Oddball cabaret set to wow Swedish audiences

Oddball cabaret set to wow Swedish audiences

La Clique, performing in Stockholm this week, is a brilliant mix of raw sex appeal, humor, and unbelievable physical ability, writes Emy Gelb.

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Unemployment falls in July

Official unemployment in Sweden fell to 406,000 people in July, or 8.1 percent of the workforce. The figures include those registered as unemployed and those in labour market programmes run by the Swedish state labour exchange, Arbetsförmedlingen.

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Union blames ministers for berry pickers’ plight

Sweden’s largest trade union group, LO, has slammed the government over the plight of foreign berry pickers in northern Sweden, many of whom claim that charges from employers for travel and lodgings are leaving them in debt.

‘I wasn’t the pilot – I was high on drugs’

‘I wasn’t the pilot – I was high on drugs’

A TV producer has denied being the pilot of a helicopter used in a spectacular robbery at a Stockholm cash depot - telling the court he was high on drugs on the night in question.

‘Nazi-era’ names cause climber consternation

‘Nazi-era’ names cause climber consternation

A popular climbing spot in Järfälla in Stockholm has prompted controversy after the crag's climbing routes were given names from Hitler's Germany such as "Kristallnacht" and "The Crematorium".

Social Democrats focus on jobless youths

Social Democrats focus on jobless youths

The Social Democrats are to focus on youth unemployment in a series of campaign posters ahead of next month’s election.

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Swedish inflation rises to 1.1 percent in July

Inflation climbed slightly to 1.1 percent in Sweden in July, up from 0.9 percent in June, new figures showed on Thursday.

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Man demands sex refund from no-show teen’s dad

A Stockholm man approached the father of a 13-year-old girl who did not show up to an arranged sex meet, demanding the refund of an advance payment deposited in the girl's bank account, according to a report in the Metro daily.

Sexual harassment less common in Sweden

Sexual harassment less common in Sweden

While a series of high profile cases have recently brought attention to the issue of sexual harassment, a new survey of 24 countries shows that the risk of falling victim is significantly lower in Sweden than elsewhere.

Satanic reg plate banned from Sweden’s roads

Satanic reg plate banned from Sweden’s roads

The Swedish Transport Agency on Wednesday balked at the idea of the devil incarnate riding the country's roads and elected to reject a request from a car owner to adorn her vehicle with a "Luzifer" number plate.

Ibrahimovic on target as Sweden beat Scotland

Ibrahimovic on target as Sweden beat Scotland

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his return from a ten month international hiatus as Sweden beat Scotland 3-0 in their friendly in Stockholm on Wednesday evening.