Bodström reported over CIA terror deportations

Bodström reported over CIA terror deportations

Former justice minister Thomas Bodström and former prime minister Göran Persson have been reported to the Riksdag's constitutional committee over the expulsion of two terror suspects Sweden to Egypt in 2001.

Reinfeldt in unexpected visit to Afghanistan

Reinfeldt in unexpected visit to Afghanistan

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Monday made a surprise stop in Afghanistan to meet Swedish troops in the northern part of the country, a government spokesman said.

Sanctions threaten Swedish lingonberry exports

Sanctions threaten Swedish lingonberry exports

The Swedish government has expressed disappointment at a decision by the US to impose trade sanctions on a large number of EU products to force an agreement over hormone-treated meat.

Maja and Lukas top popular names list in Sweden

Maja and Lukas top popular names list in Sweden

Maja and Lukas were the most popular names given to new born babies in Sweden in 2008. Iris and Harry are hot on their heels however.

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Swedish pension fund warns of payment cuts

Swedish pensions firm AMF Pension has confirmed there is a significant risk it will have to cut its dividend rate, according to a statement by AMF's CEO Ingrid Bonde to Dagens Nyheter.

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Health authorities won’t hire med student with rape conviction

A medical student in Lund convicted for raping a minor will not be able to gain employment within the Swedish healthcare sector without prior approval, the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has ruled.

‘Endangered fish’ on sale in Swedish shops

‘Endangered fish’ on sale in Swedish shops

Fish products from unsustainable stocks remain on sale in many Swedish retail outlets, according to a new report from the Society for Nature Conservation (SNCC).

The Local and Långholmen – a winning team

The Local and Långholmen – a winning team

Finding a decent football team to support is one of the main challenges when settling in a new country. But getting behind a club whose tradition you don't share doesn't always work out for the best. That's why The Local has decided to lend its voice to Långholmen FC, arguably the most international football club in Sweden.

Porsche bids on remaining Scania shares

Porsche bids on remaining Scania shares

German luxury automaker Porsche announced on Monday it was offering €2.8 billion ($3.7 billion) to buy up the rest of Swedish truckmaker Scania.

Poll: Swedish voters in the dark on EU elections

Poll: Swedish voters in the dark on EU elections

Less than a third of the Swedish electorate is aware that there is an election to the EU parliament in 2009, according to a new Europe Barometer survey by TNS Gallup.

Sweden pressured in 2001 terror case: report

Sweden pressured in 2001 terror case: report

Fresh details have surfaced about the deportation of two terror suspects from Sweden to Egypt in December 2001, including allegations of US pressure and the role of former foreign minister Anna Lindh, following the release a new book on Monday.

Swedish woman allowed to seek treatment for ‘Coke’ addiction

Swedish woman allowed to seek treatment for ‘Coke’ addiction

A Swedish court has ruled that a woman be allowed to seek treatment for her addiction to Coca Cola.

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Man beaten in vicious hate crime

A man with an immigrant background was insulted before being brutally beaten with a baseball bat in the town Arnö, outside of Nyköping in eastern Sweden.