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Bosnian-born Swede convicted of war crimes

A Stockholm court on Friday sentenced a Bosnian-born Swedish citizen to five years in prison for war crimes committed against Serb prisoners during the war in the former Yugoslavia.

Most Swedes sober when losing their virginity: study

Most Swedes sober when losing their virginity: study

Three out of four Swedes are sober when they have sex for the first time, a new study shows.

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Eight years for ‘dusk and dawn’ pyromaniac

Southern Sweden's so-called ‘dusk and dawn’ pyromaniac faces eight years in prison after the Ystad District Court in Ystad found him guilty of aggravated arson.

Stieg Larsson: the man behind the books

Stieg Larsson: the man behind the books

While Stieg Larsson's Millennium crime trilogy turned him into a global phenomenon, the late Swedish author never dreamed of being famous, his Swedish biographer tells The Local's Geoff Mortimore.

Major spending boost for Swedish railways

Major spending boost for Swedish railways

The Swedish government on Friday announced plans to invest an additional 800 million kronor ($128 million) in the country's rail system during 2011 following a harsh winter in which the country's trains were plagued by malfunctions.

Tougher rules to protect Sweden’s berry pickers

Tougher rules to protect Sweden’s berry pickers

The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has tightened regulations for hiring seasonal berry pickers ahead of the 2011 season.

Sweden vows to fight EU over smelly fish

Sweden vows to fight EU over smelly fish

Sweden’s most malodorous delicacy will continue to stink up households across Sweden if the government gets its way in the EU.

Olofsson denies knowing of Vattenfall payouts

Olofsson denies knowing of Vattenfall payouts

Minister for Energy and Centre party leader Maud Olofsson knew of the golden parachutes to Vattenfall bosses, several sources have revealed to Swedish media.

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Sweden fails its Roma minority: report

Sweden still fails to live up to the Council of Europe’s demands to protect the Roma people.

Culture Night offers cash-strapped Stockholmers a free night out

Culture Night offers cash-strapped Stockholmers a free night out

Nearly 70 museums and cultural institutions across Stockholm will open their doors to the public for free on Saturday in a bid to bring the city's cultural offerings to a wider audience, contributor Anita Badejo discovers.

Doctor visit text reminders violate patient privacy: health board

Doctor visit text reminders violate patient privacy: health board

Text message reminders for appointments with doctors or dentists may soon be a thing of the past in Sweden.

Photographer denies ‘stalking’ Queen Silvia

Photographer denies ‘stalking’ Queen Silvia

The photographer accused by the Swedish Royal Court of stalking Queen Silvia during a recent visit to New York denies that he caused her to fall and hurt her foot.

Hospital cleans out skeletons in its closet

Hospital cleans out skeletons in its closet

Skeletons in the collections of Helsingborgs hospital, believed to have come to Sweden through an illegal trade in bones, may finally get a proper burial.