‘No fair trial for Assange in Sweden’: lawyer

‘No fair trial for Assange in Sweden’: lawyer

Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer on Monday reiterated fears that the WikiLeaks founder would not receive a fair trial in Sweden, where he stands accused of sex crimes allegedly committed against two women.

Business degree prepares Chinese student for globalized job market
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Business degree prepares Chinese student for globalized job market

The globalization of the professional jobs market means that there is more pressure than ever on students to think strategically when choosing courses. For Wenwei Li from China, a Stockholm University MSc in banking and finance has helped secure a job as a financial analyst in Shanghai.

Conman convicted for cunning cattle caper

Conman convicted for cunning cattle caper

A 23-year-old man from southern Sweden has been convicted for defrauding two farmers after failing to deliver on a promise to deliver 90 head of cattle.

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Sweden world’s second ‘most innovative’ country

Sweden has been ranked as the second most innovative country in the world, and the first in the European Union, according to the 2012 Global Innovation Index.

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Teen ‘partially confesses’ to raping five kids

A 19-year-old man has been detained for the suspected rape of at least five children between the ages of five and seven in central Sweden, crimes the man has partially confessed to, prosectors revealed on Tuesday.

Scholarships help students realise Swedish university dreams
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Scholarships help students realise Swedish university dreams

If you want to study at a Swedish university as an international student, a scholarship could help you secure funding to cover the cost. Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg offers a range of scholarships sponsored by foundations, the Swedish state and business.

‘This is your lip, now I’m going to eat it’: husband

‘This is your lip, now I’m going to eat it’: husband

The trial of a Stockholm-area professor who cut off his wife’s lip and ate it began on Tuesday, with prosecutors predicting a severe punishment for the gruesome attack.

The Sweden Democrats: a ‘normal’ political party?

The Sweden Democrats: a ‘normal’ political party?

Jimmie Åkesson and the Sweden Democrats took centre stage on the opening day of Almedalen. Correspondent David Linden reflects at how, if at all, the party has changed.

Spectacular Zlatan goal voted ‘best of Euro 2012’

Spectacular Zlatan goal voted ‘best of Euro 2012’

A stunning goal scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Sweden's Euro 2012 match against France has been voted the best goal of the football tournament.

Swedish women more likely to bare all online

Swedish women more likely to bare all online

The arrival of summer often means more cases of indecent exposure for Swedish police, yet researchers have found that in a field often thought to be male dominated, more Swedish women are also taking part – often online.

Madonna’s kit blocks traffic in Sweden

Madonna’s kit blocks traffic in Sweden

A truck carrying the sound system for pop-diva Madonna, who is set to perform in Gothenburg on Wednesday, flipped on its side on Tuesday morning, snarling traffic on a motorway outside the western Swedish city.

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Newborn dropped on the floor at Swedish hospital

A prematurely born baby boy was dropped on the floor by staff at the Skåne University Hospital in Malmö on Monday, in a neonatal unit which was understaffed at the time.

Sweden asylum seeker figures jump 30 percent

Sweden asylum seeker figures jump 30 percent

The number of people seeking asylum in Sweden increased by 30 percent during the first half of 2012 compared with the same period last year, new statistics show.