Swedish terrorist gets life sentence

Swedish terrorist gets life sentence

Swedish citizen Ousama Kassir was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday by a New York court after being after being found guilty earlier this year of planning to set up an Al-Qaeda training camp in the United States.

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GM set to pump billions into Saab deal

General Motors is set to pay out an estimated 10 billion kronor ($1.4 billion) in a bid to ensure it completes the sale of its troubled Swedish subsidiary.

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Teen girl kidnappers: ‘strip now or die’

Three Swedish teenage girls have been charged for kidnapping and stripping another 17-year-old girl who had once dated the ex-boyfriend of one of the kidnappers.

Afghanistan talks should be held in Kabul: Bildt

Afghanistan talks should be held in Kabul: Bildt

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has said the EU would like to see Kabul host an impending international conference on Afghanistan.

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‘Schizophrenic’ woman guilty of benefits fraud

A Swedish woman who managed to convince her doctor she suffered from schizophrenia has been exposed as a benefits cheat after the same doctor ran into her years later at a department store.

Court urges early release for Bosnian war criminal

Court urges early release for Bosnian war criminal

Biljana Plavsic, the former Bosnian Serb leader who is serving an 11-year jail sentence in Sweden for crimes against humanity, should be released early for good behaviour, according to court documents.

Volvo Cars celebrates upswing in sales

Volvo Cars celebrates upswing in sales

A nearly four percent increase in worldwide sales for Volvo Cars in August signals a turning point, according to company head Stephen Odell, despite a continued sales drop in Europe.

Sweden wants EU ‘snus’ tobacco ban to go up in smoke

Sweden wants EU ‘snus’ tobacco ban to go up in smoke

As countries across the EU curb smoking in public, Sweden is fighting to get a European-wide ban lifted on 'snus,' a moist tobacco popular across Scandinavia that is sucked rather than chewed or smoked.

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Sweden mulls application fees for foreign students

Students from outside the European Union (EU) may soon be required to pay 1000 kronor ($143) just to apply for admission to Swedish colleges and universities.

Swedish shops ban Red Bull for youngsters

Swedish shops ban Red Bull for youngsters

Two of Sweden’s largest convenience store chains have elected to ban the sale of Red Bull and other energy drinks to children younger than 15-years-old.

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Smoking during pregnancy raises babies’ asthma risk: study

Babies born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are up to six times more likely to develop asthma, according to a Swedish study.