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Sweden moves ahead with uni application fees

In a bid to reduce high administration costs, Sweden's government is calling for non-European Union applicants to be slapped with a registration fee when seeking admission to the country's colleges and universities.

Swedish home prices buck financial crisis

Swedish home prices buck financial crisis

Swedish home values increased substantially in 2009, despite persistent fears the country would suffer from a major drop in housing prices.

Iran puts ten Swedes on Interpol wanted list

Iran puts ten Swedes on Interpol wanted list

Ten Swedes of Iranian descent are named on Interpol’s list of criminals wanted for terrorism and international organized crime.

Donald scores landslide victory in Christmas ‘duck’ battle

Donald scores landslide victory in Christmas ‘duck’ battle

It was billed as the Christmas Eve battle of the ducks, as perennial TV ratings champion 'Kalle Anka och vänner' ('Donald Duck and Friends) was pitted against new duck in town Anna Anka. But the outspoken wife of crooner Paul Anka proved to be way out of her league.

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Repairman’s vacation keeps Swedish town off the internet

An internet technician’s holiday travels have left a remote mountain village in northern Sweden cut off from the internet, causing a dent in the town’s winter tourism bookings.

Samuelsson outraged by Olympic hockey snub

Samuelsson outraged by Olympic hockey snub

A day after forward Mikael Samuelsson slammed the Swedish national ice hockey team leadership for leaving him off the provisional Olympic roster, coach Bengt-Åke Gustafsson said he had no plans to reach out to the disgruntled right winger.

Spyker chief ‘very optimistic’ over Saab bid

Spyker chief ‘very optimistic’ over Saab bid

Saab suitor Spyker remains hopeful that it can snap up the iconic brand from General Motors despite previous reports of a rebuttal from the Swedish car maker's US owner.

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Swedes reach new peak in mountains of debt

Swedes are further in the red with the national debt collection agency (Kronofogden) than ever before, with accumulated debts currently totalling 64 billion kronor ($9 billion).

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Afghan teens left in the cold by train operator

The five Afghan teens found wandering in the cold near Sävsjö in southern Sweden on Christmas Eve had not been left in the forest by smugglers, it emerged on Monday, but had instead been kicked off a Swedish passenger train because they lacked proper tickets.

New Saab 9-5 to be a Buick or Opel: report

New Saab 9-5 to be a Buick or Opel: report

Hopes are fading in Trollhättan regarding Saab Automobile's survival amid rumours that General Motors (GM) plans to release the latest Saab model as a Buick or Opel.