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Archive for Thu, 21 Aug 2008

Stockholm club and concert guide: August 21 - 25

Stockholm club and concert tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

Recruitment agency profits remain sky high

Swedish recruitment agency Proffice's profits skyrocketed to 63 million kronor ($9.9million) before tax for the year's second quarter, despite the country's economic slowdown.

Tenants pine for laundry room feuds

Tenants pine for laundry room feuds

Tenants' incessant feuds over shared laundry facilities have prompted Lund council in southern Sweden to close down communal laundromats and install washing machines in individual flats instead. But now many tenants want the old laundry rooms back.

Restaurant bomb linked to gang vendetta

Restaurant bomb linked to gang vendetta

A violent bomb explosion at a restaurant in Lund, southern Sweden, early on Thursday is thought to have been gang-related.

Gothenburg club and concert tips: August 21 - 23

Where to go out in Gothenburg this weekend? Monthly Magazine has the answers (Click links for more information)

What’s on in Sweden: August 22 - 28

What's on in Sweden: August 22 - 28

What's on in Sweden: August 22nd – 28th. The Voice of Peace & Salong Giraff in Stockholm; theatre, dance & midnight running in Gothenburg and Eugene Chadbourne in Malmö

Economic slowdown in Swedish service sector

The Swedish economy looks gloomier than ever as the service sector's economic growth slows down from 3.1 percent in the first quarter to 2 percent for the second quarter.

Officials investigate birthday party invite debacle

A local council in southern Sweden has defended a local school's policy on children's birthday party invitations after the matter was taken up by the justice ombudsman.

Young man stabbed in 'potato peeler game'

A 20-year-old man found with serious stab wounds to his stomach outside his apartment in Hjo, south-west Sweden, apparently received his injuries during a game involving potato peelers.

Swedish yachting team in bronze 'blunder'

Swedish yachting team in bronze 'blunder'

Sweden's Fredrik Lööf and Anders Ekström won an Olympic bronze in the men's Star yachting on Wednesday amid claims that they were robbed of a silver medal. Brazil won silver while Great Britain took the gold medal.

Swedish pastor accused of leading violent 'cowboy sect'

Swedish pastor accused of leading violent 'cowboy sect'

A southern Swedish religious congregation based at a cowboy-themed conference centre has been accused of harbouring a violent and extreme religious sect.

Sweden lose to France in qualification dress rehearsal

Sweden scored twice in Gothenburg on Wednesday but still lost by the odd goal to a France team struggling for form ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

'Exempt Swedes from FRA surveillance'

Signals intelligence agency FRA should not be permitted to eavesdrop on Swedish citizens at least until the legal implications have been fully examined, according to a new proposal from the Centre Party, Svenska Dagbladet reports.