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Life in Britain is now more expensive than ever. The cost of everything from petrol to food, electricity to train tickets continues to rise, while pay packets remain the same and our wallets continually squeezed.

Sweden seeks to cut crime with shared DNA

Sweden seeks to cut crime with shared DNA

The Swedish government has proposed new legislation that would enable the country’s law enforcement agencies to sift through the DNA registers, fingerprint archives and vehicle databases of several other European countries.

Sweden expects Tuesday Libya mission call: Bildt

Sweden expects Tuesday Libya mission call: Bildt

Foreign minister Carl Bildt believes Sweden may receive a formal request for assistance in the ongoing Libya conflict at an international summit due to be held in London next Tuesday, news agency TT reports.

Saab backer Antonov to open Swedish bank

Saab backer Antonov to open Swedish bank

Vladimir Antonov has revealed plans to set up a bank in Sweden, and the Russian financier says he is ready to make a major investment in Swedish automaker Saab, business daily Dagens Industri reports.

Prostitution sting nets hundreds of suspects

Prostitution sting nets hundreds of suspects

Police have identified more than 400 men suspected of paying for sex in Sweden’s biggest ever prostitution sting after a 40-year-old man was convicted of acting as a pimp for five women, including his wife.

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TeliaSonera in new Turkcell legal fight

Swedish telecom firm TeliaSonera has opened legal action against the chairperson of Turkcell, a firm in which the firm has a 38 percent stake, over a dispute regarding the make up of the Turkish telecom operator's board.

Radiation reaches Sweden from Japan

Radiation reaches Sweden from Japan

Radioactivity from Japan’s earthquake-hit nuclear power plants has reached Sweden, but the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten) says the levels recorded do not pose any danger to people or the environment.

Beer in Sweden: Looking beyond the lager

Beer in Sweden: Looking beyond the lager

In this month's column on what some enthusiasts like to call the amber nectar, blogger Darren Packman reminds us that brews come in all colours and that staying loyal to one is like having the same meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Secret Swedish Cold War ops exposed

Secret Swedish Cold War ops exposed

A top-secret Swedish air force unit with ties to NATO members Denmark and Norway operated through the Cold War and remained in operation until 1997, a new book reveals, casting fresh doubt over the country’s long-standing claims to neutrality.

Court rules prisoner smoking ban illegal

Court rules prisoner smoking ban illegal

Prisoners in Swedish prisons can not be forbidden from smoking in their cells with reference to fire risk or safety reasons, the Supreme Administrative Court (Högsta förvaltningsdomstolen) has ruled.

Swedish musicians to ‘Jam For Japan’

Swedish musicians to ‘Jam For Japan’

Several Swedish musicians have agreed to take part in “Jam for Japan”– a Sunday-afternoon jam session being organized to raise money for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief, contributor Anita Badejo discovers.