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Economic boom boosts air traffic

The current economic boom is sending us flying. According to new forecasts from the Civil Aviation Administration (Luftfartsverket - LFV), the number of flight movements in Swedish air space is up by 4,5 percent - from 650,000 movements last year to a predicted 680,000 movements in 2011.

Olofsson faces new ‘step down’ calls

Olofsson faces new ‘step down’ calls

Maud Olofsson has been leader of the Centre Party (Centerpartiet) for a decade. According to the Centre Party's local division in Kristianstad, in southern Sweden, it's high time to step down.

Vattenfall plans France expansion

Vattenfall plans France expansion

Energy giant Vattenfall is hoping to grow in France. The state-owned company wants to invest up to nine billion kronor ($1.5 billion) in French hydropower.

Teacher faces assault charges

Teacher faces assault charges

When a 15 year-old student picked up a waste basket and pretended to throw it at a classmate, the teacher's aide saw red - and hit him over the back with a pointer, reports the newspaper Göteborgs-Posten.

New sex rules headache for donation centres

New sex rules headache for donation centres

Rules for blood donors have been tightened, reports national news show SVT Rapport. Since this Wednesday, potential donors are banned from donation centres for an entire year if they've had sex with someone who has recently acquired a piercing or a tattoo.