Rejected asylum-seeker flight costs escalate

Rejected asylum-seeker flight costs escalate

The cost of chartering aircraft to return rejected asylum-seekers to their countries of origin has increased dramatically, according to new figures from the Swedish Prison and Probation Service (Kriminalvården).

Elderly men should ride women’s bikes: study

Elderly men should ride women’s bikes: study

The elderly, both men and women, should use women's bikes in order to cut the number of accidents when getting in and out of the saddle, according to the conclusions in a report by Swedish researchers.

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One dead as road accidents mar Easter

A man died and another was seriously injured in separate road accidents in western Sweden on Saturday.

100-year-old tale brings Swedish author unlikely global success

100-year-old tale brings Swedish author unlikely global success

Jonas Jonasson, a former media mogul who sold up to go and live in peace on a remote island, has made a splash in international literary circles with his novel about a 100-year-old man who escapes from a home for the elderly.

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Politician remanded into custody for fraud

A former local politician suspected of defrauding taxpayers in central Sweden of millions of kronor has been remanded into custody on aggravated fraud charges following her arrest in Thailand last week.