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First conviction in Gothenburg bribery trial

The fourth case in the ongoing Gothenburg bribery trial has led to a conviction, as a district manager at the municipally run housing company Poseidon was sentenced to a probationary sentence and a fine equalling 80 days’ pay on Monday.

Twitter ‘unknown’ to 75 percent of Swedes

Twitter ‘unknown’ to 75 percent of Swedes

Three out of four Swedes say they don't know Twitter, a new survey has found, but many nevertheless believe the social media channel has a lot of influence in Swedish society.

Swedish Plopp lovers report ‘joyless’ chocolate

Swedish Plopp lovers report ‘joyless’ chocolate

Love-hungry Swedish consumers have reported Scandinavian chocolate giant Cloetta to the Swedish Consumer Agency (Konsumentverket) after the company's false promises of finding love and joy in a bag of candy left them broken hearted.

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District court ‘forgot’ child porn crime case

A 34-year-old man under suspicion of aggravated child porn offences after police confiscated 13,000 child porn images from his computer was never called to trial, as the court in southern Sweden forgot about him.

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US ambassador: change Swedish VAT rules

The US ambassador to Sweden, Mark Brzezinski, recently wrote a letter to the Swedish minister for finance Anders Borg, advising him that Sweden would do better following Austria’s example on value added tax (VAT) reimbursements for diplomats.

Train kills reindeer ‘like meat grinder’: farmer

Train kills reindeer ‘like meat grinder’: farmer

A new high-speed railway in northern Sweden has already claimed the lives of 200 reindeer since it opened three months ago, forcing the farm owner to move to safer pastures.

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Three in four Rosengård children ‘live in poverty’

In the Malmö district of Rosengård over 70 percent of children are living in relative poverty, according to fresh figures from Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyran, SCB), which measures the growing economic divides across the country.

Swedish military ‘sold’ arms to Saudi Arabia

Swedish military ‘sold’ arms to Saudi Arabia

Much of the Swedish weaponry sold to Saudi Arabia in recent years actually came from the Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten), according to a new report.

Swedish skier Anja Pärson calls it quits

Swedish skier Anja Pärson calls it quits

Swedish alpine skier Anja Pärson, who amassed six Olympic medals in her 14 year career, announced on Monday that she would retire from competitive skiing this week.

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Social Democrats return to top of Swedish politics

The Social Democrats have regained their position as Sweden's largest political party, according to a new poll, helping Sweden's three centre-left opposition parties amass more combined support than the centre-right Alliance government.