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Sweden expects fewer refugees in near-term

Sweden expects fewer refugees in near-term

The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) said on Monday that there would likely be fewer asylum seekers in the coming years than previously expected, with stricter EU border controls cited as a reason for the downturn.

ID thefts continue to climb in Sweden

ID thefts continue to climb in Sweden

The number of Swedes who had their identities stolen reached record numbers last year, with little solace found in the justice system as the cases are notoriously hard to crack.

VIDEO: Is Zlatan wearing a bikini?

VIDEO: Is Zlatan wearing a bikini?

Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made headlines across the globe after post-game footage captured him wearing what appears to be a bikini.

Concerns for Vattenfall's Russian energy deal

Concerns for Vattenfall's Russian energy deal

State-owned Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has come under fire for its decision to buy Russian nuclear fuels despite the wishes of the EU to minimize the dependency on Russian energy.

Swedish parents more stressed than Europeans

Swedish parents more stressed than Europeans

A new study has found that parents of young children in Sweden are more stressed than their European neighbours, with one researcher suggesting that Swedish employers don't know how to handle the country's generous parental leave model.

Toddler Haddile not granted refugee status

Toddler Haddile not granted refugee status

Three-year-old Haddile, who faced deportation after being abandoned in Sweden and assaulted by her stepfather, was not granted a refugee status in Sweden or the resulting permanent residency, migration authorities said on Monday.

Swedes shun locals with smartphone tourism

Swedes shun locals with smartphone tourism

Swedes will favour their smartphones rather than chatting to a local when they are on holiday, with web access now also topping the charts ahead of consulting a tourist office, a new survey has revealed.

Only one jailed as most Husby cases are closed

Only one jailed as most Husby cases are closed

Over 90 percent of reports made to police during the Husby riots in May have been closed, with only one person sentenced so far in the aftermath of the unrest.

Swedish footballers leave pitch to chase thief

Swedish footballers leave pitch to chase thief

A thief in western Sweden found out the hard way that stealing from a team of well-trained athletes is not the best idea if you're planning to escape on foot.

Two men shot after Stockholm street fight

Two men shot after Stockholm street fight

Two men were shot in western Stockholm on Sunday night following an altercation on the street, in an area police say has hosted several recent shootings between rival gangs.