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Quack doctor sentenced to prison

A man pretending to be a naturopath has been sentenced to prison for three and a half years by Borås District Court.

‘Ethical’ Nordea funds dump BP holdings

‘Ethical’ Nordea funds dump BP holdings

Nordea's committee for responsible investment decided on Friday to divest its holdings in BP in all of its 'ethical' profile funds.

Olympic champions line up for King’s medals

Olympic champions line up for King’s medals

King Carl XVI Gustaf will award 40 His Majesty the King's medals (H.M. Konungens medalj) to a number of prominent Swedes on Tuesday afternoon.

Bildt rejects Israel boycott calls

Bildt rejects Israel boycott calls

Sweden will not boycott Israeli goods or break its relations to Israel, foreign minister Carl Bildt has said in a response to opposition demands in a parliamentary debate on the Israeli boarding of the Ship to Gaza aid convoy.

Fake Twitter page prompts royal rebuttal

Fake Twitter page prompts royal rebuttal

A feed on the popular microblog website Twitter has caused consternation at the Swedish Royal Court which has been unable to shut off the stream of often erroneous information about members of the royal family.

IMF praises Sweden for handling of crisis

IMF praises Sweden for handling of crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised both Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, and the Swedish government for their handling of the economic crisis.

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Man ages 12 years after Swedish court decision

A Swedish court has ruled that a Cambodian man should be allowed to change his Tax Agency (Skatteverket) birth date records, thereby adding 12 years to his age.

Dumped refugee demands compensation

Dumped refugee demands compensation

Peter Ekweri, a man deported in 1995 from Sweden to Ghana, despite the fact that he came from Uganda, is demanding compensation from the Swedish state after being imprisoned and tortured in the west African country.

Swedish library unearths rare German law book

Swedish library unearths rare German law book

Sundsvall library in northern Sweden has discovered a rare item in an inventory of old books in its cellars - the Sachsenspiegel from 1481, thought to be only the second existing copy of the hand-written German legal code.

Pilot strike grounds Swedish flights

Pilot strike grounds Swedish flights

Pilots working for four regional Swedish airlines went out on strike early Monday, affecting a large number of domestic flights with the threat of a broader strike affecting international and charter flights on Wednesday.