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    Shot armed jewellery Robber on Sodertalje, in Stockholm dies

    Wednesday, 09 January 2013
    The Stockholm police reports that one of the jewellery-armed robbers who attempted to steal jewelleries in Södertälje, in Stockholm has died. The police shot him in the head when they attempted to steal from a dealer last Friday.

    Smuggled garlic for millions - a surprisingly new thing

    Wednesday, 09 January 2013
    Two British nationals are suspected of having smuggled garlic for at least €10 million, nearly Skr90 million, a surprisingly news product to emerge as a smuggling favourite.

    Record drug seizure in Skåne, southern Sweden - 150 kg of amphetamines

    Tuesday, 08 January 2013
    The Swedish police has made its largest ever seizure of amphetamines in recent years with a large haul in a truck in Helsingborg, southern Sweden.

    Gothenburg city traffic falls by one fifth after congestion charge on Monday

    Monday, 07 January 2013
    Rush hour traffic in Gothenburg, the second biggest city in Sweden after Stockholm, which instituted its own congestion charge zone on Wednesday 2, 2013 is seeing its traffic to the city centre fallen by an estimated one fifth.

    Sharp expansion of illegal waste export from Sweden but the police up their antics

    Sunday, 06 January 2013
    Swedish customs have been very busy at the borders and one thing they have been interrupting, more recently is illegal waste exports from Sweden, which officials said its volume has increased last year.

    Several robberies in Stockholm jewellery stores end in shootings and one man down

    Friday, 04 January 2013
    A jewellery shop was robbed in Södertälje, in Stockholm where several robbers struck at lunchtime. The police shot one person in connection with the robbery but reports hold that he is not dead.

    A Swedish far right party politicians is clamouring that Muslims give birth to fewer children

    Thursday, 03 January 2013
    A Swedish far right politician from the party, Sweden Democrats has observed that Muslims high birth rates is a "world problem" and calls for moves to be made so that they reduce their birth rates.

    Congestion charge means less traffic in Gothenburg - but people are not happy

    Thursday, 03 January 2013
    The first day of congestion charges in Gothenburg is believed to have produced impressive results as car traffic fell declined by 25 percent, according to estimates from the Swedish Transport Agency.

    Increasing cost of personal care in Sweden beginning to cause fears in vulnerable people.

    Wednesday, 02 January 2013
    Spending on personal assistance continues to grow unchecked in Sweden and there is growing fear that in a few years, such cost would be expected to exceed Skr30 billion a year. This is causing great worries to people affected with disability in the country as the debate about recent discussion on cheating in the sector will result in increased scrutiny.

    Driving into Gothenburg now costs money as congestion paying stations are erected

    Wednesday, 02 January 2013
    Congestion charges have been introduced in Gothenburg, the second biggest city in Sweden and it goes into effect on last Wednesday morning. There are still protest and groups are vying to quash the new payment - driving policy.

    Swedish Stroke patients shipped to Denmark for treatment

    Monday, 31 December 2012
    People who suffer a stroke during the night may need to be sent to Copenhagen for treatment instead of being treated at Skåne University Hospital.

    More Swedish pensioners take their flight abroad seeking for better  and cheaper life

    Monday, 31 December 2012
    More old people in Sweden are taking their light abroad wither to their countries of birth or to places they feel they can get better and cheaper lifestyle. This comes after it turns out that the richer parts of Europe are waging a war on the old.

    45 000 Goteborg voters to poll on congestion charges

    Sunday, 30 December 2012
    Goteborg is to introduce congestion charges but this is being challenged by some sector of the Goteborg residency as such there has been a call for referendum to test the authority's right to introduce such charges according to the local government act.

    Housing problems of just neglect as families are forced to live in hostels in Malmö

    Friday, 28 December 2012
    One of Sweden's notorious social troubled spot, Rosengård in Malmö has come under criticism after social authority there has been accused of neglect when homeless children and their families where crammed in hotels and bed and breakfast rooms.

