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Two people seriously injured as plane crashes in northern Sweden

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:28:16 +0200

Two men are seriously injured after their plane crashed near Älvsbyn in the northern county of Norrbotten. One of the men's injuries are described as life-threatening.

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Sweden to pay damages over Roma register: appeals court

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:15:15 +0200

Eleven people will receive 30,000 kronor ($3390) each in damages after an appeals court found they were unlawfully included in the so-called Roma register.

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This is officially Sweden's best city for students

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:20:31 +0200

Which of Sweden's cities is the best for students? Perhaps it's Lund with its cobbled streets, or Uppsala with its strong culture of student associations? What about Gothenburg, with its array of pubs, or Stockholm and all the attractions the capital offers?

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Everything you need to know about the Swedish murder case that's stranger than fiction

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:03:11 +0200

Fraud, forgery, bribery, threats, drowning and stabbings: it's not the work of fiction, but the details that have now emerged from a high-profile Swedish murder case. The Local picks apart the key allegations from the complicated "summer cottage murder" case.

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In pictures: Get a sneak peek of Stockholm's new Viking museum

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:33 +0200

"We will crush the myths about the Vikings," one of the people behind the new museum told The Local.

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Swedish local politician dies from Stockholm terror attack injuries

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:06:01 +0200

The number of people killed in the April 7th Stockholm terror attack has risen to five after a woman who was a local politician in western Sweden died in hospital.

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Litter levels rising in many Swedish towns and cities: survey

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:23:00 +0200

Litter is becoming an increasing problem in Sweden, according to a campaign organization.

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Football fans attack Swedish police in 'violent riot'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:13:58 +0200

More than two dozen football supporters attacked police after a home game in Norrköping.

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Recipe: How to make Swedish cloudberry soufflé

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:59:59 +0200

Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe for a very impressive dessert with Swedish delicacy cloudberries.

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How Sweden's asylum approval rate compares to other EU countries

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:48:49 +0200

Sweden granted protection to more asylum applicants per million of the country's inhabitants in 2016 than any other European Union Member State, new figures from EU stats office Eurostat show.

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Swedish government proposes measures to increase deportation success rate

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:00:46 +0200

The Swedish government has proposed new measures to help ensure people who have had a residence permit application rejected leave the country.

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Swedish startup's tech could help us talk to dolphins

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:33:03 +0200

A Swedish startup has been commissioned to use its artificial intelligence technology to try to communicate with dolphins.

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Overseas voters urged to have their say in the UK general election

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:44:39 +0200

With the UK general election just six weeks away on June 8th, it’s important to remember to register to vote if you can and want to have your say.

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Swedish woman shocked at SAS uniform policy banning headscarves

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:34:18 +0200

A Swedish woman has explained her shock at being told during a job interview with Scandinavian airline SAS that she would have to take off her headscarf if she wanted the position.

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Sweden's record-low interest rate extended until mid 2018

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:45:54 +0200

Sweden's record-low interest rate of -0.50 percent has been extended until mid 2018, and will not change early next year as previously intended, the country's central bank has announced.

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IN PICTURES: First new Volvo rolls off the line in Sweden

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:41:36 +0200

The first new Volvo XC60 has rolled off the production line at the company's Swedish factory.

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Mourinho on Zlatan's future in football: 'I don't care'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:03:21 +0200

José Mourinho said he was "not interested" in discussing Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future in Manchester United in the wake of the Swedish striker's season-ending knee ligament injury.

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Stockholm pulls out of Winter Olympics bid... again

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:27:25 +0200

Swedish capital Stockholm will not vie to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games over financial concerns, council bosses said.

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King Carl Gustaf's guards are under attack – from aggressive birds

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:32:20 +0200

The guards at the Drottningholm Palace, home to the Swedish royal family, are under attack from aggressive terns – and the court has applied for permission to shoot the protected seabirds.

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Sweden's asylum seeker forecast on track for 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:53:49 +0200

Tightened border controls in Europe, the EU's treaty with Turkey and Sweden's temporary asylum law means the Swedish Migration Agency's forecast for 2017 is on target so far.

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