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‘Anti-depressants cut suicides’: Swedish study

The number of suicides reported among the Swedish adult population has declined considerably and anti-depressants are credited with saving up to 500-600 lives per annum, a new study argues.

Clocks turn back to welcome winter

Clocks turn back to welcome winter

Summer time comes to an official close on Saturday night as Swedes turn the clocks back and welcome in the darker days of the winter months.

Reinfeldt and Olofsson back Green party talks

Reinfeldt and Olofsson back Green party talks

The Moderates and Centre party have backed Alliance coalition partner the Liberal party in calls to work with the Green party instead of the Sweden Democrats if the far-right party held the balance of power in parliament after the 2010 general election.

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Czechs praise Swedish input on Lisbon treaty

Sweden was lauded on Friday by the Czech President Vaclav Klaus for framing

Swedes discover British WWI sub in Baltic Sea

Swedes discover British WWI sub in Baltic Sea

A British submarine which disappeared in the Baltic Sea during the First World War has been discovered by a Swedish expedition near an island off the Estonian coast.

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Husqvarna slashes staff in Sweden as profits fall

Swedish outdoor power products manufacturer Husqvarna has responded to a third quarter drop in profits by announcing the closure of factories in Sweden and the USA.

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Enqvist to lead Sweden’s Davis Cup team

Former top five professional tennis player Thomas Enqvist has been named as the replacement for Mats Wilander as captain of Sweden's Davis Cup tennis team, the Swedish tennis federation announced on Thursday.

Dutch court clamps down on Pirate Bay

Dutch court clamps down on Pirate Bay

A Dutch court on Thursday ordered Swedish file sharing website The Pirate Bay to remove links to material owned by members of a Netherlands-based music and film copyright protection group.

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Liberals open to Green support to block far-right

Liberal party leader Jan Björklund has opened up the possibility of cooperatiing with the Green party if the far-right Sweden Democrats garnered enough votes to hold the balance of power after the 2010 election.

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Truck maker Volvo posts heavy losses

The world's second-biggest truck maker Volvo Group on Friday posted a lighter than expected third-quarter net loss and said the market was looking up, particularly in Asia, after several tough months.

Swine flu cases at record high

Swine flu cases at record high

Cases of swine flu reached record levels last week with 198 new cases in comparison to 93 the previous week. The Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet) has now warned of serious affections among 15-40-year-olds.