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Sick benefit claims plateau after falls

The number of Swedes on long-term sick benefits has stabilized after seven years of successive falls, according to official figures released on Tuesday.

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Indian Volvo workers strike over pay

About 600 employees of a Volvo bus plant near Bangalore in India are striking for better pay and the return to work of four colleagues suspended following a dispute, a spokesman for the Swedish group said on Tuesday.

Ibrahimovic in squad for Scotland clash

Ibrahimovic in squad for Scotland clash

Barcelona star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named in the Sweden squad to face Scotland in a friendly at Råsunda stadium in Solna on August 11th, marking the end of a nine month national team hiatus.

Prince Carl Philip claims first racing win

Prince Carl Philip claims first racing win

Two years after realizing a boyhood dream to become a racing car driver, Sweden's Prince Carl Philip has something to cheer after claiming his first career win at the Kinnekulle track in western Sweden.

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Juvenile care for teen girlfriend murder

A 16-year-old boy was sentenced on Tuesday to three years juvenile detention for the murder of his girlfriend who was the same age.

Agency rejects FCKU2MF reg plate as ‘offensive’

Agency rejects FCKU2MF reg plate as ‘offensive’

The Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) has rejected a request from a man in Stockholm for a car registration plate which reads FCKU2MF.

Evacuated Swedes to return after Greek fires

Evacuated Swedes to return after Greek fires

Swedish tourists evacuated after forest fires on the Greek island of Samos are set to return to their hotels on Tuesday as the emergency services regained control of the situation.

Vintage railways face closure over new law

Vintage railways face closure over new law

Vintage railways across Sweden face closure as a result of a new legislative proposal requiring them to stand for the full cost of their supervision and inspection, according to volunteer groups.

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Jonas, 32, sewed up his own leg after ER wait

A 32-year-old took the needle into his hands when he tired of the wait at Sundsvall hospital in northern Sweden and sewed up the cut in his leg himself. The man was later reported to the police for his impromptu handiwork.

Sweden Democrats hold balance of power: poll

Sweden Democrats hold balance of power: poll

The far-right Sweden Democrats have the backing of 6.5 percent of the electorate and would hold the balance of power if an election were held today, a new voter poll by Aftonbladet/United Minds shows.