Bosnian leader: ‘Don’t pardon Plavsic’

Bosnian leader: ‘Don’t pardon Plavsic’

A prominent Bosnian leader has called on Sweden not to grant a pardon to former Bosnian Serb president Biljana Plavsic, who is serving an 11-year sentence for war crimes.

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Eight years for mail bomb murder attempt

A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend with a letter bomb in a Stockholm suburb last spring.

Sweden wins first gold medals in Beijing

Sweden wins first gold medals in Beijing

Swedish athletes have finally won gold in Beijing as two of the country’s Paralympians achieved victory on Monday.

Sweden to cut corporate tax rate

Sweden to cut corporate tax rate

The Swedish government announced plans on Monday to introduce 16 billion kronor ($2.4 billion) worth of relief for Swedish business through business tax cuts and a reduction in social fees.

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Swedish prostitutes want to pay taxes

More and more Swedish prostitutes want to pay taxes in order to receive the social welfare benefits that come with doing so.

Misconduct reported in captive woman case

Misconduct reported in captive woman case

The police chief in Jönköping on Monday reported his colleagues for official misconduct in their handling of the case of a woman kept locked up for years in a cabin near Eksjö in south central Sweden.

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Housing reform would ‘force 50,000 to move’

The proposal put forward by a state inquiry into Sweden’s housing market would most affect people with low incomes, claims the head of the national tenant association.

Family bedevilled by girl’s beastly ID number

Family bedevilled by girl’s beastly ID number

A couple from Umeå in northern Sweden is upset about state authorities branding their newborn baby girl with the sign of the devil.

Blue tongue disease hits Swedish farm

Blue tongue disease hits Swedish farm

Two animals infected with blue tongue disease have been destroyed, as Sweden’s agricultural ministry gears up to prevent a wider outbreak of the feared livestock disease.

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Government to scrap green car rebate

The government is facing criticism for its decision to phase out popular green car subsidies next summer, six months earlier than originally planned.