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Older Swedes 'see the benefits of immigration'
Older Swedes are more positive about immigration than their European counterparts. Photo: Stig-Åke Jönsson / TT

Older Swedes 'see the benefits of immigration'

Swedish pensioners are significantly more positive about immigration than other older people in Europe, according to a new study from the World Bank. READ  

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'Indian traditions bring us together in Sweden'
Ravi Shankar and his son Rudra Singh. Photo: Private

'Indian traditions bring us together in Sweden'

Ravi Shankar, 36, was born in Ranchi in central India. But after six years working on projects for Ikea in southern Sweden he reckons he and his family are settled in Scandinavia for good. READ  

Malmö police ask for help to stop violence
Malmö police chief Stefan Sintéus. Photo: TT

Malmö police ask for help to stop violence

Malmö has experienced thirty explosions this year, so worried local police have asked for assistance from the national police for help in staunching the wave of violence. READ  

Refugees shun Sweden over long waiting times
Many migrants travel to Sweden through Italy. Photo: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

Refugees shun Sweden over long waiting times

Fewer asylum seekers are expected to arrive in Sweden in 2015. One of the reasons is that the Nordic country is no longer seen as a good place to seek refuge, the Swedish Migration Board said on Thursday. READ  

Two Gothenburg arrests over Syria terror killing
Sweden's Security Service (Säkerhetspolisen or Säpo) are involved in the case. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Two Gothenburg arrests over Syria terror killing

UPDATED: Two Swedes were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of committing murder in war-torn Syria, in Sweden's first such detentions since the conflict erupted in 2011. READ  

Hope for overcharged renters after appeal case
Apartment blocks in Stockholm. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Hope for overcharged renters after appeal case

After a Swedish woman was ordered to pay back 30,000 kronor ($3499) to renters she had overcharged, the Swedish Union of Tenants told The Local that the case should bring hope to others who are being ripped off. READ  

Murder probe after teen shot to death in capital
A general view of the Bromsten area with Rinkeby in the background. Photo: Dan Hansson/SvD/SCANPIX

Murder probe after teen shot to death in capital

Stockholm police were on Thursday investigating the murder of a 19-year-old who died in hospital after he was found with gunshot wounds in a suburb of the Swedish capital. READ  

Malmö attacks part of ‘spiral of retaliation’
A Swedish police car. File photo: Mikel Fritzon/TT

Malmö attacks part of ‘spiral of retaliation’

Sweden’s third largest city was shaken by a suspected grenade attack overnight as police confirmed that the recent wave of violence in the city is linked to a row over a recent court verdict. READ  

Ikea safety worries after two children killed
An Ikea store in New York. Photo: Carl Lennihan/TT

Ikea safety worries after two children killed

The safety of Swedish furniture giant Ikea’s drawers and wardrobes have been called into question after two children in the US died when the products fell on them. READ  

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Seven ways to beat this week's Swedish rain
Wet weather in Sweden. Photo: Emilie Asplund/Image Bank Sweden

Seven ways to beat this week's Swedish rain

Another wet week is forecast for much of Sweden. Here are our top tips for making the most of the drizzly weather, alongside our regular interactive guide to events around the country. READ  

Swedish firm linked to Russian treason case
A Swedish firm is involved in a Russian court case. Photo: AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev

Swedish firm linked to Russian treason case

A Swedish business is at the heart of a Moscow court case in which a military engineer is facing allegations that he sold Russian state secrets to the Nordic company. READ  

Mystery soldier's bones found on Swedish island
These are not the bones mentioned in the story. Photo: Foto: Claudio Bresciani/SCANPIX

Mystery soldier's bones found on Swedish island

Swedish police revealed on Wednesday that bones discovered on an island in western parts of the country were believed to be the remains of a fallen Second World War soldier. READ  

Fake Swedish berries get their day in court
Swedish strawberries... or are they? Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

Fake Swedish berries get their day in court

Claims that a summer fruit shortage has prompted some retailers to sell fake "Swedish" strawberries in order to dupe customers are set to be brought in front of prosecutors. READ  

Fresh push for longer alcohol store hours
Inside a Systembolaget store. Photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT

Fresh push for longer alcohol store hours

A board member for Sweden's state-run alcohol monopoly Systembolaget has caused a stir by calling for stores to be open on Sundays, but the company's management team has insisted that his suggestions are not likely to be implemented. READ  

Swedish Airbnb rental properties double in year
Apartment buildings in central Stockholm. Photo: Helena Wahlman/TT

Swedish Airbnb rental properties double in year

More than ten thousand Swedes are promoting their houses and apartments on Airbnb, double the number using the site a year ago. But reports suggest many are breaking housing association rules. READ  

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