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Missing 4-year-old was murdered: police

Missing 4-year-old was murdered: police

The autopsy of a 4-year-old boy who was found dead Sunday night in a wooded area near his home in south central Sweden has led police to conclude he was murdered, prompting a formal criminal investigation.

Queen under fire for giving kids wine

Queen under fire for giving kids wine

The admission that the Royal children were allowed a glass of wine at festive occasions, followed by Coca Cola, despite being under age, has sparked criticism from Swedish temperance campaigners.

Sweden looks to tackle immigrant women jobs challenge

The Swedish government on Monday announced a new inquiry aiming at finding ways to make it easier for immigrant women to enter the labour market.

Swede jailed for catching 13,000 wild birds

Swede jailed for catching 13,000 wild birds

The 40-year-old Swedish bird enthusiast who caught more than 13,000 wild birds was sentenced on Monday to 18 months in prison for aggravated hunting crimes, animal cruelty, and violating Sweden's protected species laws.

Porn behind 11-year-old girl's abuse claims: court

After three days of proceedings, the district court in Jönköping, in southern Sweden, on Friday freed a mother and father suspected of raping their three daughters.

Hijacked ship carried Russian chemical weapons: report

Hijacked ship carried Russian chemical weapons: report

The Arctic Sea, a Finnish ship hijacked in Swedish waters in July 2009, was likely carrying materials stolen from Russia meant for the making of chemical weapons, Finnish researchers have claimed.

'Sweden should ask for US help to free journalists jailed in Ethiopia'

'Sweden should ask for US help to free journalists jailed in Ethiopia'

Just as Sweden helped win the release of two American journalists captured in North Korea in 2009, the US can hopefully find a way to return the favour in Ethiopia before Sweden considers supporting US anti-terror efforts in the region, argues historian Susanne Berger.

Beauty giant slammed over anti-wrinkle claims

Beauty giant slammed over anti-wrinkle claims

Beauty conglomerate L'Oréal continues to market its anti-wrinkle creams in Sweden with ”misleading information” according to Sweden's consumer watchdog, demanding the company be fined.

Bildt slams paper over 'amateur' reporting

Bildt slams paper over 'amateur' reporting

With the trial of two Swedish journalists on terror charges set to open in Ethiopia on Tuesday, foreign minister Carl Bildt hit back at the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper over what he called faulty reporting on his alleged interests in the case.

Murder probe into death of missing 4-year-old

Murder probe into death of missing 4-year-old

A 4-year-old boy was found dead in a wooded area near his home in south central Sweden on Sunday night.

'Ban Swedish biker gang vests': Social Democrats

'Ban Swedish biker gang vests': Social Democrats

Municipalities in Sweden ought to have the right to ban vests bearing symbols associated with known motorcycle gangs in order to fight organised crime, a leading Social Democrat has suggested.

100-year-old driver blames crash on faulty hearing aid

100-year-old driver blames crash on faulty hearing aid

A 100-year-old motorist said a malfunctioning hearing aid caused him to crash his car on a motorway in central Sweden on Sunday night.