Swedish ‘al-Qaeda leader’ killed in Iraq

Swedish ‘al-Qaeda leader’ killed in Iraq

The Swedish citizen who on Wednesday evening was reported to have been killed by US forces in Iraq was Abu Qaswara - according to the UN and EU one of the most senior al-Qaeda leaders in the country.

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Swedish banks ‘well-equipped’ for crisis

Sweden's four largest banks are all well placed to ride out the current economic turbulence, according to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen).

Sweden to consider tougher sentences for violent crime

Sweden to consider tougher sentences for violent crime

Sweden needs to have tougher punishments for violent crime and recidivism, and make changes to the range of sanctions for serious cases of abuse and blackmail, according to a new report from a government commission.

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Gun threat against doc over baby sex test

A father-to-be from Hallstahammar in central Sweden has been sentenced to pay 4000 kronor ($555) in fines after threatening to put a gun to a doctor’s head if he didn’t tell the man the gender of his unborn child.

Sweden second in global tax league

Sweden second in global tax league

Sweden has maintained its position as the country with the second highest tax burden in the world, according to the OECD.

Sweden is in the eye of the beholder

Sweden is in the eye of the beholder

Sweden means many different things to many different people. Just ask the United States Secret Service, writes Olle Wästberg, director-general of the Swedish Institute.

Europe sales lag hits Swedish car makers

Europe sales lag hits Swedish car makers

Weak car sales across Europe have hit Swedish car brands Saab and Volvo especially hard, according to fresh sales figures.

Jersey from Sweden’s Lidström makes Bush a Redwing

Jersey from Sweden’s Lidström makes Bush a Redwing

For the second year in a row, a famous Swede has presented US President George W. Bush with a rather unusual gift.

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Photographic evidence relieves man of urination fine

A 20-year-old man from Strängnäs in central Sweden who was fined for public urination has had his case overturned on appeal.

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Women plagued by harassment in Swedish workplaces

One in five female managers in Sweden has been harassed on account of her gender, while only three percent of male managers have suffered the same treatment.

Reinfeldt and Sahlin spar in debate

Reinfeldt and Sahlin spar in debate

Questions Sweden's future government as well as the current economic crisis occupied much of a televised debate between prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Social Democratic party leader Mona Sahlin on Tuesday night.