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Government presents new labour immigration rules

Starting December 15th, 2008, it will be easier for non-EU citizens to come to Sweden to work, according to a new proposal put forward by the government on Monday.

Nuke test residue aids Swedish fat cell research

Nuke test residue aids Swedish fat cell research

Cold War era nuclear tests have helped a team of researchers in Sweden to uncover some new insights about the life and death of fat cells in adult humans, possibly casting new light on why shedding weight can be such a challenge.

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Sweden’s king in Portugal for renewable energy talks

Sweden's environmentally-minded King Carl XVI Gustaf arrived in Lisbon on Monday at the head of a government and business delegation for a state visit focusing on the theme of renewable energy.

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Sweden’s state-owned firms lack diverse leadership

Despite promises by the current government to make diversity a priority, the number directors in Sweden’s state-owned companies held by people of non-Nordic background has dropped by 50 percent.

Nurses walk off jobs in droves

Nurses walk off jobs in droves

As the nursing strike enters its third week, an additional 4,300 healthcare union workers walked off their jobs at noon on Monday.

Swedish musician José González thrives on simplicity

Swedish musician José González thrives on simplicity

In an age when even hard-up musicians can create studio quality from a bedroom, and producers like Timbaland and Mark Ronson are becoming stars of the industry, successful Swedish songwriter José González stands out for his raw simplicity.

Conviction in Swedish file sharing case

Conviction in Swedish file sharing case

A 31-year-old man at the heart of Sweden’s largest file sharing case to date was convicted in Linköping District Court on Monday.

‘Break up gaming monopoly’

‘Break up gaming monopoly’

Svenksa Spel’s gaming monopoly ought to be abolished in order to make way for new forms of cultural support, writes the Moderate Party’s Culture Committee.

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Boy stabbed in Gothenburg park

A 13-year-old boy is believed to have suffered a punctured lung after being stabbed in the chest in a Gothenburg park on Sunday evening.

Matilda, 4, bitten by beaver

Matilda, 4, bitten by beaver

A four-year-old girl has been attacked and bitten by a beaver near Östersund in northern Sweden.

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Man attacks parents with axe

A man in Motala in south central Sweden has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after attacking his parents with an axe.