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Nine years for Zyklon B poisoning attempt

The 32-year-old Swedish man who tried four times to kill his girlfriend using Zyklon B pesticide was sentenced on Friday to nine years in prison for attempted murder.

Pirate Bay-trio to sue Dutch copyright group

Pirate Bay-trio to sue Dutch copyright group

The three men behind The Pirate Bay file sharing site are filing a defamation lawsuit in Swedish court against a Dutch anti-piracy organization.

Sweden calls for EU to act on climate change

Sweden calls for EU to act on climate change

Swedish officials called for a tough stance on climate change at a meeting of European environment and energy ministers held in Åre in central Sweden on Friday.

Ibrahimovic leaves Inter ahead of expected Barca signing

Ibrahimovic leaves Inter ahead of expected Barca signing

Swedish football favourite Zlatan Ibrahimovic has left his Inter Milan teammates to return to Sweden in anticipation of signing a new contract with Spanish Champions Barcelona.

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Swine flu Brit flown to Sweden for care

A gravely ill pregnant woman from Britain who is suffering from the swine flu is in Sweden for treatment due to a lack of specialist beds in Britain.

Another rape conviction thrown out in wake of new precedent

Another rape conviction thrown out in wake of new precedent

A Swedish court has overturned the conviction of a man previously found guilty of rape, citing a new legal precedent set by the the Supreme Court earlier this month.

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Docs tell 83-year-old Swede she’s ‘too old’ for treatment

An 83-year-old woman from Östergötland in southern Sweden was forced to pay for back surgery out of her own pocket after doctors at her local public hospital told her she was too old for the treatment.

Ministers meet in Sweden to spar over EU energy targets

Ministers meet in Sweden to spar over EU energy targets

The energy and environment ministers of the European Union are meeting this week in the Swedish resort town of Åre to work out details of how exactly the EU will meet its ambitious goals to reduce the 27-member bloc’s energy consumption, report the AFP’s Catherine Marciano and James Franey.

Ericsson’s quarterly profits plummet

Ericsson’s quarterly profits plummet

With the mobile phone market taking a major hit in the wake of the economic crisis, Swedish telecom giant Ericsson reported an almost 60 percent drop in second-quarter net profits, coming in well below market expectations.

Swedes kill three in Afghanistan fire fight

Swedes kill three in Afghanistan fire fight

Swedish military forces were involved in a battle in Aqchah in northern Afghanistan on Thursday night. No Swedish soldiers have been reported injured.

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Skanska profits up as gloomy outlook remains

Swedish construction firm Skanska reported significantly improved results on Thursday, exceeding consensus expectations for second quarter net profits.