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Pakistan to free Swede held in terror probe

The 19-year-old Safia Benaouda and her two-year-old son, who have been imprisoned in Pakistan since August, are to be released “shortly”, according to the Swedish foreign ministry.

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Swedish grocers demand talks with Dole over Bananas!* lawsuit

Swedish grocery store chains ICA and Axfood have said they want to meet with the Swedish subsidiary of Dole Foods to discuss Dole’s attempts to ban a Swedish documentary film about the US food giant.

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ABB fined for breaching EU competition rules

Swedish-Swiss engineering firm ABB, along with six other manufacturers of power transformers, have been fined a total €67.6 million ($99.4 million) for violating European Union competition rules.

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Street grovelling leads to work for jobless Swede

A 21-year-old Swedish man is rejoicing following the unexpected success of a decidedly unorthodox plan to find gainful employment.

Three to split Nobel chemistry prize

Three to split Nobel chemistry prize

Three chemists are to share the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work in revealing more about how cells go about using bits of DNA to form the blueprints for living organisms.

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Son may have murdered ‘holidaying’ dad

Police in western Sweden are soon to start digging for the body of a 65-year-old man who friends believed was in the Canary Islands but may in fact have been killed by his son.

Suitor admits Pirate Bay purchase in peril

Suitor admits Pirate Bay purchase in peril

Global Gaming Factory (GGF) admitted on Wednesday that its planned purchase of The Pirate Bay file sharing site is in danger of falling apart.

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Snow storms strike in northern Sweden

Heavy overnight snowfalls have been playing havoc with traffic conditions in inland areas of northern Norrland on Wednesday morning.

Politician calls for green diaper bonus

Politician calls for green diaper bonus

Politicians have used their full powers of imagination in drafting more than 3,000 parliamentary motions this year that deal with everything from the need for a Minister of the Suburbs to a government inquiry into the lives of cats.

Violence against women tops list of police crimes

Violence against women tops list of police crimes

Acts of violence against women accounted for more indictments against off duty police officers than any other crime in the last decade.