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Indonesian girl, 16, missing in Sweden

Indonesian girl, 16, missing in Sweden

Police in Sundsvall have issued a nationwide alert for a 16-year-old Indonesian girl who has been missing since Saturday afternoon.

Employment figures continue to fall

So far in November 8,385 people have been told they will lose their jobs, according to preliminary figures from the Swedish Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen).

Swedish boy collapses after 20-hour World of Warcraft binge

Swedish boy collapses after 20-hour World of Warcraft binge

A 15-year-old boy from western Sweden collapsed and went into convulsions on Sunday afternoon after playing the World of Warcraft computer game for 20 hours straight.

The Lowdown: Quality Swedish beer

The Lowdown: Quality Swedish beer

Sweden is not a country renowned for its beers. But when Darren Packman has a nose around, he finds there's more to the country's brewers than meets the gut on a typical night out.

Albanian murder suspect siblings to stay in Sweden

Swedish prosecutors have elected not to extradite two siblings suspected of carrying out several murders in Albania because of concerns that their safety can't be guaranteed.

Gamla Stan gets high marks in National Geographic ranking

Gamla Stan gets high marks in National Geographic ranking

Stockholm's historic district of Gamla Stan has been named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as among the world's ten most authentic and well-managed historic tourist destinations.

Borg warns of looming recession in Sweden

Borg warns of looming recession in Sweden

Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg warned on Monday that the country may be headed toward a recession, while also saying the government is considering other ways to get banks to join its state-sponsored lending programme.

Demonstrators honour Stockholm's 'Romario'

Demonstrators honour Stockholm's 'Romario'

A large crowd gathered in central Stockholm on Sunday for a demonstration in honour of Ahmed "Romario" Ibrahim Ali, a 23-year-old footballer stabbed to death in a Stockholm suburb last month.

'Too many doctors can't speak Swedish'

Doctors in Sweden from other European Union countries don't speak Swedish well enough, according to patients and other healthcare personnel.

Transvestism 'no longer a disease' in Sweden

Transvestism 'no longer a disease' in Sweden

Transvestism, along with six other sexual behaviours, will be struck from Sweden's official list of medical diagnoses starting on January 1st, 2009.

Swede beats tax agency in landmark gambling case

Swede beats tax agency in landmark gambling case

A poker player from Sweden has won an important decision against the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket), freeing him from paying taxes on a portion of his online poker winnings.