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'Don't separate elderly couples': Minister

'Don't separate elderly couples': Minister

Public health minister Maria Larsson has called for a new law forcing local councils to jointly house older couples following a spate of high profile cases in which people requiring elderly care have been separated from their partners.

Trains delayed by porn-surfing rail worker

A 52-year-old rail worker reprimanded two years ago for visiting pornographic websites at work has escaped with just a second warning despite repeatedly causing trains to be delayed in eastern Sweden.

Swedish couples pay the price of marriage

Swedish couples pay the price of marriage

Some 48,000 Swedes tied the marital knot in 2009, with most couples footing the bill themselves, a new report from Synovate shows.

Larsson cools talk of Celtic switch

Larsson cools talk of Celtic switch

Henrik Larsson, the former Sweden and Celtic striker, has played down talk linking him to the vacant manager's position at the Glasgow club.

Swedes return to restaurants and cafés

Turnover at Swedish restaurants and cafés increased by 3.2 percent and 6.8 percent respectively in February as the economy continues to show signs of recovery, according to a new report from Statistics Sweden (SCB).

Man arrested over Kosovo war crimes

A man has been arrested in western Sweden on suspicion of aggravated war crimes, with an alternative charge of murder, in connection with the Kosovo war in 1999.

Suspect remanded for Landskrona killing

Suspect remanded for Landskrona killing

The 23-year-old man suspected of the fatal beating of a 78-year-old woman in a Landskrona car park last week has been remanded into custody on charges of aggravated involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.

New test reveals risks for pregnant women

New test reveals risks for pregnant women

Swedish researchers have discovered a new way of establishing at an early stage which women run the risk of toxaemia (pre-eclampsia) during pregnancy.

Sleeping baby found on snowmobile trail

A couple were out on their snowmobile near Ammarnäs in northern Sweden on Tuesday when they stumbled upon a six-month-old baby laying fast asleep on the track in front of their vehicle.

Auschwitz theft suspect extradited 'this week'

Auschwitz theft suspect extradited 'this week'

Former Swedish neo-Nazi Anders Högström is to be extradited to Poland this week to answer charges in connection with the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from the Auschwitz death camp, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.