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Six airports to be sold in turbulent times

The Swedish Airports and Air Navigation Services (LFV) is to sell off six of its airports to municipalities or other local parties in connection with a reorganisation of the company in 2010.

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Teacher charged with sex crimes against pupils

A male high school teacher in Skövde, western Sweden, has been arrested and charged with a string of sexual offences including child rape.

Liberals call for lower taxes at party congress

Liberals call for lower taxes at party congress

Liberal party leader Jan Björklund has rallied members during a speech at the party conference in Växjö calling for lower taxes, developments in nuclear power production and for Sweden to adopt the euro as its currency.

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Undertakers face cost of drunken coffin spillage

Two sisters are claiming damages from a firm of funeral directors after their father's coffin was plunged ungracefully into a grave by undertakers unsteady on their feet.

North Korean diplomats’ smuggling scheme up in smoke

North Korean diplomats’ smuggling scheme up in smoke

Two North Korean diplomats are being held on suspicion of trying to smuggle 230,000 cigarettes from Russia into Sweden.

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Vellinge changes course to welcome refugee kids

Local politicians who previously voiced their disapproval at a move to house asylum seeker children in Vellinge look set to sign an agreement to invite more children to reside in the municipality in the future.

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State-run company chiefs enjoy wage hike

Earnings of the bosses of Sweden’s ten biggest state-run companies rose an average of 36 percent between 2004 and 2008, while employees had to settle with a 15 percent increase during the same period.

Early English learning comes under academic attack

Early English learning comes under academic attack

A Liberal Party proposal to make English language learning obligatory in schools from the first grade has been slammed by members of the Swedish Academy who view it as an "unnecessary reinforcement of the status of English.”

Sweden reaches deal over top EU positions

Sweden reaches deal over top EU positions

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has announced that Belgian Prime Minister Herman van Rompuy will be the first permanent President of the European Council following negotiations in Brussels on Thursday evening.

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Heavily pregnant woman raped in home

A heavily pregnant young woman was raped in her home on the outskirts of Stockholm late on Thursday afternoon.