UN criticises Sweden’s ‘prison’ children

UN criticises Sweden’s ‘prison’ children

The way Sweden treats children living in detention centres has been strongly criticised by the United Nations Committee against Torture, which also suggested some young offenders had experienced violence by police officers.

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Dec. 5: Conference – Emerging themes and new challenges in Gender Research (Stockholm)

Sweden economy shows unexpected growth

Sweden economy shows unexpected growth

Sweden's economy expanded slightly more than expected in the third quarter of the year, according to statistics published on Friday.

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Dec. 4: Lifelong learning in Scandinavia and Eastern Africa (Linköping)

Russians intercept Sweden navy ‘love texts’

Russians intercept Sweden navy ‘love texts’

Private messages sent between staff on two Swedish navy boats who were having an affair have been published in Russia, after a group of radio geeks intercepted the signal used to transmit the texts.

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Dec. 4: Stretching Time: Quantum Legacies in Analog and Digital Media (Umeå)

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Dec. 1: Nobel Prize 2014 in medicine is presented by scientists (Linköping)

Row over line-up at Sweden’s biggest festival

Row over line-up at Sweden’s biggest festival

This week Robbie Williams was announced as the headline act at Bråvalla - one of the largest music events in Scandinavia. But the British star has proved a controversial choice for the three day festival in southern Sweden's Norrköpping, which takes place in June 2015.

How to celebrate and enjoy Swedish Advent

How to celebrate and enjoy Swedish Advent

If the darkness of winter's already starting to get you down, the light and merriment of a Swedish Advent should help pick you up. Here the SI News Service answers some key questions about Swedish Advent decorations and celebrations ahead of a key weekend in the country's calendar.

Swedish shoppers embrace ‘Black Friday’

Swedish shoppers embrace ‘Black Friday’

More companies in Sweden are rolling out the imported American shopping phenomenon known as 'Black Friday' by slashing prices for post-Thanksgiving purchases.

Skanska quits South America over corruption

Skanska quits South America over corruption

Swedish engineering giant Skanska has decided to pull out of the South American market after being dragged into a corruption scandal involving the Brazilian oil major Petrobras.

Jobs and immigration cost Moderates election

Jobs and immigration cost Moderates election

Sweden's Moderate Party slumped at the polls on election day as it lost the jobs, welfare and immigration debate, according to the party's post election analysis.

Swedes cook up win at culinary world cup

Swedes cook up win at culinary world cup

Sweden claimed two gold and two silver medals at the culinary world cup in Luxembourg this week, which features over 100 teams from around the world competing for gastronomic greatness.