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Bank experts play down Swedish crisis fears

While Sweden’s banks haven’t escaped this week’s global financial turbulence unscathed, experts say there is little chance of a Swedish bank suffering a collapse similar to that of Lehman Brothers.

Prosecutor: ‘Beltran could flee Sweden’

Prosecutor: ‘Beltran could flee Sweden’

Swedish prosecutors called on Wednesday for opera star Tito Beltran to be remanded in custody pending a decision by the appeal court on whether to uphold a guilty verdict against the singer for rape.

Swedish mall’s fee scares off Red Cross volunteers

Swedish mall’s fee scares off Red Cross volunteers

A mall in southern Sweden has drawn fire for its decision to charge a fee to charity organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army for placing volunteers in the mall to collect donations.

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Activists fight to prevent Iranian feminist’s deportation

Demonstrators are set to gather in Stockholm on Wednesday to protest the impending deportation of an Iranian woman’s rights activist and anti-Islam blogger after she was denied a Swedish residence permit.

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Job losses continue to mount across Sweden

The weak economy appears to be costing more Swedes their jobs, as more than 2,400 redundancies have been announced so far in September.

Arla caught up in China baby formula scandal

Arla caught up in China baby formula scandal

Swedish-Danish dairy giant Arla Foods announced on Wednesday a recall of several milk powder products made by one its Chinese partners after traces of the chemical melamine were discovered in the products.

Riksbank was split over rate hike

Riksbank was split over rate hike

There was dissent within the ranks of the Riksbank's leadership during the September 4th decision to raise interest rates, according to minutes of the meeting released on Wednesday.

Swedish police seize thousands of baffling cannabis plants

Swedish police seize thousands of baffling cannabis plants

Police in Skåne in southern Sweden confiscated a field full of cannabis on Tuesday, but have yet to determine whether the plants were actually meant to be dried and smoked.

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Government wants schools to emphasize entrepreneurship

The government announced plans on Wednesday to make entrepreneurship a unifying theme in the Swedish education system.

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Swede held in prison in Yemen

A 26-year-old Swedish citizen has been imprisoned in Yemen for the last nine months, media reported on Wednesday.