    Mental health ravages children whose parents have immigrants background than those of Swedish

    Wednesday, 26 December 2012
    Children of foreign birth parents are at greater risk of ill health, than those who parent where comfortably born in Sweden, a study from a dissertation from Mid Sweden University show.

    Many Swedish household without power as extreme weather intensifies

    Wednesday, 26 December 2012
    Extreme winter weather has battered some parts of Sweden and as at the time of this posting, thousands of Vattenfall's customers are currently without power in several parts of the country.

    Sweden battered by rain and strong gusts with stronger storm coming in

    Monday, 24 December 2012
    The Swedish people will have a better reason to enjoy their Christmas celebration locked indoors, as the weather will make sure that people don't move around.

    Swedish Foreign Ministry criticized for its handling of Somalia Swedes taken over by the Americans

    Monday, 24 December 2012
    Swedish foreign office has been slammed for the ways it has handled issue related to the two Swedes of Somali extraction indicted in the U.S. on suspicion of terrorist crimes in Somalia.

    Two Swedes accused of terrorist crimes in the U.S.

    Sunday, 23 December 2012
    Two Swedish nationals have been charged with terrorism offenses in the U.S.A..
    Swedish media reports hold that the FBI suspected the men have been trained to become suicide bombers by a Somali terror group.  

    A Swedish Royal wedding expected in June 2013

    Sunday, 23 December 2012
    The Swedish Royal house and the Swedish people are expecting the Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill to get married by June 8, 2013 at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm.

    Swedish Municipal Employee may have embezzled Skr15 million

    Thursday, 20 December 2012
    A woman working  for Swedish municipality of Gävle is reported to have been suspected of embezzling money from her employer, Gävle municipality  and seems to have disappeared.

    Youth Violence in Gothenburg School caused by Instagram photo sharing

    Wednesday, 19 December 2012
    27 People arrested yesterday as violence seep a school in Gothenburg when a picture was posted in photo sharing network instagram.

    Swedish governing party, The Centre party calls for open immigration, minister reject the approach

    Sunday, 16 December 2012
    The Swedish governing party and one of the Alliance coalitions has called on the Swedish government to open its borders for more immigrants to come in. This will help Sweden in the long run and also create labour flexibility. But the migration minister, Tobias Billström has rejected such approach insisting that Sweden will continue to have controlled immigration policy.

    Sweden unveils 119 billionaires in a country of 9 million

    Thursday, 13 December 2012
    Sweden has 119 billionaires in 2012, 11 more than last year, according to the last headcount carried out by Swedish weekly business news magazine, Veckans Affärer.

    Massive fall in the support of the Euro in Sweden

    Wednesday, 12 December 2012
    The wobbly feeling of the euro - the European single currency in Sweden continues and this time the support for it has fallen far low.

    Naked Chinese man arrested outside Nobel banquette in Sweden

    Monday, 10 December 2012
    A Chinese artist streaked necked outside the Concert Hall in protest against Mo Yan who was being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

    Sweden a very hard country for children with in non-white background as child poverty within that group expand

    Thursday, 06 December 2012
    At least children with a foreign background in Sweden and particularly children with non-Caucasian background live in poverty, according to Save the Children's annual report. The toughest is found in children of foreign origin as well as those with single parent.

    Hells Angels have committed 2800 crimes in Sweden

    Wednesday, 05 December 2012
    The criminal motorcycle gang, Hells Angels have committed 2800 crimes in Sweden as the authorities continue to leave this organisation to roan free and intimidate people.

    Swedish women have made 100,000 calls on violence against them

    Tuesday, 04 December 2012
    Violence against women in Sweden has been increasing in the years. In the past 5 years, about 100,000 calls have been made to the national support line, Kvinnorfridslinjen created by the government some 5 years ago to monitor the safety of women.

