Roma duped into seeking Swedish asylum

Roma duped into seeking Swedish asylum

An estimated 1,000 Roma people, primarily from Serbia, have been lured this year alone into travelling to Sweden in the vain hope of securing residence permits, the Swedish Migration Board has said.

‘Inflexible welfare model keeping young Swedes out of work’

‘Inflexible welfare model keeping young Swedes out of work’

An excessively rigid labour market is at the root of Sweden's high youth unemployment and helps explain the recent proliferation of young people in early retirement schemes, argues Nima Sanandaji, CEO of the Captus think tank.

Stockholm institute honours Michael J Fox

Stockholm institute honours Michael J Fox

Actor Michael J Fox is to receive an honorary doctorate from Stockholm's Karolinska Institutet in recognition of his work with Parkinson's disease.

JFK letters to Swedish sweetheart sold

JFK letters to Swedish sweetheart sold

Passionately tender correspondence written by John F Kennedy to his Swedish sweetheart has fetched more than $100,000 at an auction in the United States.

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Gabriel, 13, died after Stockholm tunnel tour

The teenage boy found dead at the bottom of a ventilation shaft by Slussen in central Stockholm on Thursday paid 200 kronor ($28) for a clandestine "tunnel tour" and it is now suspected that he was abandoned by his guide, according to a report in the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Ships freed from Baltic Sea ice

Ships freed from Baltic Sea ice

Dozens of ships have been freed from thick ice in the Baltic Sea on Friday after iuce breakers worked diligently to end the ordeal of of thousands of passengers and crew stranded in freezing conditions off the Swedish coast.

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Siblings could face jail for incest

A pair of siblings in Kalmar in south east Sweden have been charged with incest and risk facing up to a year each in prison if found guilty.

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Investor buys big in defence concern Saab

The Wallenberg-family controlled firm Investor has purchased 11.2 million b-shares, 10.2 percent of the capital, in defence concern Saab. The price tag comes in at 1.1 billion kronor ($150 million), according to a statement.

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Legal council says no to drug tests for kids

Sweden's Council on Legislation (Lagrådet) has ruled against a government legislative proposal to allow drug tests on children below the age of 15.

Swedish rapper gets life for Hollywood killing

Swedish rapper gets life for Hollywood killing

A Los Angeles court on Thursday sentenced 35-year-old Swedish hip-hop artist David Moses Jassy, aka Monopoly, to 15 years to life imprisonment for the murder of a jazz pianist in Hollywood in November 2008.

Thousands stuck in Baltic Sea freeze

Thousands stuck in Baltic Sea freeze

The Baltic Sea was dotted with around 50 ships stuck in the ice on Thursday, including one large passenger ferry carrying around than 1,000 people. Many will remain where they are until Friday, Swedish maritime authorities said.