Fire stops traffic on Stockholm metro

Fire stops traffic on Stockholm metro

A fire broke out in the Stockholm subway’s central station late Saturday morning, shutting down large portions of the city’s metro system.

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Swedish military ready to battle swine flu

Sweden’s military is well-equipped to defend itself against an outbreak of the A/H1N1 flu virus, and to assist in swine flu vaccination programmes run by public health authorities.

Criminals caught up in benefits cheat probe

Criminals caught up in benefits cheat probe

A campaign by Sweden’s social insurance agency (Försäkringskassan) to root out benefits cheats has found that about 100 seasoned criminals have received millions in unwarranted payments.

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Six-year-old survives seven storey fall

A six-year-old boy survived a fall from a seventh floor apartment in Gothenburg on Friday evening, due in part to the actions of a quick-thinking passerby.

Sweden says EU ready for ‘talks or confrontation’ with Iran

Sweden says EU ready for ‘talks or confrontation’ with Iran

The Swedish EU presidency is ready to talk to or confront Iran over its nuclear programme, characterizing as a “provocation” the appointment of a terror suspect as the country’s defense minister.