Insider uncorks secret liquor store code

Insider uncorks secret liquor store code

The highly descriptive terms used to describe wines sold by Sweden's alcohol retail monopoly Systembolaget are riddled with secret code, according to an inside source.

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Bildt lauds Serbia over hunt for war criminals

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt praised Belgrade's efforts to track down war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic during a visit to Stockholm on Tuesday of his Serbian counterpart Vuk Jeremic.

Sweden plans for green spending spree

Sweden plans for green spending spree

The government’s upcoming budget proposes spending 3 billion kronor ($443 million) on environment and energy measures.

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Swedish man fined for putting nude pics of wife on porn site

A 40-year-old man from Medelpad in northern Sweden has been convicted for gross slander for secretly putting nude photos of his wife on pornographic websites.

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Swedish statistics agency published faulty inflation data

Sweden’s central bank was relying on bad inflation data when it decided to raise interest rates last week, Statistics Sweden has revealed.

British doctors talk up Swedish ‘snus’

British doctors talk up Swedish ‘snus’

Swedish moist snuff, or 'snus', should be made available on the UK market as a healthier alternative to smoking, according to the Royal College of Physicians.

Immigrants to be issued ID cards

Immigrants to be issued ID cards

After months of silence, the government on Tuesday confirmed that Sweden’s Tax Agency (Skatteverket) will be asked to take over responsibility for issuing national identification cards.

Georgia conflict delays Swedish defence plan

Georgia conflict delays Swedish defence plan

Sweden’s defence minister Sten Tolgfors confirmed on Tuesday that the government’s report on the future of the Swedish Armed Forces will be delayed until spring 2009.

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Police hit Gothenburg prostitution ring

A 35-year-old woman believed to be at the centre of a major Gothenburg prostitution operation has been arrested on suspicions of pimping.

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Military under fire for poor helicopter maintenance

The Swedish Accident Investigation Board (SHK) has leveled sharp criticism toward the Armed Forces for the way it maintains its helicopters.