Left-wing activists held over Stockholm car fires

Left-wing activists held over Stockholm car fires

Stockholm-area police arrested nine left-wing activists on Wednesday in connection with a string of disturbances in the southern suburb of Fittja in Botkyrka.

Police website falls victim to cyber attack

Police website falls victim to cyber attack

A number of major Swedish websites were rendered inaccessible on Thursday in what is believed to be a malicious distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The Swedish authorities have thus far had no success in locating the source of the attack.

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Reinfeldt urges EU unity on climate change aid

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt pushed European leaders to commit to concrete figures for helping poor countries fight climate change as EU heads gathered for a summit in Brussels on Thursday.

Hockey team on thin ice over swine flu queue hop

Hockey team on thin ice over swine flu queue hop

A Swedish ice hockey team has come in for withering criticism after it was revealed on Thursday that the squad’s players were vaccinated for the swine flu ahead of pregnant women and the chronically ill.

Estonia agrees to repay emergency Swedbank loan

Estonia agrees to repay emergency Swedbank loan

Swedbank learned on Thursday that the government of Estonia was planning to repay the €50 million ($74 million) it borrowed from the Swedish bank to help it through the country’s economic crisis.

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Swedes more positive toward immigrants: study

The number of Swedes reporting positive experiences with immigrants is on the rise. The most positive reports come from women, young people and individuals with tertiary education. However, more people are critical of the wearing of the Muslim veil (or hijab) in schools and workplaces, according to a new study.

Hammarby relegated as AIK and IFK vie for title

Hammarby relegated as AIK and IFK vie for title

Stockholm club Hammarby, Swedish champions as recently as 2001, were relegated from the top flight on Wednesday night following a 2-4 defeat at Trelleborg.

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Geely faces Volvo image challenge: analysts

Geely Automobile's confirmed bid for Volvo is evidence of China's growing economic clout, but the company will face the tough challenge of ensuring the Swedish brand's reputation for safety, analysts say.

Unique Stone Age burial items unearthed in central Sweden

Unique Stone Age burial items unearthed in central Sweden

Swedish archaeologists are marveling over a collection of 9,000 year old artifacts recently uncovered at an excavation site central Sweden.

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Publishers triumph in anti-piracy test case

Sweden’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that broadband provider ePhone is obligated to hand over customer data to five audio book publishers.

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Engineering firm ABB sees profits rise as expected

Net profits at Swedish-Swiss engineering group ABB jumped 12 percent in the third quarter to $1.03 billion, the company announced on Thursday.