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Malmö firefighters demand police escorts

Firefighters in Malmö in southern Sweden are demanding police escorts on calls. The firefighters have had enough of threats and violence in some of the city's rougher areas.

Midsummer holiday ‘could be a washout’

Midsummer holiday ‘could be a washout’

Midsummer Day is just five days away and already most Swedes are anxiously checking out the weather prognosis. And it isn't good so far. It is rainy.

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Swedish rape stats rise

The number of reported rapes in Sweden has risen sharply in the last ten years, according to a new survey by Brå, the Swedish national council for crime prevention.

Swedes enter match of Russian roulette

Swedes enter match of Russian roulette

Sweden may have taken a huge hit to their morale with the last minute defeat by Spain in their Euro 2008 Group D clash but they will be buoyed by the fact all they need out of their final match with Russia on Wednesday is a point.

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Swedish petrol hits record high

The cost of Swedish petrol has gone up to over 14 kronor per liter since the leading petrol companies raised prices on Monday.

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Female Swedish ‘spy’ officer off the hook

There is to be no indictment against a female officer suspected of having leaked secret NATO and United Nations documents to her Serbian lover whilst on duty in Kosovo.

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Swedes see net worth slashed

Swedish households have become 400 billion kronor ($66 billion) poorer in the year's first three months.

Bed company fined for misleading Midsummer ads

Bed company fined for misleading Midsummer ads

The Swedish Consumer Agency is demanding a 300,000 kronor ($49,474) fine from a Swedish bedding company whose advertising slogan promises "your money back if it rains on Midsummer Day".

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Sweden’s TV4 buys Nordic Canal+

Sweden's TV4 group is set to buy television company C More Entertainment from Germany's ProSiebenSat 1.

Swedish jazz star dies in diving accident

Swedish jazz star dies in diving accident

Swedish jazz star Esbjörn Svensson was killed at the weekend in a scuba diving accident off Stockhom, his manager said on Monday. He was 44.