Opposition lead widens in poll

Opposition lead widens in poll

Sweden's opposition parties have opened up a lead of almost 5 percentage points over the governing centre-right Alliance, according to a new poll published on Friday.

Alliance parties agree to reduce taxes

Alliance parties agree to reduce taxes

The Alliance parties have agreed to reduce income tax by 10 billion kronor next year, as part of the fourth stage in the parties’ in-work tax credit programme (jobbskatteavdraget), news agency TT has revealed. The tax cuts will mean individual tax reductions of up to 250 kronor per month.

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Swedish police to publicly identify suspects

Police in Skåne in southern Sweden will shortly begin publishing pictures of criminal suspects on the police website, a practice that may soon be adopted all over the country.

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Stockholm Nightlife: area by area

Whether you want to drink champagne with the A-listers in Stureplan, find an alternative groove on Söder, soak up the history in Gamla Stan or get down with the locals on Kungsholmen, Stockholm's nightlife has something to offer.

Apple approves Spotify for iPhones

Apple approves Spotify for iPhones

Apple has approved Swedish firm Spotify’s iPhone application, which will allow users to stream music to their handsets.

Pregnant woman ill in suspected swine flu case

Pregnant woman ill in suspected swine flu case

A young pregnant woman is critically ill with a life-threatening lung infection that is suspected to be the A/H1N1 swine flu.

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Sweden finds hidden jewels of Russia’s last tsar

Sweden has uncovered a treasure trove in its government archives of valuables belonging to the family of the last Russian tsar. The items have been turned over to relatives, the government said on Thursday.

Stranded Thai berry pickers on their way home

Stranded Thai berry pickers on their way home

Some 200 Thai berry pickers who staked their life savings to travel to Sweden to pick berries, only to find themselves penniless and stranded, have had their return trips arranged for them through donations.

‘Cyncism prevails for vote-hungry officials in Sweden and Israel’

‘Cyncism prevails for vote-hungry officials in Sweden and Israel’

As the Aftonbladet organ harvesting scandal rumbles to the end of its second week, Stockholm-based Israeli writer David Stavrou calls on policy makers in Sweden and Israel to shed light on the situation rather than turning up the heat.

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Toddler falls from Stockholm balcony

A 3-year-old boy was seriously injured on Thursday evening after falling from a second floor balcony in Rinkeby in west Stockholm.

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Stones thrown at Gothenburg firemen

Fire fighters in Gothenburg were attacked with stones on Thursday night as they rushed to tackle the latest in a series of fires with suspected connections to youth gangs that have raged across the city in the last week.