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Teen girl held as sex-slave for a year: report

Swedish police have freed a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly trafficked to Sweden from Belgrade and held as a sex-slave for a year by a mentally-deranged man, media reports said Wednesday.

Pressure mounts to open Sweden’s Stasi archive

Pressure mounts to open Sweden’s Stasi archive

Sweden's justice minister Beatrice Ask has indicated that she is prepared to discuss the opening the Stasi archive of Swedish security service Säpo in response to calls for more transparency over the classified files.

Alcohol damages women’s brains faster than men’s: Swedish study

Alcohol damages women’s brains faster than men’s: Swedish study

Women alcoholics suffer damage to the part of their brain that controls moods, impulses and sleep three times faster than their male counterparts, a Swedish study showed Wednesday.

LinkedIn launches Swedish language site

LinkedIn launches Swedish language site

Professional networking site LinkedIn on Wednesday launched a Swedish language version of their site in a bid to increase member activity in Sweden and further develop member services.

‘Nothing wrong’ with sausages boasting 125 percent meat

‘Nothing wrong’ with sausages boasting 125 percent meat

A charcuterie in northern Sweden which offers several sausage varieties purporting to contain up to 125 percent meat has defended its labeling by arguing that it is simply “following the law”, despite consumer complaints.

Sweden: hard at work or hardly working?

Sweden: hard at work or hardly working?

Swedes have a reputation for studying longer, working fewer hours and enjoying more holiday leave than people in most other comparable countries, while others argue that the careerism rat race has taken hold. What do you think?

Swedish snow in November no show

Swedish snow in November no show

According to meteorologists, the month of November has so far seen the least snow in over a hundred years in Sweden, in stark contrast to last year's late autumn blizzards.

‘Careerism has left a society in discontent’

‘Careerism has left a society in discontent’

The endless push to be something greater, somewhat better, someone with more power, has gone too far, leaving a Swedish society full of discontented young adults, Andreas Jonsson argues.

Pregnant woman dies from taking painkillers

Pregnant woman dies from taking painkillers

A doctor who failed to inquire if a woman was pregnant has been rapped by Swedish health authorities for prescribing painkillers by phone leading to the death of the woman and her nearly full-term foetus.

Teen uses ‘Zlatan’ move to swipe cop’s iPhone

Teen uses ‘Zlatan’ move to swipe cop’s iPhone

A Spanish teenager was recently charged with theft after being caught with a stolen mobile iPhone, pick-pocketed from a Swedish police officer while showing off a Zlatan Ibrahimovic football move.

Borg: Berlusconi guilty of ‘short-term populism’

Borg: Berlusconi guilty of ‘short-term populism’

Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg on Wednesday gave his assessment of the Italian government's role in the EU sovereign debt crisis, accusing outgoing PM Silvio Belusconi of not having taken the situation seriously.

Sweden’s SKF in EU ball bearing probe

Sweden’s SKF in EU ball bearing probe

Swedish ball-bearings giant SKF was among the companies inspected by European anti-trust authorities on Tuesday in a series of surprise visits in several European Union states.

German theologian: Pippi Longstocking is racist

German theologian: Pippi Longstocking is racist

A German theologian has sparked controversy by calling Sweden's beloved Pippi Longstocking children's books racist and demanding additions to prompt parents to skip over or explain certain passages.