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Politicians seek to close ‘elephant graveyard’

After the severely criticized head of the Agency for Economic and Regional Growth was forced to leave her post, politicians are calling for an end to the system in which sacked heads of government agencies are kept on with full pay in alleged "non-jobs", in what is becoming known as the “elephant graveyard”.

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Fraudsters trick 27 into paying for same flat

Police have arrested two people who conned 27 would-be tenants, many of whom were students, into paying a deposit on the same apartment in Stockholm.

Långholmen FC prepare to face IFK Gothenburg

Långholmen FC prepare to face IFK Gothenburg

Stockholm's international football club Långholmen has captured Sweden’s attention by being drawn to play league superstars IFK Gothenburg in the Swedish Cup this month.

‘I waved and flapped like a swan in a cattery’

‘I waved and flapped like a swan in a cattery’

While house-hunting up north, ex-Londoner Paul Connolly comes face to face with the scourge of the northern Swedish summer; the bloodthirsty and dreaded mygga, or mosquito.

Man reports police for ‘too low’ finders-fee

Man reports police for ‘too low’ finders-fee

A man in Skåne, in southern Sweden, has reported the police to the Parliamentary Ombudsman (Jusititeombudsmännen, JO) after being dissatisfied with the reward he was given for turning in a lost bike.

Armed robbers escape after bank heist

Armed robbers escape after bank heist

Three armed men are on the run after attempting to rob a bank in western Sweden, with police believing they may have escaped into Norway.

Ikea closer to India market entry: report

Ikea closer to India market entry: report

India's government and the Ikea Group are nearing a compromise over local-sourcing rules that have been delaying the Swedish retailer's entry into the country, a report said on Tuesday.

Mowing Swede finds live bombshell in garden

Mowing Swede finds live bombshell in garden

A man in southern Sweden, busy mowing the lawn of his private garden near his home between Trelleborg and Ystad, was shocked to see something unexpected sticking out of the ground.

Swede takes home Olympic wrestling bronze

Swede takes home Olympic wrestling bronze

Johan Eurén became Sweden’s latest medal winner at the Olympic games after winning a bronze in Monday’s 120 kilogramme men's Greco Roman Wrestling.

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Fake cop escapes after highway robbery

A man impersonating a police officer has escaped with a gold necklace after a botched car theft saw him dragged from the scene of the crime by a suspicious female motorist.

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Shooting leaves teen girl ‘critically injured’

The condition of the 17-year-old girl who was shot in a northern Stockholm apartment on Monday afternoon is critical, and police have arrested the 18-year-old gunman, still in his underwear, on suspicion of attempted murder.