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Scam artist targets English-speaking jobseekers

An experienced scam artist has been targeting English speaking jobseekers in Sweden, luring them with promises of non-existent jobs, police say.

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Reports of routine Swedish racism ‘grossly exaggerated’

While immigrants can find it difficult to establish a foothold on the job market in Sweden, politicians, intellectuals and the media are often too quick to make employment a race issue, writes Nima Sanandaji.

Viasat’s golf coverage lacking in quality

Viasat’s golf coverage lacking in quality

Viasat was a long way from shooting par in its Swedish broadcast of the Ryder Cup, writes admitted golf addict Gene Oberto.

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Google founders awarded knowledge prize

The founders of the search engine Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have been named recipients of the 2008 International Honorary Knowledge Award, given out annually by the Swedish National Encyclopedia.

Wal-Mart eyes Sweden

Wal-Mart eyes Sweden

US retailing giant Wal-Mart is in talks about opening a store in Sundsvall in northern Sweden, officials from the city report.

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Sweden tops new transparency ranking

Sweden, along with Denmark and New Zealand, achieved the highest score in a new survey ranking 180 countries on perceived levels of public-sector corruption.

Going out in Gothenburg: September 26 – 27

Going out in Gothenburg: September 26 – 27

The Local consults Djungeltrumman for tips on how best to spend this payday weekend.

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Debt office completes second T-bill auction

Sweden's National Debt Office (Riksgälden) announced on Tuesday it has sold 22.7 billion kronor ($3.48 billion) worth of treasury bills out of 25 billion on offer in a second extra auction to soothe tense local markets.

Journalist jailed in Eritrea for seven years

Journalist jailed in Eritrea for seven years

Today marks the seventh anniversary since Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak was arrested and put in an Eritrean prison.

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Swedish television admits mistake in Bildt report

Sveriges Television (SVT) has issued a public apology for a “misleading” report on comments made by foreign minister Carl Bildt about Sweden’s intelligence services.

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Swedish court allows boy to be named November

The parents of a boy in Västerbotten in northern Sweden are rejoicing after the country administrative court found there was nothing wrong with them naming their child November.

Parents to get truancy reports via text message

Parents to get truancy reports via text message

When students cut class in Gothenburg, their parents receive a text message in their mobile phones alerting them of the offence.

Smoky sausage nearly stops traffic at Stockholm airport

Smoky sausage nearly stops traffic at Stockholm airport

Lunch preparations by a hungry employee at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport nearly shut down air traffic at the busy transit hub on Sunday.