Ministers take the train to counter opposition

Ministers take the train to counter opposition

A total of 14 ministers, including Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, have embarked on a cross-country train trip to win support for the government ahead of September's election.

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SSAB swings to profit in Q1

Steel producer SSAB reported a quarterly profit of 83 million kronor ($11.34 million) on Tuesday, beating analyst expectations and a 215 million kronor loss in the same period last year. The company expects that demand for steel will remain strong in the second quarter.

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Ex-royal bodyguard sentenced for rape

A policeman with the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) who once served as a bodyguard to King Carl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria has been sentenced to six years in prison for aggravated rape and obstruction of justice. The man will also pay damages of 208,000 kronor ($28,470) to the woman.

Flowers for King cause asthma attack

Flowers for King cause asthma attack

At least one patient suffered an acute asthma attack at a Jönköping hospital after the facility made an exception to its rule banning flowers for a visit by King Carl XVI Gustaf.

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Landskrona car park killing trial nears

The 23-year-old man held in connection with the car park assault that led to the death of a 78-year-old woman will remain in custody, a Lund court has ruled indicating that the trial would take place in less than two weeks.

Students give Swedish schools high marks

Students give Swedish schools high marks

Most students in Sweden thrive in school, the National Agency for Education's (Skolverket) 2009 attitude survey has revealed.

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Gothenburg opens probe into bribery claims

Gothenburg municipality is set to appoint a special review team to conduct a full examination of the entire public administration in the wake of a bribery scandal that has rocked the western Swedish city.

Swedish teen sectioned over computer addiction

Swedish teen sectioned over computer addiction

A 16-year-old boy from southern Sweden has been taken into care after missing school for three years due to a chronic addiction to his computer, the local Sydöstran daily reports.

Reinfeldt warns of opposition tax hikes

Reinfeldt warns of opposition tax hikes

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt claims that the shadow budget presented by the left-green coalition on Monday hikes taxes for three million people and is devastating for Swedish business.

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Tax agency grants day’s grace

The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) has extended the deadline for the submission of tax returns for those unable to file online on Monday after the system proved unable to cope with the high demand.

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Volvo mulls recall over engine problem

Swedish car maker Volvo warned customers on Monday that it was considering a recall of eight models after the discovery of an engine problem that could cause their cars to suddenly accelerate.