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Forced labour on the rise in Sweden: report

Organized begging, forced labour and forced participation in thefts have bypassed human trafficking for sexual purposes, shows a recent report from the National Police Board (Rikspolisstyrelsen - RPS), charting the development of human trafficking in Sweden during 2010.

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Human rights group slams sex change laws

Sweden's forced sterilization for sex change candidates continues to spark debate, as organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) has written a letter to prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, urging him to reconsider the law.

Protesters question Carl Bildt as foreign minister

Protesters question Carl Bildt as foreign minister

Demonstrations were held in several Swedish cities on Saturday to protest against Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt, questioning his suitability for the role.

‘I never left my son’: floorball dad

‘I never left my son’: floorball dad

The father of the 10 year-old boy, reportedly abandoned outside an Uppsala sporting hall for playing floorball badly, has spoken to the media for the first time, denying the incident ever occurred.

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Ex-minister: financial transactions tax ‘failed’

As Europe debates whether to apply a tax on financial transactions, a former Swedish finance minister says Sweden's experience in the 1980s was so negative it repealed the tax as plunging trading volumes led to disappointing tax revenues.