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Swedish business incubator Iqube closes its doors

A high-profile business incubator that many hoped would bring forward a new generation of Swedish entrepreneurs has shut its doors.

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Danes propose tunnel to Sweden

Danish researchers have concluded that the nearly decade-old Öresund Bridge linking Sweden and Denmark is insufficient, proposing that a tunnel also be built between the two countries to facilitate the region’s growth.

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New figures show slowdown in Sweden’s rising unemployment

The pace of layoff announcements has leveled off, signaling a clear break with the country’s recent trend of rapidly increasing joblessness, according to the National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen).

Getting fit in fitful times

Getting fit in fitful times

Financial markets implode, the flow of regular work slows to a trickle, and the only thing expanding is his waistline. Roger Choate explains how he unexpectedly came to wave his wilting wallet in the direction of a personal trainer.

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Drunk driving suspect: I got plastered after stopping the car

A driver arrested in southern Sweden with a high concentration of alcohol in his blood has been cleared of any wrongdoing after convincing jurors that he first started drinking in the moments after he stopped his car, Metro reports.

Pokemon cards taken in sandbox knife heist

Pokemon cards taken in sandbox knife heist

A nine-year-old girl was robbed at knifepoint by a group of young boys in a sandbox in Partille outside of Gothenburg in western Sweden. The booty: the girl’s collection of Pokemon cards.

Stockholm Q & A: Where can I find a good spa?

Stockholm Q & A: Where can I find a good spa?

A reader wants to take his girlfriend to a spa in Stockholm for her birthday. But which one? Peter Vinthagen Simpson has the answer.

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Hemtrevligt, Upplandsgatan 43

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Swedish economy bounces back to growth

Sweden’s economy returned to growth in the second quarter, ending a year of contraction and indicating that the worst of the country’s recession may be over.

‘Guantánamo Swede’ arrested in Pakistan

‘Guantánamo Swede’ arrested in Pakistan

One of the three Swedish nationals arrested nearly two weeks ago in Pakistan is Mehdi Ghezali, a former terror suspect who was released from the United States’ Guantánamo Bay prison in 2004.

Police chief’s emergency ignored by Säpo

Police chief’s emergency ignored by Säpo

Swedish security service Säpo failed last week to respond to an emergency call from the Stockholm County police chief, Carin Götblad, prompting an internal investigation.

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Peak nears for Sweden’s swine flu outbreak

Sweden's swine flu outbreak is expected to peak within the next two to three weeks, indicating that the disease has been less widespread than health authorities originally expected.

New measures to help speed up integration

New measures to help speed up integration

The government has proposed a sweeping overhaul of Sweden’s system for supporting newly arrived immigrants in their search for a job in hopes of getting them established and working more quickly.