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Charges rare in Swedish sex crime complaints

More often than not, sex crimes accusations in Sweden don't lead to formal charges, a new study shows. The frequency with which charges are filed also varies widely across the country.

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Reaching expats in Europe simplified with new ad network

English-speaking professionals in other European countries form a growing and valuable market. Reach:Europe, launched today by The Local, helps advertisers reach nearly 6 million of these high-earning consumers with one phone call.

Boost for Swedes’ charitable giving in 2010

Boost for Swedes’ charitable giving in 2010

Charitable giving in Sweden reached near record levels in 2010, according to preliminary statistics, approaching levels not seen since the year following the tsunami catastrophe in southeast Asia.

Libyan embassy staff resign in Stockholm

Libyan embassy staff resign in Stockholm

Three non-diplomatic employees of the Libyan embassy in Stockholm have resigned in protest against the "genocide" currently taking place in the country.

130 people say they killed Olof Palme: police

130 people say they killed Olof Palme: police

With the 25th anniversary of the assassination of former Swedish prime minister Olof Palme a week away, Swedish police revealed on Monday that 130 people have confessed to the killing.

Swedish finance firms skirt bonus rules: report

Swedish finance firms skirt bonus rules: report

Roughly half of Sweden's financial firms have failed to abide by rules for handing out performance-based bonuses, a new report has shown.

Obesity gene linked to dementia: Swedish study

Obesity gene linked to dementia: Swedish study

People with a particular genotype associated with obesity may have three times higher a risk of developing dementia than those who do not, according to a study by Stockholm's Karolinska Institute.

Sweden issues Libya travel warning

Sweden issues Libya travel warning

Sweden has warned its citizens against all travel to Libya amid reports that dozens of people have been killed as government forces attempt to quash growing unrest in the country.

Ten fall through ice on Swedish lake

Ten fall through ice on Swedish lake

At least 10 people fell through the ice on Vättern, Sweden's second-largest lake, on Sunday, but no serious injuries were reported, according to the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (Sjöräddningssällskapet).

Two Swedes notch wins at Nordic World Cup

Two Swedes notch wins at Nordic World Cup

Swedes topped the podium twice over the weekend with Nordic World Cup wins in Norway. A Swedish alpine skier also won silver in the slalom at the World Ski Championships in Germany.

Global arms sales on the rise: Swedish think tank

Global arms sales on the rise: Swedish think tank

The world's 100 largest arms dealers, excluding Chinese vendors, sold weapons for $401 billion in 2009, with US vendors remaining in first place, according to a report published Monday.