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Swedish success attracts Japanese attention

Sweden’s remarkable recovery from the international financial crisis and the country’s robust economic climate has attracted a major Japanese newspaper to produce a special report on the secret of Sweden’s success.

Swedish forced marriage laws ‘not strong enough’

Swedish forced marriage laws ‘not strong enough’

Swedish laws against forced marriages and child marriages are not effective, the country's migration board stated in a report to the government on Wednesday.

Australia appeals to Sweden over Assange

Australia appeals to Sweden over Assange

Australia's ambassador in Stockholm has written an appeal to Sweden's justice minister for assurances that Julian Assange, an Australian national, will be treated fairly should the WikiLeaks founder be extradited to Sweden.

Rise in abuse of foreign wives in Sweden: report

Rise in abuse of foreign wives in Sweden: report

Reports of assault and sexual abuse from women who come to Sweden to be with Swedish men have become increasingly common, according to a new report.

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Swedish inflation advances in January

Sweden's inflation rate rose at a higher clip in January than the previous month, partly due to rising housing costs.

Al-Qaeda issues new Sweden threat: report

Al-Qaeda issues new Sweden threat: report

An English-language online publication with links to the al-Qaeda terrorist network has paid tribute to the suicide bomber who attacked in Stockholm in December while calling for new acts of terrorism in Sweden in indirect terms.

Soviet-era files reveal Swedes’ civil war fears

Soviet-era files reveal Swedes’ civil war fears

Sweden's ambassador in Moscow expressed concerns of a "civil war" in the former Soviet Union in a telex to the Swedish foreign ministry in August 1991, according to secret diplomatic reports released by the agency on Thursday.

Beer in Sweden: it’s not as bad as you think

Beer in Sweden: it’s not as bad as you think

In his first monthly column on malted beverages, blogger Darren Packman reminds readers that beer, not wine, helped build empires and explains what it's like to taste a 1,150 kronor ($178) bottle of beer.

Swedish midwife re-used needle from HIV patient

Swedish midwife re-used needle from HIV patient

An attendant midwife at Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge in southern Stockholm used the same needle to treat a new mother as she had for another HIV positive patient.

Ice Festival brings winter warmth to Uppsala

Ice Festival brings winter warmth to Uppsala

Looking for ways to celebrate, rather than bemoan, Sweden's long-lasting winter chill? Check out the Ice Festival in Uppsala, where contributor Oliver Gee learns about the many ways that frozen water can make winter fun.

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Drunk Swede drove to police station to pick up drunk friend

A 28-year-old man is facing drunk driving charges after he drove to a police station in Malmö in southern Sweden to pick up his friend who had been arrested for driving under the influence earlier that day.

Swedes die in Vietnam boating accident

Swedes die in Vietnam boating accident

Two Swedes were among the dead after a tour boat broke in half and sank in Vietnam's Halong Bay on Thursday, the Swedish government has confirmed.

ABB upbeat on growth despite profits fall

ABB upbeat on growth despite profits fall

Swedish-Swiss engineering giant ABB on Thursday said its 2010 net profit fell 12 percent to $2.56 billion but insisted this year will be much better while announcing large cost cuts.