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Swedish PM hits out at refugee benefit proposal
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven speaks to the press. Photo: Bertil Ericson/TT

Swedish PM hits out at refugee benefit proposal

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has criticised a proposal by the Christian Democrats to reduce the costs of the asylum process, suggesting the idea may play into the hands of the nationalist Sweden Democrats. READ  

Christian Democrats: Cut refugee benefits
Christian Democrat leader Göran Hägglund. Photo: TT

Christian Democrats: Cut refugee benefits

The Christian Democrats have announced proposals to reduce the cost of the asylum process in Sweden, arguing that cuts are necessary to maintain "the legitimacy" of the system. READ  

Attendant stabbed on Swedish train
Photo: TT

Attendant stabbed on Swedish train

A female train attendant was seriously injured on Saturday night when a passenger attacked her with a knife. A 29-year-old man was arrested by guards at the site. READ  

National
Rape claims at elite Swedish boarding school
Lundsberg school. Photo: TT

Rape claims at elite Swedish boarding school

Police in Värmland in central Sweden are investigating allegations of a rape at one of the country's most prestigious schools, Lundsberg, which has also been rocked by bullying cases. READ  

National
Jailed killer suspected of murdering another child
Anders Eklund in police interrogation. Photo: Polisen

Jailed killer suspected of murdering another child

A man serving a life sentence for murdering two people is now suspected of killing a schoolgirl. READ  

Christian Democrat leader attacked with cake
Göran Hägglund. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Christian Democrat leader attacked with cake

Christian Democrat party leader Göran Hägglund got an unexpected surprise during his visit to Gothenburg on Monday, when a spectator slammed a cake into his face. READ  

Elections 2014
Löfven promises hike in teacher salaries
Stefan Löfven and Magdalena Andersson at a school visit on Monday. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Löfven promises hike in teacher salaries

The Social Democrats want to make teaching a more attractive profession by increasing funding by 3.5 billion kronor ($511 million), the majority of which will go into the teachers' own pockets. READ  

Stockholmers protest for Christians in Iraq
The demonstration on Sunday. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

Stockholmers protest for Christians in Iraq

IN PICTURES: Thousands of people gathered in central Stockholm on Sunday to protest violence against Christians in the Middle East, particularly Iraq. READ  

Hägglund moots state-run healthcare reform
Photo: TT

Hägglund moots state-run healthcare reform

Christian Democrat leader Göran Hägglund labelled his summer speech on Sunday "the healthcare reform of the century", outlining plans to wrestle back state control of Sweden's healthcare from county control. READ  

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