Man arrested over Rinkeby riots

Man arrested over Rinkeby riots

A man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of rioting after Tuesday night’s serious disturbances in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby. Police are now examining footage from security cameras and expect to make further arrests.

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Unemployment to peak in 2010: jobs agency

Sweden's unemployment rate will peak this year at 9.1 percent, and fall in 2011 to around 8.7 percent, the Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) projects in a new report.

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Swedish bosses enjoy long holidays: report

Swedish business leaders enjoyed an average of 22 days holiday last year, two days less than their Dutch counterparts and almost double the leave taken by US bosses, a new survey by consultancy firm Grant Thornton shows.

Riots must be brought under control: Reinfeldt

Riots must be brought under control: Reinfeldt

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt cautioned that the riots that blighted the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby on Monday and Tuesday needed to be brought quickly under control.

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Students choosing wrong courses: report

While an increasing number of upper secondary (gymnasium) schools are competing for a declining number of students, many students are choosing the wrong schools or programs, a new report shows. Large numbers are opting to switch courses after starting their studies.

Moderates overtake Social Democrats: poll

Moderates overtake Social Democrats: poll

The Moderate Party is the largest party in Sweden, overtaking the Social Democrats, a new voter poll by Novus Opinion shows on Wednesday.

Swedes think Daniel will do good job: poll

Swedes think Daniel will do good job: poll

Seven out of 10 Swedes believe that Daniel Westling will do a 'good job' as a prince of Sweden, following his marriage next week to Crown Princess Victoria.

Little interest in military service – warning

Little interest in military service – warning

A lack of volunteers could lead to severe manpower shortages in Sweden's armed services, an organization representing conscripts has warned.

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Fires and rioting in Stockholm suburb

Rioting was reported in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby on Tuesday night as 50-60 youths pelted police with stones and set alight to a building.

Swedish Radio honours US murderer

Swedish Radio honours US murderer

Annika Östberg, the Swede who spent 28 years in a US prison after being convicted of murder, was named as one of the hosts of the quintessentially Swedish talk radio show "Summer" by Sveriges Radio (SR) on Tuesday.

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UNHCR warns Sweden over Iraq deportations

Sweden was one of four European states warned by by the UN refugee agency on Tuesday over plans to deport Iraqi refugees to Baghdad, underlining the continued nationwide security threats.