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Ghostbuster Swedes bag Belarus win

Reigning Olympic champions Sweden saw off the challenge of Belarus on Friday, eight years on from a defeat at the hands of the same opponents that still haunts the men in blue and yellow.

Spirited Haag snags sensational silver

Spirited Haag snags sensational silver

Swedish cross-country skier Anna Haag clinched a superb second spot on Friday in the 15 km pursuit event at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

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Antonov pledges $100 million for Saab deal

Vladimir Antonov, the Russian businessman and backer of Spyker Cars, has pledged that he is ready to lend $100 million to the Dutch car maker in order to finance their takeover of Saab, according to details from an interview with news agency Reuters.

Fees make competition for students more equal

Fees make competition for students more equal

A bill proposing tuition fees for students from non-EU countries will enable Sweden to compete on a more level playing field with universities in other countries, argues Niklas Tranæus from the Swedish Institute.

Weather agency issues fresh storm warning

Weather agency issues fresh storm warning

Snowfalls of up to 30-40 centimetres have been forecast for southern and central areas of Sweden on Friday evening. Meteorological agency SMHI has issued a storm warning with traffic disruption as a result.

Ikea founder ‘cried like a baby’ over Russian bribery scandal

Ikea founder ‘cried like a baby’ over Russian bribery scandal

Ikea's founder Ingvar Kamprad on Friday expressed "distress" over a bribery affair which has led to the firing of the Swedish furniture giant's two top managers of its Russian division.

Foreign students to pay university fees

Foreign students to pay university fees

University fees for foreign students studying in Sweden will be introduced in the autumn of 2011, the Swedish government announced on Friday morning.

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Unions slam fees for foreign students

Student groups have roundly criticised the Swedish government's move to charge fees to non-EU/EEA college and universty students from the autumn term 2011.

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More Moderates resign over internal vote fraud

Two Moderate Party politicians in Stockholm have handed in their resignations amid an ongoing internal vote-rigging probe.

‘Force councils to accept refugees’

‘Force councils to accept refugees’

The opposition Social Democrats have called for legislation to force all of Sweden's municipalities to accept their share of refugees. The new integration policy proposal was presented by Luciano Astudillo and Anders Lago in newspaper Dagens Nyheter on Friday.

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Cannabis farm found at Swedish primary school

A water leak led on Thursday to the discovery of a small cannabis farm in a school in southern Sweden, local newspaper Blekinge Läns Tidning reports.

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Sweden seeks approval for SAS sale

The Swedish government has announced plans for the sale of its stake in SAS Scandinavian Airlines after seeking parliamentary approval on Thursday.