Moderates drop four points in new poll

Moderates drop four points in new poll

A new poll from Expressen/Demoskop shows support for Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's Moderate party has dropped by four percentage points to 25.3 percent.

BAIC closer to Saab deal with loan approval

BAIC closer to Saab deal with loan approval

Prospective Saab buyer BAIC has received approval for a loan of 20 billion Yuan, approximately 20 billion Swedish kronor ($2.9 billion), from the Bank of China.

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Telia forced to reveal file-sharing customer

Swedish Internet provider TeliaSonera has been forced to disclose the identity of a customer believed to be behind file-sharing site Swetorrents, after losing a court case to a consortium of film companies in the District Court.

Arvika festival campaign reaches its climax

Arvika festival campaign reaches its climax

In the latest marketing blitz from organizer's of Sweden's Arvika music festival, a twenty-year-old girl is shown masturbating in front of the camera for a short promotional video.

Health warnings over diet product

Health warnings over diet product

The Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) has issued a warning about the use of a diet product, Super Slim, after receiving numerous complaints from Swedish consumers, news agency TT reports.

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Murderer’s admission to medical school sparks debate

The controversy surrounding a convicted murderer turned medical student continues as Sweden struggles to balance the right to education with protecting patients’, and society’s, best interests.

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How a Swedish town turned itself around

When a town faces the prospect of losing a major employer, the fate of an entire community can hang in the balance. But for Västervik, situated on Sweden's east coast in Småland, a factory closure gave a kick-start to the town's entrepreneurial spirit.

Borg sees the light for State’s finances

Borg sees the light for State’s finances

The State’s finances will recover faster than what was earlier estimated, following Sweden’s faster-than-expected recovery from the financial crisis, the government has announced. The State’s budget should now be balanced or in surplus by 2013/2014.

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Two charged with rape of 16-year-old

Two men, aged in their twenties, have been charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Höör, north of Malmö.

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Second heart procedure for Leafs’ Gustavsson

Toronto Maple Leafs goalkeeper Jonas Gustavsson will have his second heart procedure in less than three months after experiencing an elevated heart rate, the NHL team said on Thursday.

Sweden’s swine flu response wins EU praise

Sweden’s swine flu response wins EU praise

Two European-wide health bodies have praised Sweden’s response to the swine flu pandemic, particularly the country's mass vaccination programme. Nearly half of all Europeans to have been vaccinated are Swedes.