A musical August in store for Stockholm

A musical August in store for Stockholm

If you're looking for music festivals in Sweden this month, you need look no further than the capital, writes David Stavrou.

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Faked illnesses netted fraudsters 75 million

A social insurance fraud ring in southern Sweden is thought to have stolen about 75 million kronor ($10.5 million) from Sweden’s social security system by faking serious illnesses. In many cases, the frauds involved entire families.

Ship to Gaza to set sail again

Ship to Gaza to set sail again

The organisers of an aid flottilla Ship to Gaza said in Stockholm on Wednesday they would make a new attempt to reach the Palestinian territory before the end of 2010.

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Heavy rains forecast for eastern Sweden

Heavy rains have been forecast for the east coast of Sweden as the Meteorological Institute (Sveriges meteorologiska och hydrologiska institut - SMHI) issued a warning for northern areas.

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Stockholm taxis fall in global rankings: survey

Taxis in London have been voted the best in the world for the third year running, with Sweden's capital Stockholm falling in favour to 23rd place of the 53 global cities featured in a new survey published on Wednesday.

Let teachers ban face veils – Liberals

Let teachers ban face veils – Liberals

Sweden’s schools and universities should be allowed to ban students and teachers from wearing face veils, education minister and Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund has said.

Prisoners threaten strike over incontinent inmate

Prisoners threaten strike over incontinent inmate

Inmates at Sörby prison in northern Sweden have reacted with dismay at the internment of a 78-year-old man who moves with the help of a walking frame and wears a nappy, threatening to strike if he is not taken into care.

Lundin Petroleum reports booming profits

Lundin Petroleum reports booming profits

Swedish oil production and exploration firm Lundin Petroleum has reported a profit before tax of $79 million ($30.9 million) for the second quarter, meeting analyst expectations.

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MPs support Sweden Democrats isolation: poll

Of the 148 Swedish members of parliament from across the party spectrum interviewed in a new survey, 66 percent are prepared to cooperate across the political blocs to ensure a stable government if the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) enter parliament.

Fungal disease threatens Swedish wheat harvest

Fungal disease threatens Swedish wheat harvest

The wheat harvest in many parts of Sweden is under threat by the fungus disease Tilletia contraversa (dwarf bunt).

Lund reviews foreign student admissions

Lund reviews foreign student admissions

Lund University in southern Sweden has introduced a separate admissions process for foreign students after criticism that the current system discriminates against even those with top grades.