The recent storm Ivar blew off the roof from the Holiday Club in Åre. Photo:Tommy Andersson/TT.
The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) has warned of the prospect of a new storm to hit many parts of Sweden in the early hours of Sunday morning. The strong winds will affect Bohuslän and Dalsland in particular, with gusts expected to blow up to 30 meters per second.
Prosecutor Mats Åhlund. Photo: The Swedish Prosecution Authority.
Prosecutor Mats Åhlund announced Friday morning that they will drop the investigation into the two police officers who have been suspected of setting up the controversial Roma database. Åhlund says that there is not enough evidence to lead to a conviction.
A father in Jönköping has been charged on suspicion of threatening a four-year child at his son's nursery school. Local media said that it is alleged that the man told the toddler that he would kill him if he hit his son again. The father risks a fine if convicted.
SAS registered enough profit this year to push them into the black for the whole fiscal year. Photo: TT
Scandinavian Airline SAS has bounced back and is looking like making a profit for the whole financial year for the first time since 2007, this despite almost going bankrupt last year.
"These figures show that we can deliver""These figures show that we can deliver" (1:52) Scandinavian Airline SAS has bounced back and is looking like making a profit for the whole financial year for the first time since 2007, this despite almost going bankrupt last year. Fredag 20 december 2013 kl 15:46 (Radio Sweden)
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A few of the Afghan interpreters will get asylum in Sweden. Photo: TT
Some of the 30 Afghan interpreters who have worked for the Swedish troops in Afghanistan will get asylum in Sweden, Swedish Radio News reports. But it is still unclear exactly how many of the 30 interpreters will actually get asylum in Sweden.
Sweden's Hydrological and Meteorological Institute, SMHI, and the Transport Administration have both issued warnings for icy road conditions and black ice. The icy roads have caused several minor accidents all over Sweden this Friday.
Kevin Walker as he won the Swedish Pop Idol contest earlier this month. Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT
For our Friday guest this week we managed to get a hold of footballer and Pop Idol winner Kevin Walker in the middle of his ongoing signing tour around the country.
"You learn a lot from this kind of experience, like how to cope with pressure" "You learn a lot from this kind of experience, like how to cope with pressure" (5:50) Pop Idol and footballer Kevin Walker joins us on the phone as this week`s Friday guest. Walker just finished recording his first album and is currently on a signing tour around the country. Fredag 20 december 2013 kl 15:57 (Radio Sweden)
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Artist and songwriter Petra Marklund, also known as September, takes over the Swedish sing-along institution "Allsång på Skansen" next summer. Marklund replaces Måns Zelmerlöw, who presented the show for two years, and will be the fifth presenter since the program's inception in 1979.
The lowered employment fees for young people have not had its intended effect according to a report by the Swedish Institute for Labour Market Evaluation. Photo: TT
Lower national insurance fees for hiring young people has created only a few expensive jobs, that is according to a new report by the Labour Market Evaluation Institute, IFAU. The tax cut for employers has created between 6,000 and 10,000 new jobs at a cost of roughly SEK 1 million each. That is four times more than the average cost of hiring someone between the ages of 19 and 25.
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Shortly after the turn of the year Sweden will get its first "emergency" homeopathy clinic. The clinic opens in January and will focus on treating ears, nose and throat related conditions and sinus infections with highly diluted alternative medicine.
New demonstrations are held in support of an anti-racism march that was attacked by neo-Nazis.
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