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Muted start to year on Stockholm market

The new year got off to a disappointing start on the Stockholm share market, with concerns about US growth making investors cautious.

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Ferry passengers stranded for twenty hours

Ferries carrying around 200 passengers were stranded off the coast of southern Sweden for almost twenty hours in poor weather on Wednesday, unable to dock in the port of Trelleborg.

Russian tourist bus in major crash

Russian tourist bus in major crash

Five people have been seriously injured in a crash between two buses in the central Swedish county of Dalarna. Initial police reports that one person had been killed later proved to be erroneous.

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Malmö man in child sex probe

Prosecutors in Malmö are warning that a man who appeared in court on Thursday accused of sexual assaults on four girls could have attacked more children.

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Iraqi agent murder: man released

A man arrested in Stockholm in November on suspicion of involvement in the 1985 murder of an Iraqi defector has been released. Prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand said on Wednesday that the investigation into the man would most likely be dropped.

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Strong profits for Ikea in Sweden

The Swedish branch of Ikea ended the last fiscal year with a profit of 2.4 billion kronor. The current fiscal year is off to a good start, with the home-furnishing giant seeing no signs of a slow down.

Move to ban large fireworks by 2010

Move to ban large fireworks by 2010

The Swedish Rescue Services Agency (Räddningsverket) is considering a ban on large rockets and explosive fireworks.

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Stockholm hit by season’s first major snowfall

Thick snow continued to fall throughout much of the Stockholm are late Thursday morning.

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Six arrested following samurai sword attack in Karlstad

Six people were arrested and three taken to the hospital following a knife fight in Karlstad Wednesday night.

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HIV infections on the rise in Sweden

A record number of Swedes were infected with HIV in 2007.