    Charged and to be prosecuted for attempts to smuggle banned equipments to Iran

    Monday, 03 December 2012
    In a very rare case, a person is to be prosecuted in Sweden for attempting to smuggle advanced technological equipment to Iran. The equipment is said to be advanced materials that could be used for uranium enrichment and this is violation of international sanctions.

    McDonald mangers in Sweden accused of selling work permits

    Sunday, 02 December 2012
    Jobs are scarce in Sweden and the immigration system is getting tighter but there are ways to go around that with money and with the right company and the right people. By paying roughly Skr100,000 to the managers, they could get a job at McDonalds in Sweden.

    More racial scandals rocks sweden democrats as another party heavyweight leaves parliament.

    Thursday, 29 November 2012
    Persistent racial and xenophobic scandals continue to take its toll on Sweden's powerful far right party as another party parliamentarian find himself taking about their agenda outside parliament once more.

    Regional governement's Healthcare  sector reportedly hacked by Assange supporters

    Friday, 23 November 2012
    An international hacker network is suspected to have hacked in the website of a Western Sweden (Västra Götaland Region) and accessed data from the healthcare sector. It is reported that lots of pateint's personal data might have been let loose.

    Swedish People's party politician resigns as aspects of racism in his blood exposed

    Wednesday, 21 November 2012
    A Swedish politician of the Swedish People's party, "Folkpartiet" has resigned after making statements that is described as "could be construed" as racist.

    Hidden behind the hype of the wonders of Sweden - Scores of families go without money for food

    Tuesday, 20 November 2012
    More and more families in Stockholm are turning to the charity, City Mission youth services for assistance to get help with buying food.

    Swedish incomes grew more compared to other EU countries but the risk of poverty still persist

    Monday, 19 November 2012
    Incomes in Sweden have increased more than the average in the EU. At the same time, more people in Sweden run the risk of ending up below the EU limit for economic vulnerability, official data from Statistic Sweden show.

    Explosion of DNA tests regarding Somali family reunification in Sweden

    Friday, 16 November 2012
    On one part, as Sweden seeks to generate legitimacy of Somalis families seeking reunification with relatives in Sweden the institution of DNA testing has meant that Swedish authority's visible fatigue with the Somalis increase presence in Sweden, would be waved and families can have the chance to unit with loved one left behind in war toned Somalia.

    Swedish Migration Board wants to design a ploy to reject Somali refugees

    Tuesday, 13 November 2012
    Migration Board no longer believes that there is internal armed conflict in Somalia, which will make it more difficult for asylum seekers from the country to stay in Sweden.

    Security guard dead at the residence of the Swedish prime minister, Reinfeldt

    Friday, 09 November 2012 - 3:33:32pm
    A guard has died at the residence of the Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt's with reports saying that he might have killed himself.

    Swedish tax authority partied for Skr3.4 million

    Tuesday, 06 November 2012
    The Swedish tax authority in the eastern region in Sweden invited employees at a conference banquet at Elmia, Jönköping in December last year and threw away the party of the year.

    Five Swedes shot in Belgium

    Tuesday, 06 November 2012
    Five Swedish men were shot in the Belgian Waterloo on Sunday morning. One of them says that he stood face to face with the muzzle of a gun aimed at him by one of the men.

    Swedish princess engaged to US financier

    Friday, 26 October 2012
    The engagement between Sweden's Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O'Neill was announced yesterday by the Swedish royal family on the court's website.

    Dutch anti Islam politician, will be making a speech in the racist capital of Sweden, Malmö

    Wednesday, 24 October 2012
    The Dutch far right anti Islam politician, Geert Wilders will be visiting the Swedish city of Malmö, regarded as the hate capital of Sweden.

    U.S. Embassy in Stockholm evacuated

    Wednesday, 17 October 2012
    A letters with unknown contents arrived the U.S. Embassy in Gärdet in Stockholm forcing the embassy to be evacuated at Swedish lunchtime. Thus, the police has launched an investigation into the suspicious shipment.

