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Pricey maximum security prisons remain half-full

The three maximum security units of Swedish prisons Kumla, Hall and Saltvik remain less than half-full, despite costing the Swedish Prison and Probation Service (Kriminalvården) 50 million kronor ($7.5 million) for 2011.

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Moderate politician called Pekgul ‘clapping Turk’

The Moderate Party’s social media manager Thomas Böhlmark called the former Social Democratic politician Nalin Pekgul ”clapping Turk” on Twitter, and has now been relieved of his responsibilities.

Athletics champion Klüft ends career

Athletics champion Klüft ends career

Former Olympic and world heptathlon champion Carolina Klüft brought her career to an end on Saturday, claiming her body can no longer take the strain.

Social Democrats drop sharply in polls

Social Democrats drop sharply in polls

The Social Democrats have dropped heavily in the latest voters’ poll, falling by 4.5 percentage units to 34.3 percent, as voters chose the Left Party instead.

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‘Ban Islam in Sweden’: Sweden Democrat

"Ban Islam in Sweden and deport those who persist in believing in the religion", said Pär Norling, group leader of the Sweden Democrats (SD) in Bollnäs, in an interview with national broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT).