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Sweden seen as land of bribes in EU sculpture

A controversial art installation in Brussels has made a less-than-subtle jab at Sweden’s alleged involvement in attempts to bribe Czech politicians into approving a massive order for the Gripen fighter jet by the Czech military earlier in the decade.

Furious minister storms out of parliament

Furious minister storms out of parliament

Sweden's labour market minister Sven Otto Littorin left parliament in a rage on Friday following a heated verbal exchange with Social Democrat politician Luciano Astudillo.

‘Reinfeldt could score voter coup with chest-piece tattoo’

‘Reinfeldt could score voter coup with chest-piece tattoo’

An out of work artist from Gävle in eastern Sweden has a novel suggestion for Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to help him overcome any perceived lack of support among the country’s young people.

Nina Persson: conjugal bliss bears sexy single

Nina Persson: conjugal bliss bears sexy single

On the eve of the release of her new single, Swedish pop darling Nina Persson talks to Jennifer Heape about New York, David Bowie and making music with her husband.

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Volvo Cars to cut production in Sweden

A drop in demand has moved Volvo Cars to reduce production at its main plant in Sweden in January and February, the company said on Friday.

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Dismissal notices reach historic levels

Redundancy notices reached near record levels in Sweden during the last quarter of 2008, as 57,000 people were given notice by their employers.

Temperatures plunge to new winter low

Temperatures plunge to new winter low

Temperatures of -37.7 degrees Celsius were recorded on Thursday night in a small town in northern Sweden, making it the coldest night of the winter so far.

Profits slump at Sony Ericsson

Profits slump at Sony Ericsson

Swedish-Japanese phone maker Sony Ericsson announced on Friday fourth quarter net losses of €187 million ($247 million), as sales dropped 22 percent.

New Saab model may be built in Sweden: report

New Saab model may be built in Sweden: report

Saab’s new 9-5 may end up being built in Trollhättan in western Sweden, rather than in Germany as originally planned.

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Teen’s brazen spree of crimes frustrates Linköping police

A 14-year-old in Linköping in central Sweden suspected in dozens of crimes continues to evade authorities in part because he is too young to be investigated by police.

‘Jobseekers’ lying to employment agency

‘Jobseekers’ lying to employment agency

Many among Sweden’s growing ranks of unemployed are lying to the national employment agency about their efforts to look for new jobs in order to retain their unemployment benefits.