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Cannabis growers face five years in jail

Two men suspected of involvement in a major cannabis-growing operation in southern Sweden were sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for serious narcotics offences.

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Swedish model inspires US financial crisis plan

The Bush administration's handling of the financial crisis is in part inspired by a successful Swedish bank rescue in the 1990s, but one crucial deviation could cost US taxpayers dearly, one of the architects of the Swedish plan said on Monday.

Criticism and praise for 2009 Swedish budget

Criticism and praise for 2009 Swedish budget

The political opposition took aim at the Swedish government’s new budget proposal on Monday, while the document received mix reviews from labour and other organizations.

Swede nets giant elk on weekend ‘fishing’ trip

Swede nets giant elk on weekend ‘fishing’ trip

Swedish angler Joel Lagekvist’s morning at the lake resulted in the most improbable of catches and one whopper of a fish story.

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‘Burger battle’ may prove costly for Borås

The burger dispute related to next year’s European under-21 football championships in Sweden may end up putting a dent in Borås’s public finances.

Chilling out with a Baltic spa experience

Chilling out with a Baltic spa experience

If you're looking to pamper yourself this autumn, a spa trip to the Baltics could be just the ticket, writes Alannah Eames.

Borg presents 2009 budget to Riksdag

Borg presents 2009 budget to Riksdag

The government presented the 2009 Budget Bill on Monday, which features 32 billion kronor ($4.8 billion) in reforms designed to counteract the effects of a weakening economy.

Search for missing Swedish woman intensifies

Search for missing Swedish woman intensifies

Police are expanding their search for 29-year-old Carolin Stenvall, who disappeared more than a week ago in Norrbotten in northern Sweden.

Man rescued from burning tent by Swedish fire-eater

Man rescued from burning tent by Swedish fire-eater

A fire-breathing Swede is receiving praise after saving a man from a burning tent at a Viking market in southern Sweden early on Sunday morning.

Malmö police report leadership for ‘incompetence’

Malmö police report leadership for ‘incompetence’

Around 40 police officers from Malmö have submitted complaints to the force’s senior safety representative in Skåne charging police leadership for “weakness, incompetence, and bad planning” in its preparation preparation the weekend's demonstrations.

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New budget sees lower growth for Sweden

Sweden has cut near term growth forecasts in its latest budget proposal, while at the same time projecting higher unemployment and lower inflation.