    Swedish population will hit 10 million in six years as immigration leads to fastest population growth

    Monday, 15 October 2012
    The Swedish population is growing and it has now been statistically shown that the in six years, the Swedish population will reach 10 million people.

    However, Sweden democrats have lost 81 municipal seats

    Monday, 15 October 2012
    Despite their growing popularity, the far right party, Sweden Democrats finds it hard to fill municipal seats

    Fall in the amount of Swedish millionaires

    Friday, 12 October 2012
    Sweden has lost 142,000 dollar millionaires and now has only 343 000 of them left, according to Dagens Industri noted the report Global Wealth Report from commercial bank Credit Suisse.

    Tax cut proposal for Stockholm

    Thursday, 11 October 2012
    Stockholm political establishment has requested that taxes in the micro city be cut, apparently in the bid to stimulate economic activities as recession toughens.

    Swedish central bank, and government websites suffered from cyber attacks Wednesday night from the network Anonymous.

    Thursday, 04 October 2012
    Swedish central bank, the Riksbank's site, and that of the Swedish government were completely down and the government had temporarily replaced it with a simpler version at around 22:30.

    Swedish petrol stations discriminate against Roma

    Wednesday, 03 October 2012
    Gas stations around Sweden discriminate against Roma news reports reveal on Wednesday.

    Web Attacks in Sweden linked to Julian Assange

    Tuesday, 02 October 2012
    A new wave of cyber-attacks struck various Swedish organisations on Monday and an immediate closer examination points to supporters of Julian Assange the Swedish police said.

    One More attack on the Jewish synagogue in Malmo, Sweden

    Friday, 28 September 2012
    The Jewish Community House in Malmo, Sweden has been attacked over night, two men are arrested, and suspected of devastation and endangering the public.

    Despite the "success of Sweden," income inequality has become wider  and a way of life

    Sunday, 23 September 2012
    Sweden has always been classed as a human success story where it has always been described as having an efficient social economy and welfare system that support all - in principle. Therefore in such a country of 9 million people, income inequality should not be observed. Yeah? Lies.

    Brazilian claims he wanted to kill the Swedish king - in an attach on security guard

    Friday, 21 September 2012
    Back on August 6 this year, there could have been a very serious incident in the Swedish political high polices, had there not been a strong security guard and some supporting members of the public. A security guard at the Swedish government headquarters Rosenbad, Stockholm averted what a 24-year-old, Brazilian claimed to be drive to kill the Swedish king.

    Sweden warns of poisonous Czech alcohol in circulation

    Wednesday, 19 September 2012
    Dozens of people have died from poisoned liquor from the Czech Republic leading to the Czech government banning the sale of spirit with alcohol content of above 20 percent. Now the Swedish authorities warned of the poisonous liquor.

    Swedish anti-Islam artist Lars Vilks among lecturers on Stop islamisation of Nation conference

    Wednesday, 12 September 2012
    As the anti Islamic rhetoric in the west continues, in the USA yesterday was a conference which was condemning Island. Could this also be part of the reason why the American embassy where attached and could the Swedish artist Lars Vilks be part of this?

    Concern about the international perception of Sweden - worries about negative image of Sweden portrayed in international media

    Tuesday, 11 September 2012
    It looks like there is a sort of wakeup call for the Swedish out of touch officials to start examining how Sweden is portrayed in the international arena. Too much talk of racism and xenophobia seem to be getting to the neck of the smooth Swedes and they seem to be worried about it.

    The question of understanding racial profiling in Sweden as a poster replaced after debate on racism escalates

    Tuesday, 11 September 2012
    As the Swedish society evolves, the question of whether Sweden, popularly described as an open and free democratic country is gradually getting advanced in racial profiling. This discussion has erupted again after a children's book and film depicting a black girl, in what has been described as derogatory was exhibited recently.

