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Archive for Mon, 11 Aug 2008

Suspect's friend: 'There was no baby'

A friend of child murder suspect Christine Schürrer testified on Monday that he did not believe the 32-year-old German woman had given birth to a child last September as she has claimed.

More low cost airlines fly to Stockholm

More low cost airlines fly to Stockholm

The number of low cost airlines landing at Stockholm's Arlanda airport has trebled over the last five years, Dagens Nyheter reports.

Man dies in boat accident

A man died in a boating accident near the island of Ingarö, east of Stockholm on Monday morning. He was with one other person in a small boat when it capsized.

The best of Way Out West: Day One

The best of Way Out West: Day One

Stuart Roberts travels to Gothenburg for the second annual Way Out West Festival. Franz Ferdinand, Sonic Youth and Nick Cave are among the top acts on a fast and furious day one.

The best of Way Out West: Day Two

The best of Way Out West: Day Two

Day two of the Way Out West is no less impressive than day one, writes Stuart Roberts. There are big names aplenty as Neil Young, Kelis, Lil' Kim, N*E*R*D and The Flaming Lips all take to the stage.

Bildt visits Georgia in peace bid

Bildt visits Georgia in peace bid

Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe Carl Bildt is travelling to Tbilisi on Monday in a bid to bring Russia and Georgia to the negotiating table.

Swedes expect falling real estate prices

A majority of Swedes believe that real estate prices are set to fall or remain static, according to a real estate price index report by the Skandinaviska Enskilda Bank (SEB).

Hate-crime murderer appeals life sentence

A 35-year-old man sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a 43-year-old homosexual man and the attempted murder of another homosexual man has appealed against his sentence.

'Give suspects legal representation'

A recent investigation has shown that only 7 percent of criminal suspects tried at the Gothenburg courts had legal representatives present when under police interrogation.

Swedish pharmacies' sex toys 'discriminate against men'

Swedish pharmacies' sex toys 'discriminate against men'

Swedish state-run pharmacy Apoteket has been reported to the Swedish Equal Opportunities Ombudsman agency JämO for only selling sex toys suitable for women, thus apparently discriminating against men.

'Sweden needs more military conscripts'

The Social Democrats have called for Sweden to treble the number of young people called up for military service.

Stockholm hospital in Facebook photo scandal

Stockholm hospital in Facebook photo scandal

A staff member at Karolinska University Hospital is to undergo an internal investigation for taking photographs of an operation and making the pictures available for viewing on social networking site Facebook, Expressen reports.

Police take tough line on drugs at reggae festival

Police take tough line on drugs at reggae festival

Uppsala Reggae festival is Scandinavia's largest in the genre. Thousands of visitors come to Uppsala and this year the police as usual had their hands full with drugs offences.