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Mystery donor leaves 100,000 kronor church collection gift

An anonymous older woman answered all her local Swedish church's prayers on Sunday by handing over an envelope with bills amounting to 100,000 kronor ($12,200).

270 imprisoned in black market purge

270 imprisoned in black market purge

Tax revenues totalling 2.5 billion kronor ($310 million) have been recovered following an investigation into Sweden's labour black market by the Tax Agency (Skatteverket).

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Fraudster plots murder to force lawyer change

A convicted fraudster has turned himself in for planning a murder in order to force a Stockholm court to appoint a new lawyer, news website Nyheter24 reports.

Ground control to cockpit suite: a night at the Jumbo Hostel

Ground control to cockpit suite: a night at the Jumbo Hostel

A stayover at the world's only Jumbo jet hostel makes for a truly first-class experience, writes The Local's Alannah Eames.

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‘Half a million jobless in 2010’: agency

Over 500,000 Swedes are set to be out of work in 2010, according to a new forecast from the National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen).

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Dramatic rise in bankruptcies

The number of Swedish firms going bust in March increased by 85 percent, in comparison with March 2008, according to a new report from credit rating agency UC.

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Two teenage girls raped in harrowing car ride

Two 17-year-old girls were repeatedly raped and assaulted during a harrowing 16 hour car journey in southern Sweden.

Östberg transferred from California jail

Östberg transferred from California jail

Annika Östberg Deasy, found guilty in 1981 of being an accessory to two murders, including that of a policeman, has been transferred from a US prison and is on her way back to Sweden.

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Local councils to receive cash injection

The Swedish government has announced an extra provision of 17 billion kronor ($2.1 billion) to help municipalities weather the financial storm.

Union chief avoids sack

Union chief avoids sack

Wanja Lundby-Wedin is to remain in her post as head of Sweden’s Trade Union Confederation (LO), but will endure a pay cut of around 40 percent.