Sweden demands answers on FARC arms

Sweden demands answers on FARC arms

Sweden called on Venezuela on Monday to explain how Swedish-made weapons sold to the South American country ended up in the hands of Colombian FARC guerillas.

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Spotify aims for iPhone exposure

The Swedish streaming music provider Spotify has applied for its software to be made available on US giant Apple's iPhone.

Swedish Donald Duck wades into pirates’ waters

Swedish Donald Duck wades into pirates’ waters

The Swedish publishers of Kalle & Anka & Co, a comic featuring the Disney character Donald Duck, have expressed regret over an edition featuring the loveable children's character engaging in internet 'piracy'.

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Swedish steel maker SSAB paints gloomy future

Swedish steel maker SSAB reported a net loss of 636 million kronor ($86 million) in the second quarter and warned of worse to come as demand continues to decline.

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Gay youngsters suffer poorer health: study

Gay and bisexual youths in Sweden suffer from poorer health than the general population. Psychological problems and an increased incidence of attempted suicide are among the issues highlighted, a new study presented on Monday shows.

FARC guerillas armed with Swedish weapons

FARC guerillas armed with Swedish weapons

The Colombian rebel group the FARC is in possession of advanced weaponry manufactured by the Swedish firm Saab Bofors Dynamics, according to a report in the Colombian weekly newspaper Semana.

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Man dies in motorbike crash with elk

A 55-year-old man died on Sunday night after crashing his motorbike into an elk that had strayed onto the road near Tingsryd in southern Sweden.

Ibrahimovic poised to sign for Barcelona

Ibrahimovic poised to sign for Barcelona

Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived in Barcelona on Sunday to put pen to paper on a deal that will make him the European champions' most high profile summer signing.

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EU slammed for ‘propaganda’

The European Union spends millions every year on publicity material about itself that can only be described as propaganda, a Swedish think-tank has said.

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Gay spouses ‘still being registered as partners’

Gay marriage has been permitted in Sweden since May, but the country's bureaucrats are proving slow to catch on. Same-sex couples who tie the knot are still being registered by the tax office as domestic partners.

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Bildt: bigger role for EU in Afghanistan

The European Union should take on a larger role in Afghanistan, Sweden's foreign minister, Carl Bildt, has suggested.