What’s on in Sweden: September 18 – 24

What’s on in Sweden: September 18 – 24

What's on in Sweden: Beer festival & Tom Jones (UK) In Stockholm; International Book Fair in Gothenburg; Hello Saferide in Malmö

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In-form Ibrahimovic ready for Inter return

Barcelona and record signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic go into Wednesday's Champions League group opener at Inter Milan in high spirits after collecting maximum points from the first two league outings.

Terror suspect Swedes still detained: Pakistan

Terror suspect Swedes still detained: Pakistan

Pakistan’s foreign ministry on Wednesday confirmed that four Swedish citizens are sitting in prison in the capital Islamabad, three weeks after their arrest in the north of the country.

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Beyond the insults: Swedish Model 2.0

As Sweden takes a battering in the US health care debate, Swedish Institute chief Olle Wästberg examines two of the insults most frequently flung: that Sweden is rampantly socialist, and that it's the poster child for neo-liberal market excesses.

Borg caught up in tax payment blunder

Borg caught up in tax payment blunder

Sweden’s Minister of Finance Anders Borg had some explaining to do on Wednesday when it was revealed he failed to follow new tax rules that he himself had introduced back in 2007.

More freedom proposed for Sami reindeer herders

More freedom proposed for Sami reindeer herders

Sweden’s indigenous Sami population should be granted more freedom to pursue economic activities other than reindeer herding, according to findings presented on Wednesday by a government appointed working group.

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Teen gangs suspected in Stockholm robberies

Police in Stockholm are tracking a criminal gang of 14 to 17-year-olds suspected of carrying out a number of violent robberies in the city’s southern districts.

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Gaming addiction poses ‘pandemic’ threat: expert

Gaming addiction poses ‘pandemic’ threat: expert

Computer gaming addiction is reaching “pandemic” proportions around the world, according to a Swedish organization poised to take a leading role in helping young people cope with the problem.

Cockroach surprise for Swedish property mogul

Cockroach surprise for Swedish property mogul

A Stockholm-area investment executive received a package of live cockroaches in protest of his firm’s perceived negligence in upgrading run-down apartment buildings in Malmö’s Rosengård neighbourhood.

Geely withdraws reported offer for Volvo

Geely withdraws reported offer for Volvo

Chinese automaker Geely, which had previously indicated its intentions to own 100 percent of Volvo Cars, has scrapped plans to put together a bid for Ford’s troubled Swedish subsidiary.

Heart surgery for Toronto’s Swedish goalie Gustavsson

Heart surgery for Toronto’s Swedish goalie Gustavsson

Swedish rookie goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has surgery on Tuesday to fix a heart problem, but is expected to back in uniform with the National Hockey League’s Toronto's Maple Leafs within a few days, the team said.

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Reinfeldt calls for end to banks’ bonus culture

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt took aim at bonuses common at large banks when he opened the Swedish parliament on Tuesday, saying big bonuses "must come to an end".