Climbers set to discover Västervik
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Climbers set to discover Västervik

A town in south-eastern Sweden has all that enthusiastic rock climbers could need - but until now relatively few climbers have known about it. A new project means all that could be about to change.

Government parties gear up for election

Government parties gear up for election

Sweden’s four governing parties on Wednesday presented their plans for a common election campaign. The centre-right parties plan to spend 20 million kronor on the fight to retain power in the election, which will take place on September 19th.

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Swedish loan expands Zimbabwe’s mobile net

Zimbabwe's largest mobile operator, Econet Wireless, has secured a $60-million loan facility from Swedish export credit agency EKN to expand its infrastructure, the firm said Wednesday.

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Rate rises to hit homeowners

Many Swedes with short-term fixed-rate mortgages will face higher bills from now on, after state-owned mortgage lender SBAB and Nordic bank Nordea both raised rates. But mortgages fixed for three years or more will become cheaper, SBAB said.

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Swedish Muslims face daylight fast challenge

Sweden’s long summer days are presenting a challenge to Muslims fasting for Ramadan, which starts on Wednesday. Religious leaders say the long hours of daylight are not a good excuse to skip the fast.

Swedish newspaper reported for child porn

Swedish newspaper reported for child porn

Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN.se) and state broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) have been reported to the police for publishing child porn in the form of manga cartoons, prohibited under Swedish law.

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Berry pickers arrested for locking up bosses

Swedish police detained five berry pickers from Vietnam on Wednesday on suspicion of assault after they locked up their team leaders in a school building on Tuesday in a dispute over pay.

Woman left with longer leg after failed hip op

Woman left with longer leg after failed hip op

A Swedish woman has reported two doctors for bit having told her that her hip operation was unsuccessful and left her to find out for herself that her walking problems were caused by having one leg "much longer" than the other.

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Paedophile boasts of bribing himself free

A 63-year-old Swedish man convicted and sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for sexually assaulting three boys in Cambodia, believes that he will soon be a free man after handing over $11,000 in bribes.

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Politicians say no to free biogas car over bribe risk

Volkswagen and Eon were hoping to raise the profile of biogas-fuelled cars during the ongoing election campaign by loaning them free of charge to politicians but the risk of being seen as a bribe put a stop to their plans.

Sweden issues Russia travel warning

Sweden issues Russia travel warning

Sweden's foreign ministry on Tuesday issued a warning to citizens to avoid travel to Moscow and regions in western Russia ravaged by wildfires and sweltering heat.