Bildt plays down Russian nuclear threat

Bildt plays down Russian nuclear threat

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has played down the significance of reports that Russia is considering arming its Baltic fleet with nuclear warheads.

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Rwandan genocide suspect to be tried in Sweden

Rwandan authorities have requested the extradition of a man in his 50s wanted on genocide charges who is currently being held at a remand centre in Sweden.

Kallur falls at first hurdle

Kallur falls at first hurdle

Swedish medal hopeful Susanna Kallur has tumbled out of the Olympic Games after falling at the first hurdle in Monday's 100 metre hurdles semi-final in Beijing.

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Sweden’s largest trade union lays off staff

Swedish trade union organization Unionen has announced its intention to lay off 227 staff members. The union's Stockholm office is to be hardest hit.

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Petrol pirates manipulate free fuel

Several unmanned Swedish petrol stations opened the floodgates for vehicle owners to tank up totally free of charge over the weekend.

Arson suspected in major industrial fire

Arson suspected in major industrial fire

A raging blaze in an industrial building on Monday in Borås in western Sweden, is a suspected arson attack.

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Stateless Latvian awaits deportation

A man who emigrated to Sweden ten years ago is being deported because he cannot prove he grew up in his former home country of Latvia, Dagens Nyheter reports.

Stockholm shoots 4,000 wild rabbits

Stockholm shoots 4,000 wild rabbits

Stockholm's population of wild rabbits has been curbed thanks to the city's Traffic Office. Around 4,000 rabbits have been shot by specially hired bunny busters.

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Immigrant traders shun banks

Small business owners in Sweden with an immigrant background avoid taking out bank loans when setting up their own businesses, according to a new report from the Swedish Trade Federation.

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Swede Pettersson wins Wyndham Championship

Sweden's Carl Pettersson rallied to fire a 68 and win by two shots in the final round of the $5.1 million PGA Wyndham Championship on Sunday.

Silver for Sweden in tennis doubles

Silver for Sweden in tennis doubles

Sweden's Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson were the victims on Saturday as Roger Federer took out his frustrations on the doubles court as he claimed Olympic gold with partner Stanislas Wawrinka.