Student injured in college bomb blast

Student injured in college bomb blast

A 17-year-old student has been injured after a bomb exploded at a hotel near Västerås Airport in central Sweden on Tuesday evening.

Alternative medicine ‘a dangerous scam’

Alternative medicine ‘a dangerous scam’

The field of complementary and alternative medicine is misguided at best and may even be dangerous, agues Joel Jansson.

Court releases coke suspect crooner

Court releases coke suspect crooner

A court in Stockholm has decided not to remand Syrian-Lebanese singing star George Wassouf in custody, but police said the artist remained under suspicion for possession of drugs.

Sweden’s new Halal-TV courts controversy

Sweden’s new Halal-TV courts controversy

A new programme launched on Monday by Sveriges Television (SVT) featuring three young Swedish Muslim women has sparked a heated debate about cultural norms and integration.

Ryanair on trial in Sweden over couple’s cancelled flights

Ryanair on trial in Sweden over couple’s cancelled flights

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair went on trial in a Swedish court on Tuesday accused of compensation infringements for cancelled flights, the Swedish Consumer Agency (Konsumentverket - KO) said.

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Crisis to turn Sweden’s budget surplus into deficit

Sweden announced on Tuesday it was cutting its 2008 budget surplus forecast, saying the financial crisis would result in a deficit next year rather than the surplus forecast earlier.

Sweden: it’s an Obamanation

Sweden: it’s an Obamanation

If the US election were held in Sweden, Barack Obama would likely win by a landslide, according to a recent poll.

Swedish tennis legend dies

Swedish tennis legend dies

Lennart Bergelin, Björn Borg's former personal coach and a top tennis player in his own right, has died at the age of 83.

US election fever hits Sweden

US election fever hits Sweden

As anticipation mounts in the final hours of the 2008 US presidential election campaign, Swedes remain captivated by the spectacle of US politics.

Swedbank signs up to crisis fund

Swedbank signs up to crisis fund

Swedish bank Swedbank has said it plans to sign up to the loan guarantee programme contained within the government's financial stability package.

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Remand hearing for Arab vocalist held in Stockholm

Syrian-Lebanese crooner George Wassouf faces a remand hearing on Tuesday in Stockholm where he is being held on suspicions of drug possession.

Asylum seekers ‘should live near jobs’

Asylum seekers ‘should live near jobs’

A Moderate Party working group has proposed withdrawing economic support for asylum seekers in Sweden who choose to live in municipalities where they can’t support themselves or where large numbers of asylum seekers already live.

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Tough break for small-bladdered train passengers

Passengers on a train running between Borlänge and Gävle in central Sweden couldn’t believe their ears on Sunday afternoon when the conductor told them why the train’s toilets had been shut off.