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Stockholmers ‘fund the rest of Sweden’: report

Stockholm-area taxpayers help fund the rest of Sweden to the tune of 14 billion kronor ($2 billion) a year as a result of a tax equalization system meant to put the country’s municipalities on an equal financial footing.

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‘What do the Sweden Democrats want to do with us Muslims?’

Anna Waara, chairperson of Swedish Muslims for Peace and Justice, calls for politicians and the media to reject in the strongest possible terms the views expressed in an opinion piece by Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson, in which he refers to Muslims as the greatest threat to Sweden since World War II.

Credit losses dent profits at SEB

Credit losses dent profits at SEB

Swedish bank SEB reported a meager operating profit of 388 million kronor ($56 million) for the third quarter, but still managed to beat analysts’ expectations.

European bank approves Saab loan request

European bank approves Saab loan request

Saab Automobile has received permission to borrow 4 billion kronor from the European Investment Bank, the bank’s board revealed on Wednesday.

Starbucks coming to Sweden

Starbucks coming to Sweden

Starbucks, the ubiquitous Seattle-based chain of coffee houses, is set to open its first outlet in Sweden.

More Swedish women surfing the web for sex: study

More Swedish women surfing the web for sex: study

Surfing the web in search of sexual content is one of the ten fastest growing internet activities in Sweden – especially among women, a new study shows.

Two more helicopter heist suspects arrested

Two more helicopter heist suspects arrested

Two more men have been detained in connection with last month’s spectacular helicopter robbery of a cash depot in Västberga south of Stockholm.

Malmö meter maids get spy cams in caps

Malmö meter maids get spy cams in caps

Parking attendants in Malmö are to have miniature video cameras attached to their caps as part of a bid to increase the safety of members of a profession often exposed to threats and harassment.

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Nurses’s moist wipe helps drunken driver escape conviction

A 36-year-old Swedish man who confessed to driving while drunk has been acquitted because of uncertainty caused by the way a nurse took a blood sample.

Veiled women subjected to daily abuse: study

Veiled women subjected to daily abuse: study

Shoving, spitting, and ethnic slurs are a daily fact of life facing women bearing headscarves in Malmö, according to a new report.

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Acquittal for boy who sent naked pics of his ex

A Swedish teenage boy who sent naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend to his friends has had his conviction overturned upon appeal.