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Swedes recruited by Somali terror group

An al-Qaeda-linked extremist group in Somalia has recruited more than 20 young people from Sweden to fight in the war-torn African country, the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) fears.

Mortgages could be capped at 85 percent

Mortgages could be capped at 85 percent

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) has proposed banks limit the amount offered for new residential mortgages to 85 percent of a property's market value.

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Swine flu bill tops 900 million kronor

The swine flu vaccine is set to cost the Swedish tax payer 900 million kronor ($121 million), according to new figures released by the National Board of Health and Welfare.

Anna Lindh memorial inaugurated in Stockholm

Anna Lindh memorial inaugurated in Stockholm

A memorial square to Anna Lindh, the former Swedish foreign minister murdered in 2003, was inaugurated in Stockholm on Tuesday near where she made her final public appearance.

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Ericsson predicts mobile broadband boom

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg has said the company number of mobile broadband users worldwide will grow from 400 million presently to 3.5 billion by 2015.

Lady Gaga set to hit Sweden

Lady Gaga set to hit Sweden

Eccentric singing sensation Lady Gaga is set to hit Stockholm this weekend on the first date of her European tour. According to reports, the star will be rehearsing in Malmö ahead of Friday's premiere.

Stockholm in the picture for ‘Millennium’ movie

Stockholm in the picture for ‘Millennium’ movie

The Danish producer behind the Millennium trilogy films, Søren Stærmose, has said that he remains hopeful that the Hollywood version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be filmed in Stockholm but that reports of a final decision are premature.

Transport agency anger at Eurovision music vid

Transport agency anger at Eurovision music vid

The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) has reacted strongly to a music video for the country's Eurovision hope Anna Bergendahl's song This is My Life which features the singer walking along a railway line.

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Young woman died by accident

The death of the 19-year-old woman found under a walkway in the Södermalm area of Stockholm in the early hours of Sunday was an accident, an autopsy of the young woman's body has shown.

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Policeman fired after deportee sex demand

An officer employed within the Swedish border police in Västra Götaland has been fired after offering a female asylum seeker assistance in return for sex. The man now risks up to six years in prison.

Skanska lands Karolinska hospital contract

Skanska lands Karolinska hospital contract

Swedish construction firm Skanska has won the contract for the development and construction of the New Karolinska Solna (NKS) hospital near Stockholm in a deal worth around 14.5 billion kronor ($2 billion).