Threats over Swedish lie detector research

Threats over Swedish lie detector research

An Israeli manufacturer of lie detectors has threatened to sue researchers from two Swedish universities who collaborated on a study concluding that lie detector tests are useless.

A royal mess: Why Sweden can’t have its own Obama

A royal mess: Why Sweden can’t have its own Obama

At a time when the United States has just elected its first black president, Noel McCarthy wishes Sweden would reconsider its constitution in order to enable greater diversity when choosing a head of state.

‘GM must outline plans for Saab’: Sweden

‘GM must outline plans for Saab’: Sweden

A Swedish government official has said the country will not pay out state credit guarantees from General Motors until Saab's US owner can present a more credible business plan for its Swedish subsidiary.

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Greens demand interest on late social security payments

The Green Party has demanded that the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) pay interest on late payments as parliament prepares to debate the agency's performance on Tuesday.

Attention deficit barred from Swedish car plates

Attention deficit barred from Swedish car plates

A 29-year-old woman in Södertälje in eastern Sweden has been blocked from using the letter combination ADHD on her car registration plate, as the authorities deemed the abbreviation for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder inappropriate and potentially offensive.

‘Sweden ready for euro entry’: report

‘Sweden ready for euro entry’: report

A new report indicates that economic arguments against euro entry are no longer valid and concludes that in the wake of the finance crisis, it is now time for Sweden to join.

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Too long leg becomes too short after failed op

A police officer with one leg longer than the other has been left with permanent injuries after a failed operation took too much off the leg, leaving it several centimetres shorter than the other, according to a report in Hallands Nyheter.

Malmö council criticized for giving condoms to sex buyers

Malmö council criticized for giving condoms to sex buyers

Malmö district council has been criticized for distributing free condoms to customers of prostitutes working in the southern Swedish city.

Swedish army to be cut by one third

Swedish army to be cut by one third

Government policies will result in Sweden’s army being reduced by one third and the number of tanks being cut in half, Armed Forces Supreme Commander Håkan Syrén is set to announce on Friday.

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More Swedes suspected of terrorism abroad

More and more Swedes are being detained abroad on suspicions of involvement in terrorism, Sweden’s foreign ministry reports.

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Sweden to present banking package details soon: report

Sweden is said to be on the verge of presenting details of a programme through which state capital could be injected into the country's banking sector, a newspaper reported on Tuesday citing undisclosed sources.