Red Cross boss quits after scandal

Red Cross boss quits after scandal

The head of the troubled Swedish branch of the Red Cross has quit his post. General Secretary Christer Zettergren said his decision to leave the charity had nothing to do with a fraud case currently engulfing the organization.

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Man faces Iran sanctions probe

An entrepreneur in the northern Swedish city of Umeå who is under investigation by the Swedish security services for doing business with Iran has been given a suspended sentence for accounting fraud.

Ingves gives support to rate hold

Ingves gives support to rate hold

The governor of Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, Stefan Ingves, has endorsed the decision to leave the bank's repo rate unchanged last month.

Swedish media groups call for Eritrea aid ban

Swedish media groups call for Eritrea aid ban

Swedish media and rights groups on Monday called on the EU to halt aid to Eritrea until Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak and other prisoners are released from a "death camp" near the capital Asmara.

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Palace invites tabloid journo in wedding party mix-up

Håkan Kjellgren, a tabloid journalist living in Stockholm, has found himself invited to a pre-wedding dinner hosted by the Crown Princess Victoria and her fiancé Daniel Westling after a Royal Court mix up.

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Adult calls to children’s helpline soar

The number of adults calling Sweden's children's rights charity BRIS increased dramatically last year. Many of the callers were concerned about the way they were being treated by the authorities.

Opposition outlines change in shadow budget

Opposition outlines change in shadow budget

The left-green opposition promised a 'new direction' in Swedish politics when presenting its budget proposal on Monday, including defence cuts, a new wealth tax, and a cut in payroll taxes for small business.

Swede stress lowest in the world: study

Swede stress lowest in the world: study

Swedish business leaders suffer the lowest levels of stress in the world, far behind their Chinese and Mexican counterparts, according to a new survey published by US consultancy firm Grant Thornton.

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Tax agency swamped with online declarations

The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) website struggled to cope on Sunday as large numbers of people filed last minute online declarations, with many greeted with a message to try again in 15 minutes.

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Police remain in the dark over teenager death

Despite being inundated with witness testimony, police remain uncertain whether a 19-year-old woman found dead under a walkway in the Södermalm area of Stockholm in the early hours of Sunday was murdered.