Gothenburg’s five best bars

Gothenburg’s five best bars

While on a smaller scale, Gothenburg’s nightlife has a style and pace that frequently rivals Stockholm. A large student population gives the city a youthful vibe, while music festivals like Way Out West draw visitors from around the world. These are our favourite hang-outs in Sweden’s second city:

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Borg: economy will continue to strengthen

The Swedish economy will continue to strengthen in coming months, Finance Minister Anders Borg has said. But he also warned that there remained risks to global economic stability.

Ryanair reverses plan to axe London route

Ryanair reverses plan to axe London route

Ryanair has reversed plans to axe its routes between Stockholm Västerås and London, the airline has confirmed.

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Elderly Samaritan refunds robbed teenagers

An 80-year-old man who was so moved by the story of three teenagers robbed of their travel money as they were about to deposit it in the bank, has forked out 10,000 kronor ($1,400) to enable them to go through with their trip.

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Man arrested over woman’s disappearance

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering 31-year-old Marina Johansson, who has been missing from her home near Gothenburg since the end of July.

Skarsgård offered Millennium film role

Skarsgård offered Millennium film role

Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård has been offered a role in the US remake of the first of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is due for release in 2011.

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Unemployment jumps to 9.5 percent in June

Unemployment in Sweden climbed to 9.5 percent of the workforce in June, from 8.8 percent in May but remained down on last year, new figures showed on Thursday.

Pirate Party: Cartoons are not child porn

Pirate Party: Cartoons are not child porn

Sweden's Pirate Party said on Thursday that child pornography should be permitted in cartoons. The law should focus on 'real criminals' abusing children, its leader said.

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Fears for missing woman after car is found

A car belonging to a missing 31-year-old woman from western Sweden has been found a few kilometres from her home. Police fear she has been murdered.

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What’s On August 6th – August 12th

What’s on in Sweden: Horses for courses in Stockholm, a culture party in Gothenburg while Malmö brings on the clowns.

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Elk hunts and ‘paparazzi’ threaten berry pickers

A firm in northern Sweden has claimed in a letter to the Work Environment Authority (Arbetsmiljöverket) that its berry pickers face a slew of dangers including poisonous mushrooms, elk hunters, monotony, and "paparazzi-style" journalists.