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Radio Sweden Wednesday

Swedes woke up to some sobering news this morning: that this country is under threat of a terrorist attack.

Can Swedes afford to get old?  In light of the current pension scheme, some say no.

Young Swedes are poised to make their mark on the fashion capitals of the world.

And then it’s time for the latest installment in Dave Russell’s look at the Swedish educational system.  In part three, Dave focuses on compulsory education.

Closing music: ”Snön Faller Uppåt” (Snow falling upwards)--Toms Tivoli

Less than a year ago, Swedes were assured that the risk of a terrorist attack here was unlikely. Today’s headlines tell a different story: Intelligence reports say that Sweden has been under threat from al-Qaida and other terrorist networks. Our reporter Gaby Katz has more:

A new report about future Swedish pensions reaching less than 50% of the lower and average incomes is capturing headlines here. Bill Schiller has more:

Swedish fashion may be about to make it’s mark when a group of young designers show in Japan and Paris. Radio Sweden’s Mark Cummins has more:

Here’s Dave Russell for part 3 of his series looking at education in Sweden. Today, the compulsory school years:

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