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Archive for Tue, 26 Aug 2008

'How do you like it here in Sweden?'

'How do you like it here in Sweden?'

As an immigrant to Sweden there will be many difficulties to overcome -- but there are few questions on earth more dastardly than this, writes Paul Jackson.

Swedish household wealth declines

Swedish households have seen their accumulated wealth decline for the fifth consecutive quarter, new figures from Statistics Sweden show.

Woman sentenced to five years for rape

A 33-year-old Swedish woman has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for the aggravated rape of a 60-year-old woman in her home.

Bildt: Russia 'violating international law'

Bildt: Russia 'violating international law'

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has accused Russia of violating international law and jeopardizing stability in Europe over its decision to recognize the independence of two Georgian provinces.

Ahmad and James on Swedish bank's blacklist

Swedish bank Skandiabanken has come under fire for a black list that hinders customers with Arabic names from using routine banking services.

Court: German woman 'guilty of murder'

Court: German woman 'guilty of murder'

A Swedish court has ordered a German woman suspected of the brutal murder of two toddlers to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, an indication that the court finds her guilty as charged.

Stockholm University ends Steiner teacher training

Stockholm University has decided to wind up its Steiner-Waldorf teacher training. Steiner science literature is 'too much myth and too little fact', the university's teacher education committee has ruled.

Hooligan scandal at Stockholm derby

Hooligan scandal at Stockholm derby

The Stockholm derby match between AIK and Hammarby on Monday evening was plagued by hooliganism and rioting for the second consecutive year.

Moderates reject 'misguided benevolence' for immigrants

Sweden's Moderates want to see a tougher line on asylum seekers. Government reforms are positive, but employment should be a priority, a parliamentary group argues.

Castro in show of solidarity with disgraced taekwando star

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday defended the former Olympic taekwando champion who kicked a Swedish referee in the head at the weekend.

Michelle Obama sings praises of Swedish women

Michelle Obama sings praises of Swedish women

Michelle Obama was caught slightly off guard on Monday by a reporter who asked her for a message for Swedish women, who are apparently among her biggest fans.

German suspect 'should get life sentence'

German suspect 'should get life sentence'

A German woman charged with the murder of the two children and the attempted murder of their mother in Arboga in central Sweden should be awarded a life sentence, a prosecutor argued as the case wound up on Monday, news agency TT reports.