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Swedish plane ends Baghdad Euro drought

The first passenger flight from Europe in 18 years landed at Baghdad airport on Saturday, when a Swedish charter aircraft touched down.

When worlds collide: Apartment shopping in Sweden and beyond

When worlds collide: Apartment shopping in Sweden and beyond

With flat prices dropping like autumn leaves, Jeanne Rudbeck thought it was about time to start shopping around for a new home in Stockholm. Or Paris. Or Florida. But was it all just a pipe dream?

Swedish town adopts euro

Swedish town adopts euro

Tired of government inactivity, the town of Höganäs, a popular tourist destination on the south-west coast of Sweden, has decided to adopt the euro.

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Men, women and dog fall through thin ice

Three people fell through the ice near Västerås in central Sweden on Friday afternoon, adding to a raft of accident reports earlier in the day.

One dead in tanker crash

One dead in tanker crash

A 41-year-old woman died in a collision with a tanker on road 56 north of Västerås in central Sweden on Friday morning. The crash has left ammonia leaking from the tanker and nearby properties have been evacuated.

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Social Democrats praise government equality record

The Swedish government has received plaudits from the opposition Social Democrats over new figures which show that state appointments are in line with Sweden's diversity.

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Trade group: ‘Government must act to arrest car sales slide’

In 2008 253,759 new cars were registered in Sweden, a fall of 17.3 percent on 2007, according to preliminary figures from trade group Bil Sweden. Truck sales also declined, by 9.4 percent to 46,152.

Freshener sales up as car sales collapse

Freshener sales up as car sales collapse

Many car drivers in Sweden want the scent of a new car without actually paying for one. Sales of air-fresheners with scents of leather or vinyl are booming, while car sales continue to fall.

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Swedish jobs moving abroad

The export of Swedish jobs is accelerating, according to a new report from Sweden's largest private sector trade union, Unionen. Many firms do not conduct any form of evaluation, the report shows.

Search continues for missing man

Search continues for missing man

Police are continuing their search on Friday for a 21-year man who went missing on his way to a New Year's Eve party in Dalarna.

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Swedish police inspector dies in New Zealand crash

A 50-year-old Swedish police inspector died on New Year's Day after losing control of a camper van on a New Zealand highway at 10.15am.

Borg and Bildt top people’s poll

Borg and Bildt top people’s poll

Finance Minster Anders Borg and Foreign Minister Carl Bildt are the most popular members of the current Swedish cabinet, according to a new opinion poll.