Many Swedish students failing maths: report

Many Swedish students failing maths: report

More than one in ten Swedish school pupils fall below minimum standards for entering high school, according to new statistics from the Swedish Board of Education (Skolverket).

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Sweden pledges aid money to Palestinians

Sweden has agreed to pay direct support of 50 million kronor ($6.9 million) to the beleaguered Palestinian Authority, the foreign ministry announced on Wednesday.

Smacking kids is never acceptable: Swedish politician

Smacking kids is never acceptable: Swedish politician

Thirty years have passed since Sweden banned parents from smacking their children. But Liberal Party MP Helena Bargholtz is dismayed to learn that New Zealand is holding a referendum to reintroduce the practice.

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Baby girl died of massive overdose

The baby which died in an alleged mercy killing at Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital in Stockholm was given a massive overdose of pain killers, a new report by the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has concluded.

Madonna aftermath: ‘People were vomiting and fights broke out’

Madonna aftermath: ‘People were vomiting and fights broke out’

Madonna's concert in Copenhagen on Tuesday finished in tumultuous scenes as Swedish fans tried to return home by train.

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Skindeep, Humlegårdsgatan 5

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T-Shirt Store, Virkesvägen 3


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Hattbaren, Götgatan 39

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Swedish property market at ten-year low

The Swedish commercial property market has ground to a halt with completed deals continuing to decline. The private residential market has returned to normal however.

Golfer’s wet ball prompts revealing underwear challenge

Golfer’s wet ball prompts revealing underwear challenge

Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson's recent golf course strip show has prompted underwear maker Björn Borg to pick up the pace in its photographic hunt for international pant-wearing “Swedish exports”.

‘Elk explosion’ in southern Sweden

‘Elk explosion’ in southern Sweden

Hunters in the south of Sweden have reported an 'explosion' in the elk population in the wake of winter storm Gudrun that swept through the region in 2005.

SAS slashes workforce to save cash

SAS slashes workforce to save cash

Scandinavian airline SAS has announced cuts of 1,000 to 1,500 jobs as part of a new austerity programme to shave 2 billion kronor ($274 million) off its outgoings.

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Healthy pupil forced to endure special school

A pupil in Hässleholm in southern Sweden spent seven years in a special school despite not having an intellectual disability. The pupil's parents tried to get their son moved to a regular school but were refused.

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‘Hijackers could remain on board’: coastguard

A group of masked men alleged to have hijacked the ship the Arctic Sea off the coast of Sweden last month could have remained on board the vessel when it passed through the English Channel, the British coastguard has claimed.