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‘Tap the potential of immigrant entrepreneurs’

Sweden could learn a lot from Canada and the UK when it comes to leveraging the power of entrepreneurship to help integrate immigrants, writes Nima Sanandaji of the Captus think tank.

Forgetful cop fined over public toilet gun gaffe

Forgetful cop fined over public toilet gun gaffe

A police inspector in south east Sweden has been docked five days' wages for leaving her gun at a public toilet.

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Amnesty: ‘Sweden lax on war criminals’

Sweden has been strongly criticized by Amnesty International in a new report released on Tuesday. Amnesty has called on Sweden to end impunity from crimes such as torture, crimes against humanity and extrajudicial executions.

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Profits and orders plummet at Scania

Swedish truckmaker Scania reported a 44 percent drop in fourth quarter net profits and sharp drop in new orders on Tuesday, at the same time the board recommended shareholders reject Porsche’s takeover bid.

Bildt makes unexpected visit to Gaza

Bildt makes unexpected visit to Gaza

Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to Gaza, touring a demolished factory and a hospital damaged during Israel's 22-day assault on the Palestinian enclave.

Sweden offers banks billions more in aid

Sweden offers banks billions more in aid

The Swedish government announced a new rescue package for the banking sector on Tuesday worth up to 50 billion kronor ($6 billion).

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Taxi leaves 89-year-old woman to walk alone in the woods

The driver of a mobility service taxi considered the road too slippery and instead of driving his 89-year-old passenger to the door of her cabin in the woods, he dropped her off and told her to walk the remaining kilometre on her own.

SAS losses prompt reorganization

SAS losses prompt reorganization

Scandinavian airline SAS reported major losses for 2008 on Tuesday as it announced plans to accelerate restructuring, lay off thousands, cut 40 percent of its routes, and divest several subsidiaries.

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Sweden and Denmark deliver on postal merger

The agreement formally regulating the merger between the Swedish and Danish post offices, Posten and Post Danmark, has been signed, the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications has confirmed in a statement.

‘Black market’ Swedish flat leases sold openly on the internet

‘Black market’ Swedish flat leases sold openly on the internet

Stockholm has long had a problem with housing shortages, and as a result, a black market in rental contracts. But now the illegal market has gone mainstream and leases are sold being openly on the internet.

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Teacher fined following beer run for 15-year-olds

A Stockholm-area middle school teacher who purchased beer for two 15-year-old girls has been sentenced to 7,500 kronor ($900) in fines.