Sweden’s presidency hit by Barroso setback

Sweden’s presidency hit by Barroso setback

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt announced on Friday that no decision will be made in July as to the eventual re-election of European Commision President Jose Manuel Barroso.

Shrugging off news of my shrinking baby

Shrugging off news of my shrinking baby

In the first of a new series, Joel Sherwood explains that fatherhood in Sweden is going so well that he isn't even particularly fazed by news that his child is growing smaller.

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Borg bashes business group ‘ideologues’

Sweden’s finance minister Anders Borg lashed out at the country’s business community on Friday, calling Sweden’s main business group “ideological megaphones” who’ve shirked their responsibility during the economic crisis.

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Supreme Court in landmark rape rulings

Testimony from the victim of an alleged rape is not sufficient to secure a conviction without additional supporting evidence, Sweden’s highest court ruled on Friday.

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Ericsson wins China broadband order

Ericsson has been awarded contracts to provide broadband internet in China in cooperation with three telecom operators, the Swedish mobile phone network supplier said on Friday.

Stolen Mongolian crown found at police station after 20 years

Stolen Mongolian crown found at police station after 20 years

A decorative Mongolian silver crown stolen in 1984 from a Stockholm museum has been found on the premises of the Swedish Police Service, where it has spent more than twenty years in accidental storage.

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Swedes’ unpaid debts continue to pile up

Swedes’ cumulative unpaid debts reached a new record of 62.2 billion kronor ($7.9 billion) in June, with Swedes at the higher end of the earnings scale finding it increasingly hard to pay their bills.

EU mulls diplomatic pullout in Iran: Sweden

EU mulls diplomatic pullout in Iran: Sweden

The Swedish Foreign Ministry has said the EU is considering taking action if Iran fails to release British embassy staff being held in the capital Tehran.

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Suicide link in mother and child killing

Police in Stockholm who discovered a young woman and her infant son dead in an apartment late on Thursday night suspect the killings may be related to the suicide of a man who jumped in front of a train.

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Drunken Swedish soldiers in armed Kosovo kerfuffle

A shot was fired when two drunken and armed Swedish soldiers got into a fight with local residents in Kosovo, prompting an investigation by Sweden’s Armed Forces.

Bildt to meet accused war criminal’s lawyer

Bildt to meet accused war criminal’s lawyer

Foreign minister Carl Bildt has agreed to meet the lawyer representing former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to discuss the possibility of testifying at the accused war criminal’s trial.