Poles quiz Swede over Auschwitz sign theft

Poles quiz Swede over Auschwitz sign theft

Polish prosecutors said on Monday they had begun questioning Swedish former neo-Nazi leader Anders Högström over his alleged involvement in the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from the Auschwitz death camp.

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Toddler badly hurt in driveway accident

A 15-month-old child has been badly injured after being knocked down by a reversing car at a farm near Gnesta south of Stockholm on Monday.

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Helpline pastor dozes off during suicide call for help

A suicidal man who sought the help of a Church of Sweden pastor for night-time helpline solace was left bitterly disappointed when his holy interlocutor fell fast asleep.

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Stockholm hotel featured on 2010 ‘hotlist’

The Stockholm Hotel Skeppsholmen has been named among the coolest new hotels on the annual hotlist published by leading US travel magazine Condé Naste Traveller.

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Swedes show confidence in housing market

Half of Sweden's households expect house prices to increase over the coming year, with fewer forecasting falls, a new survey shows.

Dynamite blast at Malmö research centre

Dynamite blast at Malmö research centre

Police in Malmö have said they were aware of a known threat to a hospital in the city where a bomb exploded in the early hours of Monday morning.

More single parents living in poverty: report

More single parents living in poverty: report

As average incomes increase, more people in Sweden are falling below the line classified as relative poverty, with single parents particularly affected, new statistics produced by the Parliamentary Investigative Service (riksdagens utredningstjänst - RUT) show.

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Swedish doctor probed over 20 deaths

The police murder investigation against a doctor working at Växjö hospital in southern Sweden has been extended after his predictions over when patients would die were shown to be extremely accurate.

Consumer group rejects Israel boycott call

Consumer group rejects Israel boycott call

The Swedish Cooperative Union (Kooperativa förbundet - KF) has ruled out calls from a regional member group to stop selling goods from Israel in Coop stores.

Government proposes new teacher certification

Government proposes new teacher certification

The Swedish government has announced the introduction of a professional certificate for teachers from 2012, with only those in possession eligible to secure a permanent contract.