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Sweden’s welfare state ‘alive and kicking’

A wave of liberal reforms has swept across Sweden since the centre-right government came to power in 2006, notably with the sale last week of the state's crown jewel Absolut vodka, but the welfare state is still alive and kicking, analysts insist.

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Alliance parties close in on opposition

The governing four party Alliance is closing in on the opposition, a new voter poll shows.

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Man offers 200,000 kronor reward for job

Film-maker Shahram Afsar has offered 200,000 kronor ($34,000) for information leading him to a permanent job. Afsar claims that his Iranian name has forced him to take drastic measures.

Train disruption after Sollentuna garage fire

Train disruption after Sollentuna garage fire

A fire in a garage in Sollentuna continues to caused disruption to train services north of Stockholm on Sunday.

Ica beats new meat retreat

Ica beats new meat retreat

Supermarket chain Ica has recalled 16 tonnes of beef mince following tests that showed high levels of bacteria. The meat has been on sale at Ica stores across Sweden since Tuesday.

Ten-year-old Dalarna girl missing

Ten-year-old Dalarna girl missing

A ten-year-old is missing in Dalarna. The search for the girl continues after she went missing after football training on Saturday afternoon.