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Iranians barred from Swedish universities

Iranian nationals have been banned from Swedish university programmes with ties to nuclear and missile technologies following a warning from the country’s Säpo security service.

Naked horn player named Sweden’s Water Fairy of the Year

Naked horn player named Sweden’s Water Fairy of the Year

A nude saxophone player surprised four similarly dressed violinists in northwestern Sweden to claim victory as the year’s best incarnation of a water fairy, a mythical creature from ancient Swedish folklore.

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‘Svennis’ in talks with world’s oldest football club: report

Former England and Manchester City boss Sven-Göran Eriksson is in talks with English Division Two club Notts County about becoming director of football, according to reports here Tuesday.

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Two Swedish banks surprise on the upside

Sweden's two largest banks exceeded market expectations, with Nordea and Handelsbanken both boasting profit increases in their second quarterly reports today.

Åland: a gem in Stockholm’s back yard

Åland: a gem in Stockholm’s back yard

Alannah Eames visits Finland's Swedish-speaking Åland islands, and finds gorgeous scenery, great food and a fascinating history.

University students who stay put earn more: study

University students who stay put earn more: study

Swedish students who remain at the same institution for their entire educational career appear to earn higher salaries that those who switch universities several times, according to a new study.

Charges for father who held family captive

Charges for father who held family captive

A 68-year-old father of four in Uppsala suspected of abusing his wife and children and holding them captive in their apartment was arraigned on Tuesday.

‘Missing’ footballers prompt new entry rules

‘Missing’ footballers prompt new entry rules

The disappearance of five Tanzanian youth footballers has prompted the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) to tighten entry requirements for non-European players in the Gothia Cup, the world's largest youth football tournament.

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Staff concerns plague Sweden’s swine flu planning

There is a sufficient number of respirators in Sweden's 21 counties to handle the care of the patients who have been infected by swine flu.

Record losses for Sweden’s Volvo Group

Record losses for Sweden’s Volvo Group

Swedish truck maker Volvo Group on Tuesday reported its largest-ever quarterly loss amid as massive write-offs and weak demand took their toll on profits.

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Serious deficiencies at Sida field office

The Bukina Faso field office of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has been plagued by deficiencies for several years, according to an internal audit of the office.