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Sweden

Finnish group buys Swedish hotels

British real estate group Northern European Properties (NEPR) said Friday it had sold 39 hotels in Finland and Sweden to the Finnish investment fund CapMan for 805 million euros ($1.12 billion).

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Sweden

Riga: Strangely unfamiliar

Taking a ferry out of Stockholm need not mean a booze cruise to Helsinki. Alannah Eames went to Latvia to check out one of Sweden's most charming neighbours.

Ferrari Swede released from jail
Sweden

Ferrari Swede released from jail

A Swedish former gangster who wrecked a rare Ferrari in a high-speed car crash is awaiting expulsion from the United States following his early release from a California jail.

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Germany

Nokia’s plant ‘lured away by EU cash’

Nokia’s closure of its German production plant in Bochum, a city in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and subsequent move of its production to Romania might have been in part caused by the Romanian region’s use of subsidies from European Regional Development Fund to attract Nokia. The new production plant in Romania is expected to produce mobile phones at a fraction of what production cost in Germany.

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Sweden

74-year-old jailed for child rape

A 74-year-old man was jailed by a court in southern Sweden on Friday for raping an eight-year-old girl.

Suspect admits stabbing lecturer
Sweden

Suspect admits stabbing lecturer

A 42-year-old man has been remanded in custody on suspicion of murdering Örebro University lecturer Fuat Deniz.

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Sweden

Finnish ferry goes Swedish over snus ban

A Finnish ferry will in future sail under the Swedish flag so that it can continue to sell snus, Swedish moist tobacco.

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Sweden

Two shot in photo studio robbery

Two men were taken to hospital with leg injuries after a shooting incident at a photo studio in central Stockholm on Friday afternoon.

All that Jazz: What’s on this weekend
Sweden

All that Jazz: What’s on this weekend

Swedish Grammy winner Säkert plays in Gothenburg, Marianne Faithfull hits movie theatres, and there's a Maj Lindström exhibition in Malmö. Or you can grab a jazz brunch if you're in Stockholm. All this and more in our weekly guide to what's on.

Murder suspect ‘was related’ to lecturer
Sweden

Murder suspect ‘was related’ to lecturer

Police in Örebro have confirmed that university lecturer Fuat Deniz was related to a 42-year-old man being held in connection with his murder.

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Sweden

Bank robbers open fire

Armed robbers blew up a safe and fired shots during raids at two banks in a Stockholm suburb on Friday morning.

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Sweden

Teacher spanks naked 8-year-old

A gymnastics instructor in Eskilstuna may face sanctions after putting a naked 8-eight-year-old boy over his knee and spanking him on the behind in front of other children in the changing room.

Parents of teens ‘should get time off work’
Sweden

Parents of teens ‘should get time off work’

Parents of teenagers should be able to take time off work to spend with their children, politicians have proposed. The Christian Democrat politicians say that extending parental leave to the parents of older children will help combat psychological problems among teenagers.

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Sweden

Storms expected over Sweden

Winds gusting up to 100 kilometres per hour are expected to draw in over southern Sweden on Friday night, forecasters have warned.

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Sweden

Immigrants face tougher rules on families

Immigrants to Sweden will find it harder to get residence permits for close relatives in future, after the four governing parties agreed to tighten policy on the issue.