    Swedish cartoonist, Lars Vilks attends anti Islam conference

    Tuesday, 11 September 2012
    The controversial Swedish artist, Lars Vilks, is in New York, USA, today to attend a hostile Islamic conference in a hotel at the UN building. Organizer of the meeting is Pamela Geller, leader of a movement that aims to stop an alleged "Islamisation" of various countries.

    As the Swedish Migration Board tries the deal with growing influx of refugee kids, critics have upped their antics.  

    Sunday, 09 September 2012
    Sweden has been inundated in the past few years with large amount of children who arrive the country on their own as refugees. Somewhere along the lines, the Swedish immigration board has deported some of the back to their port of entre. The situation has led to growing criticism in Swedish press.

    Russian president, Putin takes a swipe at the west  and Sweden over the Julian Assange debacle

    Thursday, 06 September 2012
    In the first interview since Putin was installed as president, he has accused Sweden of double standards in relation to the Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks case.

    Arrested Pirate Bay founder released and deported to Sweden

    Tuesday, 04 September 2012
    Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, one of the founders of internet file sharing site, The Pirate Bay who we reported yesterday that he was arrested recently in Cambodia, is now reported to have been release but also the to be expelled from Cambodia.

    Pirate Bay co-founder Warg arrested in Cambodia

    Sunday, 02 September 2012
    One of the founders of the popular file-sharing Pirate Bay website, has been arrested in Cambodia, the local police have announced, reports the BBC.

    More money earmarked for Somali reunification in Sweden

    Thursday, 30 August 2012
    The Swedish government is to hands out Skr1.3 billion to municipalities receiving Somali family immigrants. This comes after they continue to find it very hard to make Sweden a comfortable place for them to hide after escaping their war ravaged country.

    Swedish Hercules plane crash near Kabul Afghanistan

    Thursday, 30 August 2012
    A Swedish Hercules plane with 25 people aboard was involved in a serious incident in Afghanistan yesterday. No casualties are being reported but the Swedish arm force authorities say the Afghans are investigating

    How a Somali woman was forced to pour milk over herself so as to be white

    Wednesday, 29 August 2012
    New evidence of harassment of Somalis in the small Swedish town of Forserum which some 60 minority of Somalis who live there and who are leavening the city has now been revealed.

    Hundreds match in Forserum in support of Somalis as some authorities see racism a factor chasing the Somalis out of town

    Friday, 24 August 2012
    Just as the Norwegian mass murderer, Anders Behring Breivik was being led to his permanent prison cell home for the next 21 years, at least, for his racist costly job, about 500 people came on to the town of Forserum on Friday evening to show their support for Somalis in the community.

    Fredrik Ljungberg hangs his football boots after a long and successful career

    Friday, 24 August 2012
    One of the Swedish football's greatest stars, Fredrik Ljungberg, has decided to keep his football boots on the shelf as he decided to stop playing.

    Growing threat against the Somali community as increased abuse and attacks by youth gangs strikes fear in the Somali community in a Swedish locality

    Wednesday, 22 August 2012
    Somalis are not a set of people having it great in Sweden. Okay, they are given shelter and various forms of financial handouts as well as what one can call education but they are most often shunned in the Swedish society.

    Museum stops art work from Lars Vilks for fear of re-inviting past bad scenes

    Tuesday, 21 August 2012
    Jamtli, county museum in Ostersund, has decided to cancel a work by Lars Vilks, the man who happens to have stirred up anti Muslim sentiments in the Scandinavia.

    Swedish population more than 9.5 million inhabitants

    Wednesday, 15 August 2012
    The population statistics for the first half of 2012 show a continued stable population growth.

    Swedish women getting more violent as they step up assaults against their spouses

    Thursday, 09 August 2012
    Gone are the days in Sweden where women begged to be recognise. Today they are more powerful and not only holding important positions in the jobs places but also getting very strong physically.

    Putting more money in their pockets as Seven billion krona into the pockets of the Swedes

    Tuesday, 07 August 2012
    Nearly a million Swedish  people will have a share nearly Skr 7 billion, reward for over paying their taxes during the last financial year. Therefore, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, the tax refund for those employees who declared on paper will go back into their pockets.

