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Swedes warned over mobile voicemail costs

Mobile phone bills may catch Swedes by surprise after vacationing abroad this summer—even if their phones have been turned off.

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Pessimism grows about the Swedish economy

The National Institute of Economic Research (KI) reports that the mood toward Sweden’s economy is unusually gloomy.

Swedish car show to feature drive-thru weddings

Swedish car show to feature drive-thru weddings

Swedes looking for a drive-thru wedding need not catch a flight to Las Vegas.

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Violence and lack of funds plague school principals

Every fifth school principal in Sweden has been subjected to threats or violence, and many feel that they can’t do their jobs well due to insufficient resources.

Where have all the Sami gone?

Where have all the Sami gone?

You can live in Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö your whole life and still know almost nothing about the Sami, the indigenous people of Sweden. One reason for this is that the Sami don’t make much of a bleep on the cultural radar screen.

Swedish teens shun condoms and cigarettes

Swedish teens shun condoms and cigarettes

Swedish teens drink and smoke less than their peers in most other countries, but when it comes to sex, young people in Sweden are far from being the most careful.

Volvo Cars to shed 1,200 jobs in Sweden

Volvo Cars to shed 1,200 jobs in Sweden

Volvo Cars has given notice to 1,200 employees who will soon lose their jobs, primarily in Gothenburg and Olofström in southern Sweden.

Children concerned by parents’ web habits

Children concerned by parents’ web habits

Children in Sweden are becoming increasingly concerned by their parents' internet habits, according to a new report from Children's Rights in Society (Barnens Rätt i Samhället - BRIS).

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Karolinska study: hormone spray can help cure social phobia

Swedish and British researchers have found that a nasal spray with the hormone oxytocin can relieve social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder.

Sahlin would ‘tear up’ snoop law if elected

Sahlin would ‘tear up’ snoop law if elected

Social Democratic party leader Mona Sahlin is ready to shred Sweden’s controversial surveillance law if she ends up in government after the 2010 parliamentary elections.

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Sweden names first female rabbi

Sweden's first woman rabbi has been chosen to run one of three synagogues in Stockholm, the Jewish Community in the Swedish capital said Tuesday.