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Sweden forced to double its spending on immigration

The sheer number of asylum seekers arriving in Sweden has forced the government to more than double its spending on immigration.

The sheer number of asylum seekers arriving in Sweden has forced the government to more than double its spending on immigration.

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Sweden 'increasingly experimenting' with six-hour workdays

An increasing number of businesses in Sweden are said to be experimenting with six-hour working days. Reports say that Toyota service centres in

An increasing number of businesses in Sweden are said to be experimenting with six-hour working days. Reports say that Toyota service centres in

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Sweden avoids election as political parties reach agreement

Sweden’s political parties have reached an agreement that allows the minority centre-left government to remain in office and sideline the

Sweden’s political parties have reached an agreement that allows the minority centre-left government to remain in office and sideline the

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Sweden mosque attack injures 5 people amid immigration debate

An arsonist set fire to a mosque in the Swedish town of Eskilstuna on Thursday injuring five people. A police spokesman said they were taken to

An arsonist set fire to a mosque in the Swedish town of Eskilstuna on Thursday injuring five people. A police spokesman said they were taken to

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Sweden 2015: immigration concerns fuel a shift to the right

Its name has so far largely been synonymous with tranquil, serene Scandinavian politics. Not anymore! For the first time in almost 60 years, Sweden

Its name has so far largely been synonymous with tranquil, serene Scandinavian politics. Not anymore! For the first time in almost 60 years, Sweden

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Snap election in Sweden after new government's first budget is defeated

Sweden is set to go to the polls on March 22 next year in a snap election called after the centre-left minority government lost a budget vote in parliament.

Sweden is set to go to the polls on March 22 next year in a snap election called after the centre-left minority government lost a budget vote in parliament.

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Sweden becomes first European nation to recognise Palestine

Sweden has presented its new centre-left government and created a surprise by announcing a measure that was not in its election manifesto. The

Sweden has presented its new centre-left government and created a surprise by announcing a measure that was not in its election manifesto. The

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Sweden elects minority centre-left government

Sweden’s centre-left Social Democrats have claimed victory in Sunday’s general election but they have fallen short of a parliamentary

Sweden’s centre-left Social Democrats have claimed victory in Sunday’s general election but they have fallen short of a parliamentary

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Sweden looks set to vote for change as country goes to the polls

Polls are open in Sweden as the country votes in a general election. Indications suggest that Sweden looks set to revert to the centre-left

Polls are open in Sweden as the country votes in a general election. Indications suggest that Sweden looks set to revert to the centre-left

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Sweden votes in parliamentary elections

Swedes are voting to elect a new parliament. Polls show voters are likely to shift back to the left after eight years of a centre-right government

Swedes are voting to elect a new parliament. Polls show voters are likely to shift back to the left after eight years of a centre-right government

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Sweden could see return to the left in Sunday's elections

Swedes are preparing to head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament. The latest surveys show voters are likely to shift back to the left

Swedes are preparing to head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament. The latest surveys show voters are likely to shift back to the left

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Swedish PM: no immigration backlash, no EU presidency and no tweets

Sweden is in the spotlight in this month’s Global Conversation, a country that has managed to steer itself relatively unscathed through the economic

Sweden is in the spotlight in this month’s Global Conversation, a country that has managed to steer itself relatively unscathed through the economic

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Has Swedish feminism gone too far?

In the gender equality stakes, Sweden is rated highly. But some Swedes feel it’s being taken to extremes. It has the highest proportion of working

In the gender equality stakes, Sweden is rated highly. But some Swedes feel it’s being taken to extremes. It has the highest proportion of working

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Sweden's gender-violence shame

Until a few years ago, violence against women in Sweden was almost a hidden subject even in a country often rated number one when it comes to gender

Until a few years ago, violence against women in Sweden was almost a hidden subject even in a country often rated number one when it comes to gender

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Diplomats saddle environmental responsibilities

Swedish diplomats in Lithuania are doing their bit for the environment by using bikes for official embassy business in the centre of Vilnius. They

Swedish diplomats in Lithuania are doing their bit for the environment by using bikes for official embassy business in the centre of Vilnius. They

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Sweden: Defence Minister quits over Saudi weapons deal

After weeks of intense pressure, Sten Tolgfors has quit as Sweden’s defence minister over reports the Nordic state planned to help Saudi Arabia build

After weeks of intense pressure, Sten Tolgfors has quit as Sweden’s defence minister over reports the Nordic state planned to help Saudi Arabia build