Swedish unis suffer drop in foreign admissions

Swedish unis suffer drop in foreign admissions

Since the government introduced fees for non-EU students last year, many of Sweden’s prominent universities have seen a significant drop in the interest from international students.

Assange right to slam Swedish courts: lawyers

Assange right to slam Swedish courts: lawyers

Nearly one third of lawyers in Sweden, including best-selling author and lawyer Jens Lapidus, believe that criticism directed at the country's legal system by WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange is warranted, according to a new survey.

Facebook gives kissing women film ad the boot

Facebook gives kissing women film ad the boot

A Swedish film distributor's attempt to use an image of two women kissing in a Facebook advertising campaign has been rejected by the popular social networking website.

Embassy doubts over Saab’s Chinese saviour

Embassy doubts over Saab’s Chinese saviour

Saab's new partner Hawtai has inflated its production figures and changed chief executives numerous times over the past years, the Swedish embassy in Beijing warned in an internal report quoted by a Swedish daily on Thursday.

Murder suspect sent 10,000 texts from jail

Murder suspect sent 10,000 texts from jail

A 31-year-old man recently convicted of stabbing a man to death used a smuggled mobile phone to send more than 10,000 text messages from inside his cell in a Swedish jail.

Yusuf set to give Sweden a Cat Stevens ‘homecoming’

Yusuf set to give Sweden a Cat Stevens ‘homecoming’

Yusuf Islam, known to many as singer-songwriter Cat Stevens, is set to kick off his first European tour in 35 years in Sweden, a country he cites as instrumental in shaping his career, contributor Oliver Gee discovers.

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Immigrants often stuck in the ‘wrong’ job: study

Foreigners with university degrees that accept an unskilled job when they arrive in Sweden often get stuck in it for several years, a new study from white collar trade union Jusek shows.

Sweden’s Afghan forces face increased threat

Sweden’s Afghan forces face increased threat

The threat facing Swedish troops stationed in Afghanistan has been ratcheted up following a call by the Taliban for a spring offensive against foreign troops.

Massive fire leaves KTH student body reeling

Massive fire leaves KTH student body reeling

The fire that raged though the School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm on Wednesday have left the student body in the lurch with the loss of vital workshops.

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Skanska posts profits fall

Swedish construction firm Skanska has reported a pre-tax profit of 451 million kronor for the first quarter of 2011, less than half the 936 million kronor posted in the corresponding period of 2010. 

Christian Democrats sign up for Stockholm Pride

Christian Democrats sign up for Stockholm Pride

The Christian Democrats plan to set up camp at the Stockholm Pride festival for the first time this August.