    4.4 magnitude earthquake in Sweden

    Monday, 06 August 2012
    An earthquake in the sea between Sweden and Denmark brought people in southwest Sweden to an early wake up this morning. The quake, with magnitude 4.4, was centred around Halmstad.

    Swedish people throw away food worth billion each year

    Friday, 03 August 2012
    Swedish people - that is, specifically household throw away tons of uneaten food every year challenging our persisted moan this network that food is very expensive in Sweden

    Variation of suicides rates in Sweden

    Thursday, 02 August 2012
    In the past years, the rate of suicide in Sweden has reduced comparatively but there is growing worrying variation around the various counties of the country.

    Fall in Swedes taking part in official statistic studies

    Sunday, 22 July 2012
    The amount of Swedish people taking art in official data collection especially studies sanctioned by the government departments have declined dramatically in recent years.

    A type of gas spread in the Stockholm subway - many affected

    Thursday, 19 July 2012
    Some sort of substance, probably gaseous, is reported to have spread late on Wednesday night in subway building in Solna, in Stockholm Sweden.

    Swedish man held in Cyprus suspected of terror plot. Hezbollah accused of behind Cyprus Swede's arrest

    Monday, 16 July 2012
    Islamist movement Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas supported by Iran have been accused of being behind the terrorist plans that a Swedish man was accused of terrorist activities in Cyprus.

    A Swedish man became billionaire over night - for a very short time - 2 hours

    Thursday, 12 July 2012
    A Swedish man from Östersund Southern Sweden was shocked when he checked his bank account on Wednesday and found lots of money there.

    Many Swedish cities and urban areas can not cope with a flood

    Tuesday, 10 July 2012
    Sweden is currently struggling I with increasing floorings here and there caused by persistent heavy rains accompanies by increasing meting mountain cap ice. But it would have been thought that a country like Sweden will be able to manage such contingencies nicely. Yeah wrong!

    Fewer Swedish people want reduced immigration
    Monday, 02 July 2012
    A shock new survey result in Sweden shows that there is a marked trend reversal in the immigration debate in the country. Fewer and fewer believe that Sweden is receiving too many immigrants.

    Swedish Youth with immigrant background (skin colour) find it hardest to get an income

    Thursday, 28 June 2012
    Despite the rapid improvement of the Swedish economy after the crisis year of 2009 the proportion of Swedish youths that have been placed on the margin of the Swedish economy has grown by 2010 – 2011. A new survey by Swedish National Board for Youth Affairs will present today.

    Trouble in Stockholm as Masked men set cars on fire

    Monday, 25 June 2012
    Three cars were burned and masked men threw fire gear on the road before they fled the scene. The events occurred shortly after each other on Monday evening.

    Increasing problems with pick pocketing in Stockholm

    Monday, 25 June 2012
    There is the growing increase pick pocketing in Stockholm, according to police data. In the inner city, thefts increased 40 percent in one year and in Södermalm it is reported to have almost doubled in five years.

    Sweden accused of being too lax on dealing with corruption – especially by Swedish companies abroad

    Thursday, 21 June 2012
    Sweden is weak in dealing suspected cases of corruption and bribery, the economic cooperation organization, OECD condemned.

    Sweden’s problems region, Skåne is falling behind the rest of the country

    Wednesday, 20 June 2012
    It is hard to believe that the southern Swedish region of Skåne could what geographers describe as a problem region. This is because this region has been described by the OECD as falling behind the rest of the country in terms of all aspects of development.

    Though economic mayhem, Swedish people added their tally of dollar millionaires

    Tuesday, 19 June 2012
    As the global economy implodes gradually internally, in Sweden, there is life as usual and it seems nothing is worrying any one.  Evidence of this is the amount of millionaires that have grown in this country while several countries' economies are in crisis.