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Two arrested in Sweden in weapons deal sting

Swedish police have arrested two men at the behest of the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for attempting to sell an AK-47 and a grenade launcher to an undercover agent from the Danish security service.

Storm over ‘official’ Jew tweets from Sweden

Storm over ‘official’ Jew tweets from Sweden

A 27-year-old woman who has taken over the Sweden’s official Twitter account has caused a stir after her apparently offhand comments about Jews, Nazis and penises.

Assange moves to reopen extradition appeal

Assange moves to reopen extradition appeal

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has asked Britain's Supreme Court to re-open his appeal against extradition to Sweden, a court spokesman said on Tuesday.

‘Swedishness can’t only be about herring and potatoes’

‘Swedishness can’t only be about herring and potatoes’

Without a concept of "Swedishness" that can be shared by all, integration won't succeed in Sweden nor will it be a country that has a place for immigrants, argues argues Bosian war refugee Jasenko Selimovic of the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet).

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Swedish gyno convicted for sex ‘climax’ demo

A gynaecologist in Gothenburg has been convicted after sexually molesting two patients during their examinations.

Zlatan vents anger during Euro 2012 defeat

Zlatan vents anger during Euro 2012 defeat

Swedish star footballer Zlatan was at the centre of a series of fracas in the Swedish dressing room on a turbulent night for Erik Hamren's side during its Euro 2012 opener in Kiev on Monday night.

Peeing Swede filmed in shock bear encounter

Peeing Swede filmed in shock bear encounter

A half-naked 61-year-old Swedish man who was relieving himself in the woods got quite a start when a rampaging bear chasing an elk knocked him down – all as his wife recorded the unlikely chain of events with an iPad.

‘Link learning Swedish to citizenship’: Liberals

‘Link learning Swedish to citizenship’: Liberals

Immigrants should be required to learn Swedish before being granted citizenship and do more before receiving certain types of benefits, the Liberal Party has argued in a new integration policy programme unveiled on Tuesday.

H&M links up with French ‘cult’ fashion label

H&M links up with French ‘cult’ fashion label

Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) revealed Tuesday that it would be joining forces with French fashion label Maison Martin Margiela for this year’s winter catalogue.

Thirty percent of Swedes drop out of high school

Thirty percent of Swedes drop out of high school

Nearly one in three Swedish high school students fail to finish their secondary education programmes on time, new statistics reveal.

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Man beats rape charges on ‘sexsomnia’ defence

A 28-year-old man from northern Sweden suspected of raping a woman in her sleep has been acquitted of all charges after a court agreed with the man's claims he too was asleep at the time.