Drugged up driving instructor takes the high road

Drugged up driving instructor takes the high road

A driving school instructor was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs while giving a driving lesson in Trelleborg in southern Sweden on Friday morning.

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Swedish CEOs see sharp rise in earnings

The wages of managing directors in Sweden's top stock exchange listed companies continued to rise sharply last year with many firms posting record profits.

Sweden opposes Olympic opening boycott

Sweden opposes Olympic opening boycott

The foreign ministers of Sweden, Portugal and Spain on Friday joined Britain in opposing any boycott of the Beijing Olympics opening, while expressing concern at the situation in Tibet.

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Child allowances – No means no

Centre Party leader Maud Olofsson ruffled feathers across the political spectrum this week by suggesting that Sweden’s child allowance payments be subject to means testing.

Unions reject Swedish bid for Absolut vodka

Unions reject Swedish bid for Absolut vodka

The Swedish Food Workers Union (Livs) has argued that the Sweden-based bid for the takeover of Vin & Sprit, owner of the vodka brand Absolut, is probably the worst alternative available.

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Somalia terror suspects to remain in custody

Two men suspected of financing terrorist groups in Somalia were ordered to remain in custody by Stockholm District Court on Friday. Some 100 Somalis gathered outside the court to protest.

Piracy site takes on academic publishers

Piracy site takes on academic publishers

A new student literature website has emerged on the Swedish internet landscape. Student Bay could challenge academic publishing in the same way as Pirate Bay took on the music industry.

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31-year-old charged with child porn offences

A 31-year-old man in Norrbotten in the north of Sweden has been charged with serious child porn offences. The man was found with thousands of pictures and films on his computer.

Building an igloo – the quintessential snow camping experience

Building an igloo – the quintessential snow camping experience

Just when the onset of spring seemed inevitable, Sweden was hit by a fresh bout of snow last week. Rather than mourn the brevity of the season, however, Amanda Henke found an unusual way to enhance the experience of late winter. Armed with only a snow saw and a tarpaulin, she and her husband headed for the hills to build an igloo.

Christian Democrat: ‘ditch the property tax system’

Christian Democrat: ‘ditch the property tax system’

Christian Democratic member of parliament and chair of the Finance Committee Stefan Attefall has urged the government to stop charging interest for delayed tax payments on real estate sale profits.

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Suspected rape at Stockholm night club

Police are investigating the suspected rape of a young woman early Friday morning at the Spy Bar night club near Stureplan in central Stockholm.

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Man arrested for murder in Eskilstuna

A 45-year-old man was arrested Thursday night suspected of murdering a 29-year-old woman in Eskilstuna in central Sweden.