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Sweden

Snooty but stylish: Stockholm Fashion Week blasts off

Stockholm's fashion scene can be snobby, writes David Bartal, but Stockholm Fashion Week provides rich pickings for those who can get past the doormen.

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Sweden

German pimp suspect arrested in Sweden

A 48-year-old German man has been arrested in southern Sweden on suspicion of involvement in a major prostitution ring in Berlin. The man was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant issued by Germany.

Air passengers asked to show the finger
Sweden

Air passengers asked to show the finger

Passengers on many SAS flights from Stockholm and Gothenburg will in future be asked to give their fingerprints when checking in bags.

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Sweden

‘Not much missing’ after spectacular robbery

A spectacular robbery at Gothenburg's main postal depot last week brought meagre financial rewards for the perpetrators, police in the city said on Tuesday.

Reinfeldt gives chairman job to Persson
Sweden

Reinfeldt gives chairman job to Persson

Göran Persson, Sweden's former prime minister, has been made chairman of state-owned forestry company Sveaskog. Outgoing chairman Bo Dockered says Persson has been fixed up for the job by the current prime minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt.

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Sweden

Shops boosted by increase in Christmas trading

Retail sales in December were up 4 percent on the same period the previous year, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden and the Swedish Retail Institute.

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Sweden

Estate agents to be forced to tell truth

Swedish real estate agents could soon be banned from setting unrealistically low starting prices on homes they are selling, if the recommendations of a new government inquiry are accepted.

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Sweden

Muslim mums win discrimination appeal

Two Muslim mothers have won a court appeal against a municipal pool in Gothenburg that required them to take off their veils and body-covering clothing.

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Germany

New language requirement ‘against human rights’

Foreigners who want to join their spouses in Germany will have to be able to form entire German sentences, according to a decision by a Berlin administrative court on Monday. In addition, the law stipulates that immigrating spouses must be at least 18. Moreover, the spouse’s move to Germany can be blocked if the couple cannot prove that they can provide for themselves.

New potatoes make early appearance
Sweden

New potatoes make early appearance

A hobby gardener in southern Sweden has already harvested the first potatoes of the New Year.

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Sweden

Several arrests after biker gang raids

Heavily armed police officers raided the premises of the Bandidos biker gang in Helsingborg in southern Sweden on Tuesday morning. A second raid was also carried out at a Sjöbo address with close links to the Bandidos.

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Sweden

Sweden steers towards tougher driving tests

Sweden's trade ministry has called for the national driving test's risk training section to be doubled from four to eight hours.