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Swedish lesbians far more likely to marry than gay men

Lesbian women in Sweden are more likely to enter a same-sex marriage or civil partnership than gay men are, according to data released by the country’s statistics agency on Friday. At the end of last year, 4,521 Swedish women were registered as having a spouse of the same gender, which…

Physical sales accounts for only 25 percent of music consumption in Sweden

Music streaming companies now account for 70 percent of all music bought in Sweden, home of Spotify, the world leader in the field, official industry figures revealed on Sunday. The Swedish Recording Industry Association (GLF) said physical sales of music now stood at just 25 percent, confirming the march of…

For-profit schools blamed for denigration of Sweden’s school system

Twenty years after Sweden’s school system opened the door for independent profit-making schools and expanded parents’ choice, sliding results have the leftist opposition saying the system is a textbook example of privatisation gone wrong. In 1992, the Nordic country introduced school vouchers that parents can use to send their children…

Woman convicted of punching butt grabber who got off without charges

A court in Sweden has found a 23-year-old woman guilty of assault after she broke the nose of a 27-year-old man who allegedly grabbed her backside at a nightclub last year. The Metro newspaper in Sydsvenskan reported, however, that sexual assault charges against the man were dropped due to a…

Nazi mine washes up in Sweden

Military bomb experts in Sweden successfully disarmed a Nazi-era mine Tuesday morning after it washed up near one of the country’s beaches. According to Sweden’s The Local, the World War II weapon was discovered over the weekend near the town of Lorudden. Bomb experts initially thought the mine would contain…

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