Swedish relief as Czechs sign Lisbon Treaty

Swedish relief as Czechs sign Lisbon Treaty

The Swedish EU presidency can begin its hunt for a new EU Council president after Czech President Vaclav Klaus put pen to paper on Tuesday to make his country the last in the union to sign the Lisbon Treaty.

The Year of the Rodent: Allsvenskan 2009

The Year of the Rodent: Allsvenskan 2009

As the SM Guld [Swedish championship gold medal] makes its way to Solna, Nic Townsend looks back at another eventful season in Sweden’s premier football competition.

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Ex-moderate Muslim to form ‘anti-Zionist’ party in Sweden

A once moderate Muslim spokesperson who last year came out as an Islamist radical has announced plans to start a political party uniting all of Sweden’s anti-Zionists.

Agency pulls job ad seeking Swedes who like to get naked

Agency pulls job ad seeking Swedes who like to get naked

A Swedish job advertisement seeking candidates who aren't afraid to get naked and are practiced in the art of making out in bars has been pulled due to concerns from the National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen).

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Reinfeldt targets US and China in climate message

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Tuesday put pressure on both the United States and China to do more to fight climate change ahead of a UN-sponsored summit on the issue set to take place in Copenhagen in December.

Benefits agency guilty of gender discrimination

Benefits agency guilty of gender discrimination

Four women who were denied sick benefits during their pregnancies have won a landmark discrimination case against Sweden’s National Social Insurance agency (Försäkringskassan).

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Swedish airline to be sold for one krona

The owners of Swedish budget airline Skyways have announced plans to sell the carrier for one krona ($0.14) amid continuing economic problems.

Swedish politician dies of swine flu

Swedish politician dies of swine flu

Liberal Party politician Jan-Erik Brohede has died of a swine flu-related illness at the age of 48, newspaper Nerikes Allehanda reports.

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Swedish zoo puts down new born lion cubs

Three lion cubs born last week at Borås Zoo have been put to sleep after their mother refused to rear them.

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No penalty for man who filmed naked children

A 29-year-old counselor caught secretly filming naked children at a Swedish summer camp won’t be punished for his crimes.

Obama welcomes Reinfeldt for White House visit

Obama welcomes Reinfeldt for White House visit

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt met with Barack Obama on Monday to discuss how to reach what the US President called an "important deal" at the upcoming Copenhagen conference on climate change.