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Government averts threat of market-set rents

A government memorandum has concluded that both public and private housing companies should negotiate rental fees with tenants based on a utility based system, rather than fees being market-oriented.

Swedish comic to exact TV revenge on Vatican

Swedish comic to exact TV revenge on Vatican

Swedish comic and author Jonas Gardell has announced plans to use his religious TV programme to respond to a Vatican ruling to bar him from Rome's churches claiming that Jesus would not have excluded him.

New Stockholm arena gets financial go-ahead

New Stockholm arena gets financial go-ahead

Plans for the proposed 30,000-seater arena in the Swedish capital can begin after Stockholm City Council announced a financial agreement with AEG Facilities, the company that will run the stadium.

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‘Romario’ killer sentenced to seven years

A 19-year old man, earlier freed by a district court over the killing of Ahmed "Romario" Ibrahim Ali, has been found guilty of murder in the Svea Court of Appeal and sentenced to seven years imprisonment.

Reindeer herd drowns in icy Lapland waters

Reindeer herd drowns in icy Lapland waters

More than 400 reindeer have drowned in a river in Jokkmokk in northern Sweden after thin surface ice cracked while the herd were moving to their winter pastures.

Vattenfall: New CEO named within weeks

Vattenfall: New CEO named within weeks

The Swedish enterprise minister Maud Olofsson confirmed on Friday morning that the board of state-owned energy giant Vattenfall has begun the search for anew CEO to replace under-fire Lars G Josefsson.

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Government mulls new law to force care for asylum kids

Government parties have called for legislation to force municipalities to care for children seeking asylum amid recent protests over the housing of young refugees in Vellinge in southern Sweden.

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Injured soldiers back on Swedish soil

Two of the five soldiers injured in Wednesday's bomb explosion in Afghanistan landed back home in Sweden on Thursday evening. A further two aircraft with medical personnel onboard have been dispatched to bring back other soldiers involved in the incident.

Pressure mounts on Vattenfall CEO

Pressure mounts on Vattenfall CEO

The Seko union has withdrawn from the board of Swedish state-owned energy firm Vattenfall adding to the pressure on the company's under-fire CEO, Lars G Josefsson.

Playing with fire lands 11-year-old with million kronor debt

Playing with fire lands 11-year-old with million kronor debt

An 11-year-old boy has been ordered to pay 1.9 million kronor ($276,000) in damages after causing smoke and water damage to a Stockholm home, the Aftonbladet newspaper writes.

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French accuse Swedes over jet fighter contract

The French military aircraft maker Dassault has accused its Swedish and US competitors for a multi-billion-dollar jet fighter contract in Brazil of playing dirty.