Swedish citizenship applications on the rise

Swedish citizenship applications on the rise

The number of people applying to be Swedish citizens is expected to rise in 2011, according to forecasts from the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket).

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New police task force after latest Malmö blast

An explosion damaged a convenience store in Malmö in southern Sweden early Tuesday morning, prompting police to form a special task force to look into a string of recent bombings in the city.

Sweden ‘failing’ in fight against child poverty

Sweden ‘failing’ in fight against child poverty

The increase in child poverty in Sweden is due in part to failed family policies and the welfare system becoming less fair, Save the Children Sweden (Rädda Barnen) has claimed in a new report on the problem which it claims affects 220,000 children.

‘Lower wages will give more immigrants jobs’

‘Lower wages will give more immigrants jobs’

The best way to boost employment levels among Sweden's foreign-born is by reducing wages for low-paying jobs, argues Jenny von Bahr, author of a report on the subject commissioned by liberal Swedish think tank Timbro.

Swedish team turns skin into nerve cells

Swedish team turns skin into nerve cells

A team of researchers at Lund University in southern Sweden have managed to develop nerve cells from human skin cells without using stem cells - a development described as an ethical and medical breakthrough.

Vattenfall ‘may gain’ from German nuclear move

Vattenfall ‘may gain’ from German nuclear move

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall may end up benefiting from a recent decision by Germany to ditch nuclear power, according to the company's CEO.

Swedish prosecutor confirms US spy probe

Swedish prosecutor confirms US spy probe

Sweden's top prosecutor revealed on Tuesday that his office had previously opened a preliminary criminal investigation against US agents suspected of spying in Sweden in 2009.

Thunderstorms threaten southern Sweden

Thunderstorms threaten southern Sweden

Sweden's meteorological office SMHI has warned that after the sunshine cometh the rain with downpours and thunder forecast for southern areas on Tuesday afternoon.

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Akzo Nobel signs China partnership

Dutch-Swedish chemical group Akzo Nobel said on Monday it had formed a partnership with China's Quangxi CAVA for the supply of a key ingredient in paints from 2014.

Zlatan returns for Finland qualifier

Zlatan returns for Finland qualifier

Sweden skipper Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to the national team squad to face Finland on Tuesday in a crucial Euro 2012 qualifier having missed the weekend win in Moldova through injury, coach Eric Hamrén said Monday.

Nuclear weapons threat remains high: study

Nuclear weapons threat remains high: study

Swedish think tank SIPRI warns in a new report that meaningful nuclear disarmament remains unlikely in the near future, observing that 5,000 nuclear weapons are currently deployed worldwide.