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Which are the most deplorable places in Sweden to live in? Sweden's

Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Generally Sweden is a great place to live which everything looking from good to excellent when compared to other countries. But within Sweden there are some municipalities that are tough places to live in.

Sweden's population grew to over 9.5 million

Wednesday, 20 February 2013
At year-end, Sweden's population stood at 9,5million people meaning that Sweden's population increased by more than 70 000 people in 2012.

Desperate British people want to leave the EU

Monday, 18 February 2013
More British people are indicating that they would want their country to withdraw from the EU, believing that the EU is not as progressive as they had hoped, according to a new opinion polls report.

Suicide rate among youths in Sweden hit 150 a year

Monday, 11 February 2013
They have everything children from deprived societies lack but they are not happy, as such, they kill themselves.

Norwegian mass murderer and terrorist Anders Behring Breivik contributes to Wikipedia

Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Although the Norwegian mass murderer and terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik is behind bars - far away from the Norwegians everyday life, there are still traces of his internet activity before the terrorist attacks of 22 July 2011.

Poisonous carcinogenic mold found in milk from Arla dairy in Linköping, Sweden

Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Due to lack of regular checks, from the Swedish Dairy Board, dairies products such as milk have been found to contain mold that can be carcinogenic,  and an alarm has been blown today for consumer to be cautious.

Afghan President, Hamid Karzai visits Finland and admits he received money from CIA

Monday, 29 April 2013
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who on Monday arrived in Finland for an official visit, admits that his government has received money from the CIA. Although the main core of his visit was to cement economic co-operation with Finland, Mr Karzai was quizzed about the allegation which was determined to have the handiwork of corruption.

Sweden second biggest city, Gotheburg, gripped with growing incidents of shootings

Monday, 29 April 2013
Sweden's second biggest city and the lead industrial hub is seeing an escalation of gun shooting which look a lot like actions in a western movie.

New proposal to make children born in Sweden by foreign parents to become Swedish citizens

Monday, 29 April 2013
A new proposal in the Swedish policy systems is that to make children born in Sweden of foreign parents to automatically become Swedish citizens.

In the name of research - Swedish Customs workers grow marijuana plants on the job

Sunday, 28 April 2013
Two Swedish customer workers have been growing cannabis plants while at their place of work and the aim, of the operation was to carry out research.

Swedish capital city Stockholm is among the fastest growing cities in Europe

Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Stockholm has in the past, had what could be described as a docile population growth. However, in the past few years the city has grown enormously and fast in terms of the number of people living here and projection for the future shows that along with Oslo,  and London, Stockholm is poised to see its urban structures increased as population growth expected to explode.

Provocation of just mistaken stray as Russian fighter plane practicing attack against Sweden

Monday, 22 April 2013
Russian bomber and fighter jets trained at Gotska Sandön 3-4 km outside Swedish territorial waters for a long time on Friday night. Sweden is supposed to be prepared with at least two of its own Gripens fighter jets to counter and identify foreign flying objects like these, but none was ready. Instead, NATO planes turn out to be our saviour. This events has so far been kept secret for all this while.

Stockholm remain stronger economically tan the rest of the country despite the economy

Thursday, 18 April 2013
The Swedish economy slowed somewhat in the City of Stockholm but strengthened slightly in the county during the fourth quarter of last year, showing that Stockholm stand out as a powerful force in business in Sweden.

Heavy criticism of the Social democrats after the dismissal of Muslim Omar Mustafa

Tuesday, 16 April 2013
The resignation of Omar Mustafa from the executive board of the Swedish Social Democrats party last weekend when it emerged that he headed an Islamic organisation that did not reflect the Social Democrat's inclusiveness principles has now sparked protest among various ranks of the party.

Sweden received more asylum seekers in the first quarter of 2013 though far below forecast.

Sunday, 07 April 2013
Sweden received more that expected amount of asylum seekers in the first quarter of this year with Syrians making the largest amount. However, it still falls below forecast but the immigration system is not worried about any influx.

Swedish football star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic caught in the French tax squabble and forced to pay 75 percent in taxes

Wednesday, 03 April 2013
For those with revenue over Skr9 million or a Million euro such as Swedish football star,  Zlatan Ibrahimovic and other super-rich footballers in the French league will not escape the French high tax rules.

Finnish Councillor given Hitler clock as a gift for being a true patriot

Thursday, 28 March 2013
A councillor of the Finnish far right party, True Finns in Vaasa,  Risto Helin, has received a present which is a clock with a photo of Hitler and the Nazi swastika as a gift from a patriotic club in Vaasa, Finland.

Deja vu as Britain turns to nasty immigration problems that are likely not there

Monday, 25 March 2013
The rise of the far right British anti EU party, UK Independent party (UKIP), the struggling of the coalition government (LibCon coalition) to jump start the UK flagging economy has made all the major parties in this country go nasty on immigration.

How the horsemeat scandal is making Swedish municipalities to get creative

Monday, 25 March 2013
The horsemeat scandal has ignited a lost of trust in food producers and has made Swedish municipalities to become more creative.  After the horse meat scandal in food eaten in various Swedish schools, hospitals and old people's homes, some Swedish municipalities have become very creative to rear their own animals so as to sure of the source of food. 

Taxi fraud in Stockholm drains customers' accounts - what you need to know

Monday, 25 March 2013
In a new taxi scam, in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden only, more than 30 taxi customers lost their credit cards recently. Some Skr20,000  has been accounted to have disappeared. We don't know the data from other cities of the country.

EU agrees on new rules on bankers bonuses

Thursday, 21 March 2013
The EU Parliament and Ireland, which has the EU presidency, have put together the agreement that will put a cap on bankers' bonuses. This comes despite intense opposition from the UK.

Horsemeat Lasagna donated to the poor people - even in Sweden

Tuesday, 19 March 2013
The lasagna, which was removed from the counters of Swedish grocery retailer Axfood's shops because they contained horse meat is  being donated to the needy, the company said in a press release.

More Swedish harden criminals establish in Thailand, source of drugs to ease smuggling to Sweden

Sunday, 17 March 2013
Swedish police is worried that the increased settling of Swedish criminal gangs in Thailand would mean that there would be increase ease to smuggle drugs to Sweden.