’

Sweden pledges more aid for ‘web activists’

Sweden's minister for development cooperation has pledged to increase aid for social media and technical systems to prevent repressive regimes from shutting off the internet, such as the Egyptian government's measures last week.

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Boys discriminated in school grading: report

Boys are given lower marks in school more often than girls compared to the results each group achieves in national tests, a report based on statistics from the National Agency for Education (Skolverket) shows.

No sign Stockholm bomber had help: Säpo

No sign Stockholm bomber had help: Säpo

Sweden's intelligence agency announced on Thursday that there are no indications that the man behind Sweden's first suicide bombing had any accomplices.

UPS sued for demanding Muslim shave beard

UPS sued for demanding Muslim shave beard

Sweden's Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, DO) has filed a lawsuit against parcel delivery company United Parcel Service (UPS) after the company dismissed a Muslim driver who refused to shave his beard.

Manhunt for intruder at Mona Sahlin’s home

Manhunt for intruder at Mona Sahlin’s home

Reports of an attempted break-in at the home of Social Democratic leader Mona Sahlin on Thursday morning prompted a massive response as police hunted for the intruder.

Skanska sales up, profits remain elusive

Skanska sales up, profits remain elusive

Swedish construction and civil engineering giant Skanska on Thursday posted an increase in sales in the fourth quarter 2011, the first rise since the outbreak of the financial crisis, but full-year profits remained firmly in the red.

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Immigrants in Sweden feel less safe: study

One in four immigrants doesn't feel safe in Sweden, according to a new study. In general, however, Swedes feel safer than in years past.

Sweden Democrats suffer municipal exodus

Sweden Democrats suffer municipal exodus

Almost 400 municipal councillors have vacated their posts since the September 2010 election, with the Sweden Democrats (SD) grossly overrepresented among the withdrawals, according to a report by Sveriges Radio's Ekot news programme.

Sweden imports foreign trash

Sweden imports foreign trash

Sweden does not generate enough rubbish and 600,000 tonnes of foreign refuse were imported in 2010 to meet demand from district heating plants.