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Scandal-hit King denies all allegations

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has denied all reports of alleged visits to strip clubs and contact with the criminal underworld, in an interview with the TT news agency on Monday afternoon.

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Reduce abortions by promoting adoption: Christian Democrat

Rather than abort unwanted children, women in Sweden should give birth and put the children up for adoption, a Christian Democrat politician has argued, hoping the measure would reduce the number of abortions in Sweden.

Resilience: Stockholm centre helps the world grow sustainably
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Resilience: Stockholm centre helps the world grow sustainably

The Stockholm Resilience Centre is leading the charge to put global development on a sustainable footing - a task that is engaging leading scientists and politicians worldwide.

Galatasaray confirms Elmander signing

Galatasaray confirms Elmander signing

Turkish club Galatasaray has confirmed the acquisition of Sweden striker Johan Elmander from English top-flight club Bolton.

Swedish women battle mounting debts

Swedish women battle mounting debts

Women are experiencing increasing problems servicing SMS loans and for the first time are defaulting at the same levels as men, according to a new survey from the Swedish Enforcement Authority (Kronofogden).

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Woman in critical condition in EHEC case

A Swedish woman is reported to be in critical condition after being infected with the virulent enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) bacteria stemming from an E. coli outbreak which originated in northern Germany.

Sahlin slams Social Democrats over Libya

Sahlin slams Social Democrats over Libya

Former Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin has criticised the party's u-turns over Sweden's participation in the UN-backed Libya mission, and new leader Håkan Juholt for being "harsh" to former justice minister Thomas Bodström.

Sweden critical of German nuclear decision

Sweden critical of German nuclear decision

Sweden's environment minister Andreas Carlgren has criticised Germany's decision to decommission its nuclear power stations as "unrealistic".

Sweden’s free school profits debate heats up

Sweden’s free school profits debate heats up

While applications to start privately-run, publicly-funded free schools (friskolor) are on the rise in Sweden, there is nevertheless gathering unease about the suitability of schools being run by private companies, The Local's Geoff Mortimore explains.

Think tank: cut wages to boost immigrant jobs

Think tank: cut wages to boost immigrant jobs

The government should work to cut wages in low paid jobs so that more new Swedes can get into the labour market, according to Swedish free market think tank Timbro.

Swedish police called to fight beaver invasion

Swedish police called to fight beaver invasion

Police were called to help a homeowner deal with a wayward Swedish beaver that had found its way into the caller's garage.

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Woman marooned for 3 days with dead husband

An elderly woman was stuck alone on an island with her dead husband for three days after he drowned and washed up on shore after a boating accident on a lake in northwestern Sweden last Wednesday.