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Boy convicted of rape reports TV show

Boy convicted of rape reports TV show

A 15-year-old boy convicted of two rapes in the village of Bjästa has reported SVT's investigative programme Uppdrag Granskning to the broadcasting watchdog, claiming the show had made it too easy to identify him and had ruined his brother's life.

Borg pares back municipal billions

As the economic recovery continues, Sweden's government has said local councils can expect 12 billion kronor ($867 million) less in state funding next year following a temporary 17 billion kronor cash injection for 2010.

Petrol price reaches 2010 high

The major petrol retailers in Sweden have hiked prices by a further 0.10 kronor to 13.37 kronor ($1.85) - a record high for 2010.

Double murder suspect remanded in custody

Double murder suspect remanded in custody

Screams were heard from a courtroom in Växjö in southern Sweden on Tuesday as a 34-year-old woman was remanded in custody in connection with the Easter weekend murders of two men in Växjö in southern Sweden.

Six convicted over schoolgirl photo galleries

Six young men have been found guilty of aggravated defamation by a court in western Sweden after posting compromising picture galleries of local schoolgirls to the internet.

Swedish artist connected to Belgian child killer

Swedish artist connected to Belgian child killer

A Swedish singer and artist has grabbed the news headlines in Belgium over the weekend after reports linking her as an "admirer" of the convicted triple murderer Kim De Gelder.

Medicine prices unchanged since end of monopoly

Despite the end of the Swedish pharmacy monopoly, prices for non-prescription medications have remained high.

Sky-high rents await royal wedding tourists

Sky-high rents await royal wedding tourists

A large number of Stockholm residents are hoping to take the opportunity to boost their incomes by renting out their apartments during the week of the royal wedding in June.

Government slammed for 'weakening' nature preservation

Swedish government policies weaken the protection of the Swedish countryside, according to representatives for the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC).

Residents gather to protest car park killing

Residents gather to protest car park killing

More that 1,000 people assembled in the southern Swedish town of Landskrona on Monday in an anti-violence protest after a 78-year-old woman was killed in a car park assault last week.