Eight injured in bus crash

Eight injured in bus crash

Eight people are being treated for minor injuries following a collision between a car and a bus in southern Sweden on Monday.

Low emission cars ‘should get tax breaks’

Low emission cars ‘should get tax breaks’

Cars with low carbon dioxide emissions should be exempted from vehicle tax, one of Sweden's governing parties has said.

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Teenage girl’s suspected killer to undergo psychiatric tests

A 39-year-old man who has confessed to the killing of teenager Norba Haddad is to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, Södertälje district court has ruled.

Destination of the week: Västervik

Destination of the week: Västervik

Boasting "Sweden's most beautiful archipelago", the country's largest holiday complex and as much sun as anywhere in Sweden, Västervik is a must for sailors and families.

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Riding school teacher ‘raped pupils’

A riding teacher from Stockholm raped two of his teenage pupils, prosecutors have alleged. The girls were aged 13 and 14 when they were allegedly raped by the 32-year-old teacher.

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Store refuses to sell cigarettes to pensioner without ID

A pensioner in northern Sweden has vowed never again to set foot in his local supermarket after being asked to prove he was over 18 when buying a pack of cigarettes.

Defence chief warns over snoop law debate

Defence chief warns over snoop law debate

The head of Sweden's armed forces has said the heated debate about Sweden's new surveillance law is 'unfortunate'. Supreme Commander Håken Syrén, making his first comment on the new law, also noted that there was a conflict between the need for military intelligence and the need to protect privacy.

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Swedes negative on economy – but optimistic for themselves

Swedes are pessimistic about the prospects for the economy - but few believe that they will be personally affected by an economic downturn. Young adults are most optimistic, according to the survey by Svenskt Kvalitetsindex (SKI).

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New horizons for heptathlon queen Klüft

Swedish golden girl Carolina Klüft is determined to bag two gold medals at the Beijing Olympics after renouncing the defence of her heptathlon crown due to lack of motivation.

Ex-member says ABBA will never reform

Ex-member says ABBA will never reform

Swedish pop group ABBA will never reform despite the success of "Mamma Mia!", the musical and film based on their hits, former member and songwriter Björn Ulvaeus said in an interview on Sunday.

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Sweden Democrat used Nazi propaganda

The Sweden Democrats have landed in hot water after one of their representatives published an article on the party's website using phrases borrowed from a neo-Nazi group.