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After neo-Nazi youth, Swede teaches the value of tolerance

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:30:36 +0200

Kimmie Ahlen was once seduced by the violent underpinnings of National Socialist ideology, but today, alarmed by the spread of populism, he has a new mission - teaching tolerance to young Swedes.


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How do you feel? Probably not as well as older Swedish men

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:00:56 +0100

Older Swedish men say they feel better than any other group in Sweden, according to a new study.


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UK absent as EU leaders seek unity on 60th birthday

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:54:35 +0100

European Union leaders celebrated the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaties at a special summit in Rome on Saturday in a symbolic show of unity despite Britain's looming departure.


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NHL to stage two regular season games in Sweden

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:13:11 +0100

Two National Hockey League regular-season games will be staged in Sweden next November to mark the 100th anniversary of the NHL.


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Swedish agencies hit by stinky fermented herring attack

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:56:59 +0100

A trio of Swedish agencies have been forced to hold their noses through the end of the week after their offices were attacked by pranksters who hid smelly fermented herring on the premises.


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Sweden to bask in warm spring weather this weekend

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:10:31 +0100

At last, balmy temperatures. That's "balmy" by Swedish standards.


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'Facebook rape video' trial begins in Uppsala

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:09:07 +0100

The trial of three men in Sweden charged in connection with the alleged rape of a woman in an Uppsala apartment which witnesses said was live streamed on Facebook has got under way.


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Swedish hotel will give you your money back... but only if you get divorced

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:01:26 +0100

A Swedish hotel chain is offering all couples a refund – but only if they get divorced within a year of their stay.


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Support provided to refugee children in Sweden inadequate: report

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:48:28 +0100

The support provided to children during the asylum process in Sweden is often inadequate, according to the Ombudsman for Children (BO), which is tasked with representing the rights and interests of children in Sweden.


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Sweden to get new anti-segregation authority

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:41:46 +0100

Sweden is to get a new government agency tasked with tackling segregation in Swedish society.


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Recipe: How to make delicious Swedish almondy tosca cake

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:59:00 +0100

Swedishfood.com's recipe for classic Swedish tosca cake is courtesy of none other than Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber. Try it!


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Trump: 'Sweden. I make the statement, everyone goes crazy'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:49:06 +0100

US president Donald Trump has insisted that he was right about "last night in Sweden".


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Royal baby joy! Swedish princess pregnant with second child

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:04:41 +0100

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting another child, the Royal Court has revealed.


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Confirmed: Jonas Olsson swaps Premier League for Allsvenskan

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:01:23 +0100

Swedish defender Jonas Olsson has joined Djurgården just in time for the new season, leaving Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.


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Stay away from Swenglish grammar, Swedes are told

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:58:42 +0100

Swedes have been told to avoid using English grammar when writing in Swedish, with the growing use of English plural forms creating a language headache.


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Swedish leaders pay tribute to London victims

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:59:57 +0100

Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven said his thoughts are with the British people, following the deadly attack near the British parliament attributed by police to terrorism.


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Politician for far-right Sweden Democrats 'waved gun' at meeting

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:20:53 +0100

A local politician for the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) is being investigated by his own party after he brandished a gun at a meeting.


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Stabbings during Swedish brawl leave one dead and two injured

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:25:40 +0100

A young man has died and two others have suffered serious knife injuries in a brawl which took place in Borås, western Sweden.


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Six words Swedish stole from other languages

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:59:00 +0100

It's well known that Swedes like to throw English words into their conversations, but plenty of other words of non-Anglo origins have also been adopted by the Swedish language. Here are six in particular with intriguing origins. How many did you know were borrowed?


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Swedish health watchdog criticizes doctor over woman's toilet birth

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:18:07 +0100

Sweden's health watchdog has criticized a doctor after a pregnant woman was sent home and gave birth in the toilet moments after being told to take paracetamol.


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