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Big surge in new business startups

The number of new businesses in Sweden increased 16.4 percent in the first five months of 2010, compared to the same period last year, new statistics have revealed.

Sweden eases Thailand travel warning

Sweden eases Thailand travel warning

Sweden on Tuesday lifted its warning against all travel to protest-hit Bangkok, but continued to caution against trips to four provinces in southern Thailand.

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Superbugs on the rise in Sweden

The number of cases of multiresistant superbugs in Sweden rose sharply last year, according to a new report.

Men cleared in record insider trading case

Men cleared in record insider trading case

Two men at the centre of Sweden’s biggest ever insider trading case have been sentenced to two years in jail for tax crimes, but have been cleared on the main charges of insider trading.

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Car registrations rise sharply in May

In May, 24,994 new passenger cars were registered in Sweden, according to industry organization Bil Sweden, an increase of 37.2 percent from last year.

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Man drowns in central Stockholm sluice

A man in his forties is thought to have died after having been sucked into the lock at Slussen in central Stockholm on Tuesday morning.

Stockholm tops summer holiday wish list

Stockholm tops summer holiday wish list

Stockholm is the city destination of choice for Swedes this summer, beating Gothenburg into second place while Gotland and the west coast are the most popular resort destinations, a new survey by rail operator SJ shows.

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Sweden Democrats to cut foreign aid for welfare

Sweden's small far-right Sweden Democrat (SD) party presented a shadow budget on Monday pledging lower taxes and higher benefits, to be financed by cutting international aid and refugee quotas.

Swedes in Israeli custody after aid convoy attack

Swedes in Israeli custody after aid convoy attack

Swedish author Henning Mankell is one of eleven Swedes held in Israel Monday on landing in the port of Ashdod after their Gaza-bound aid flotilla was attacked by Israeli commandos, Sweden's foreign ministry said.

Ibrahimovic sale not ruled out by Barcelona

Ibrahimovic sale not ruled out by Barcelona

Barcelona director general Joan Oliver declined to rule out the sale of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Monday, following controversial comments made by the striker's agent last week.