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Romanian sex trafficking trial opens in Gothenburg

On Wednesday the trial opened against six men suspected of operating a comprehensive human trafficking operation, bringing young women from Romania to Sweden to sell sex under deplorable conditions.

Swedish man paid cash to have money cleaned

A man from northern Sweden has been fooled into paying large sums of cash to have money "laundered" after a trickster convinced him that having the stained notes cleaned would earn him millions

Pastor 'tortured' in Congo after Sweden deportation

Pastor 'tortured' in Congo after Sweden deportation

A Congolese pastor who was deported from Sweden last week after losing a long-running fight for asylum was reportedly beaten upon returning to his home country, just as his Swedish supporters had feared.

Ikea used secret French police files: report

Ikea used secret French police files: report

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has been accused of illegally accessing secret police files in France as part of its efforts to screen potential employees.

Swede with broken neck sent home on painkillers

A man from northern Sweden was sent home from his local clinic with a handful of painkillers, after falling down the stairs of his house and smashing his head through a door in December last year.

Swedish economy hit by eurozone troubles

Swedish economy hit by eurozone troubles

Sweden's economy contracted in the last quarter of 2011, shrinking by 1.1 percent compared to the previous quarter and showing the export-dependent economy's vulnerability to the eurozone crisis.

Swedish 'sex pastor' faces new probe

A Swedish pastor on probation for having sex with a teen girl in his congregation has come in for new scrutiny following additional reports of sexual relations with young girls and alleged plans to publish his escapades in a book.

Stockholm jail sends wrong man to stand trial

Stockholm jail sends wrong man to stand trial

A trial in Stockholm was interrupted last week when it emerged that the defendant facing the judge was in fact the wrong man.

'CEOs earn in a year what workers earn in a lifetime': union

CEOs in Sweden earn on average in one year what manufacturing workers stand to earn in their entire lifetimes, according to a report from Sweden's main trade union group.

Princess Estelle goes for her 'first walk'

Princess Estelle goes for her 'first walk'

Sweden's Royal Court has released a new picture of Princess Estelle out for a walk with her parents on the grounds of Haga Palace in a Brio-brand pram, much to the delight of the Swedish company's CEO.