Secret meeting behind jail transfer: Reinfeldt

Secret meeting behind jail transfer: Reinfeldt

A secret meeting between California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Fredrik Reinfeldt provided the catalyst for the transfer to Sweden of Annika Östberg, 55, after almost 30 years in a US jail, the Prime Minister has claimed.

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Swedish taxman chases webcam strippers

The Swedish Tax Authority (Skatteverket) doesn't mind if you bare it all online so long as you pay your dues. Skatteverket is now on the hunt for internet strippers who fail to report their income.

Swedish Easter snaps lovers crave company of Mede or Nyqvist

Swedish Easter snaps lovers crave company of Mede or Nyqvist

Aquavit and vodka producer Arcus has conducted a survey among more than 1,000 Swedes about the Swedish celebrities with whom they would most like to imbibe Easter beverages.

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Armed bank robbery in Dalarna

Swedbank's office in Säter in Dalarna in central Sweden was robbed at gunpoint just after noon on Wednesday. Police have launched a manhunt for two armed and masked suspects.

Two women found dead in Halmstad shooting

Two women found dead in Halmstad shooting

Two people found dead in an apartment in Halmstad in western Sweden on Wednesday were both adult women, not a woman and child as first believed, police have said.

Sahlin hit by massive crisis of confidence

Sahlin hit by massive crisis of confidence

Mona Sahlin has fallen even further behind Fredrik Reinfeldt in the public confidence race, according to Aftonbladet's most recent poll.

Annika Östberg lands in Sweden

Annika Östberg lands in Sweden

Annika Östberg, who was found guilty in 1981 of being an accessory to two murders in California, is back in her native country after 27 years in an American prison.

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Baltic banking crisis damages SEB standing

The economic plight of Sweden's Baltic neighbours doesn't bode well for the Swedish banking sector. Due to SEB's exposure to the financial crisis in the Baltics, Moody's ratings agency has downgraded its view on the Swedish bank, the agency said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Bildt: Bosnia not ready for EU entry

The road from Sarajevo to Brussels is a long one, cautioned Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt at a press conference in Bosnia on Tuesday.

Pirate Bay shields 100,000 users

Pirate Bay shields 100,000 users

The new Swedish anti-file sharing IPRED law allows copyright organisations to petition the courts to gain access to personal information about file sharers.