Cyclist Johansson claims first Swedish medal in Beijing

Cyclist Johansson claims first Swedish medal in Beijing

Emma Johansson claimed the first Swedish medal in the Beijing Olympics when she came runner-up to Britain's Nicole Cooke in the women's cycling road race on Sunday.

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Pensioners in long wait for benefits

Staff shortages and a reorganisation of the social insurance office (Försäkringskassan) has led to long delays. 30,000 pensioners have this year had to wait over a month for their housing benefit.

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Study: Young convicts worse off mentally

Young criminals often feel worse mentally compared to other young people, new statistics show. Despite this there is no specialized forensic care for young people in Sweden.

Reinfeldt: ‘Dark clouds over the economy’

Reinfeldt: ‘Dark clouds over the economy’

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt forecast imminent dark clouds over the Swedish economy and promised action in his summer speech while opposition leader Mona Sahlin went on the attack.