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What’s on in Sweden: September 4 – 10

What's on in Sweden: International polo & feminist porn in Stockholm; International art biennial in Gothenburg; Paul Potts (UK) in Malmö.

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Drunk and disorderly soldiers sacked

Two soldiers who left their weapons unattended while drinking themselves senseless during service in Kosovo in May have been dismissed by the Swedish Armed Forces.

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Swedish dad in bid for breast milk

Swedish father Ragnar, 26, has entered into an experiment that he hopes will help him breastfeed his future children.

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Malmö gets thumbs up for text message pee charge

Sweden's Data Inspection Board (Datainspektionen) has approved a new system of paying for public toilets using text messages in Malmö's famous Folkets Park.

Bank bonus culture must end: Borg

Bank bonus culture must end: Borg

Finance Minister, Anders Borg, will tell EU finance ministers today that the culture of high bonuses that exists in the banking sector must end.

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Swine flu victim given correct advice: inquiry

A man in Sweden who died of swine flu received correct information from official medical phone line 1177, an inquiry just completed by local health care authorities has found.

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No equality quotas for boards: Olofsson

Center Party leader and Industry Minister Maud Olofsson has washed her government’s hands of the responsibility for ensuring equal representation of women and men on the boards of listed companies, according to a report in the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper.

GM to fill Saab funding hole: report

GM to fill Saab funding hole: report

The prospective purchaser of the ailing Saab Automobile company – the Koenigsegg Group – has found new investors to enable it to complete the deal, according to reports in the Dagens Industri business daily.

Health supplements from smelly herring

Health supplements from smelly herring

‘Surströmming’ – the slimy, smelly, fermented Baltic herring, that is sold in cans and is a popular favourite for many Swedes and converts – is to be turned into a health food supplement.

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Gothenburg man critical after knifing

A 40-year-old man has received multiple stab wounds after being attacked with a knife in an apartment in the Gothenburg suburb of Biskopsgården, on Hisingen island, on Monday night.

Four dead in house fire

Four dead in house fire

Three children and a woman died and a child was seriously injured in a house fire in Staffanstorp in southern Sweden on Monday night. According to the fire and rescue service each of the family were victims of smoke inhalation.