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Sweden preps for post-hunt wolf imports

The government on Thursday ordered the Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket) to prepare for the active import of foreign wolves into Sweden from the east.

Reinfeldt: no burqa ban in Sweden

Reinfeldt: no burqa ban in Sweden

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said definitively on Thursday that he is against introducing legislation which would ban women from wearing burqas.

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Finland to cede small slice of border territory to Sweden

Sweden is set to undergo a territorial expansion following a government decision on Thursday which will alter the border with Finland to Sweden’s advantage.

Ex-police chief remanded in sex ring probe

Ex-police chief remanded in sex ring probe

A former police chief suspected of rape in an expanding sex ring investigation was remanded in custody on Thursday, despite his claims of innocence. A number of other well-known men are also said to be under investigation.

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Dissident demo over Iran Interpol listing

Ten Iranian-born Swedes plan to stage a protest outside the Riksdag on Thursday in a bid to have the Swedish government help get their names removed from an Interpol wanted list.

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AstraZeneca to axe jobs despite profit rise

Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca plans to slash 8,000 more jobs worldwide by 2014, continuing its efforts to cut costs despite rising profits, the company announced on Thursday.

H&M to open more stores on strong 2009 profits

H&M to open more stores on strong 2009 profits

Swedish discount fashion retailer H&M saw its profits soar past expectations for the last quarter in 2009, causing its share price to rally in Thursday morning trading in Stockholm.

Sweden to get tougher on violent crime

Sweden to get tougher on violent crime

Sweden's government is calling for the introduction of a new level of crime classification that will lead to longer jail terms for especially brutal forms of assault.

Snow prompts traffic trouble across Sweden

Snow prompts traffic trouble across Sweden

Reports of traffic accidents continued to flood in from all parts of Sweden overnight as heavy snowfalls made driving conditions hazardous.

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Swede awarded UN top job in Afghanistan

Long-serving Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura has been appointed by UN chief Ban Ki-moon as his new envoy to Afghanistan.