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Jobs in focus during party leader debate

The jobs, the environment and unemployment were the dominant themes in the party leaders' debate in Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, on Wednesday.

Dutch crime writer backs Swedish theme park

Dutch crime writer backs Swedish theme park

Dutch thriller writer Ton Theunis is the initiator of a project to establish a new "WitchWorld" theme park in Mönsterås, a rural municipality in southern Sweden.

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Restaurant tax cut could create 15,000 jobs

A decrease in restaurant taxes could create 15,000 new jobs, particularly for young people and immigrants, according to a new report.

Winter rail delays cost 3 billion kronor

Winter rail delays cost 3 billion kronor

Three billion kronor ($384.72 million): that was the cost to Sweden of rail delays caused by this winter's severe weather, according to a new report.

Big royal turnout expected for wedding

Big royal turnout expected for wedding

Sweden’s royal wedding is set to attract one of largest gathering of kings and queens seen in Europe for years, a guest list for Friday’s pre-wedding concert has revealed.

Eriksson enters ‘Jabulani’ World Cup ball debate

Eriksson enters ‘Jabulani’ World Cup ball debate

Ivory Coast manager Sven-Göran Eriksson has joined the controversy over the Jabulani, the broadly criticized Adidas ball being used at the World Cup in South Africa, calling for a review.

Sven ‘not completely happy’ with draw

Sven ‘not completely happy’ with draw

Sven-Göran Eriksson conceded that his Ivory Coast team had left themselves a challenge after settling for a 0-0 draw with Portugal on Tuesday, while he expressed satisfaction that captain Didier Drogba came through the match unscathed.

Långholmen claim three points in historic win

Långholmen claim three points in historic win

Långholmen FC notched a new historic first after recording their first win in Division 3 with a well-earned 2-0 victory over fellow national league newcomers Mälarhöjden

Aviation standstill as pilots strike

Aviation standstill as pilots strike

All domestic and many international flights remain grounded in Sweden on Wednesday after 2,000 members of the Swedish Airline Pilots’ Association (Svensk Pilotförening -SPF) were called out on strike over pay.

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Earthquake rocks northern Sweden

An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale shook homes in parts of Västerbotten in the north of Sweden late Tuesday evening. While no injuries were reported, the quake was considered to be strong on Swedish terms.

Reinfeldt streets ahead of Sahlin: poll

Reinfeldt streets ahead of Sahlin: poll

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has by far the highest confidence rating among the electorate in comparison with the opposition leader Mona Sahlin.

Stieg Larsson heirs remain in dispute

Stieg Larsson heirs remain in dispute

The family of late Swedish crime writer Stieg Larsson have been unable to reach an agreement on the division of his estate, made lucrative by the huge success of the Millennium trilogy.