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Convict’s girlfriend sues over strip search

A woman is suing the Swedish state after prison warders forced her to strip while visiting her boyfriend.

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Berry pickers lock up bosses in protest

Around 120 seasonal berry pickers from Vietnam staged two demonstrations against their working conditions in Sweden on Tuesday, days after a similar protest by Chinese workers, officials said.

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Skype plans US stock market listing

Skype, the IP telephony company founded and part-owned by Swedish entrepreneur Niklas Zennström, is planning an initial public offering of its shares in the USA, according to a report in the New York Times.

Hägglund takes election fight to the jungle

Hägglund takes election fight to the jungle

The Christian Democrats on Tuesday launched an election poster campaign featuring party leader Göran Hägglund facing up to a series of wild animals and arguing that Sweden needs more humanity and less "jungle law".

Swedish mink farms slammed for ‘cruelty’

Swedish mink farms slammed for ‘cruelty’

Animal rights activists say they have uncovered evidence of animal cruelty in Swedish mink farms, and are calling on the government to ban the rearing of mink for fur.

Swedish aid minister appointed to UN panel

Swedish aid minister appointed to UN panel

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Sweden's Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson as a member of the new UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability.

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Berry pickers in new strike in northern Sweden

A group of Vietnamese berry pickers have left their place of employment in Baggård south of Umeå in northern Sweden in protest against their pay and working conditions and have expressed a wish to go home, local media have reported.

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Household tax relief opponents claim benefit

In the last 12 months, nearly 890,000 people have claimed a tax deduction for work carried out on and in their homes, according to Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) figures. Among them are several politicians whose parties oppose the system.

SAS CEO to step down

SAS CEO to step down

Mats Jansson, President and CEO of troubled Scandinavian airline SAS, has announced that he plans to leave his position in the autumn.

Swedish publishers to print Dawit Isaak texts

Swedish publishers to print Dawit Isaak texts

A number of Sweden's largest publishing houses announced plans on Monday to put out a translation of works by Dawit Isaak, a journalist imprisoned in Eritrea for nearly a decade without trial to highlight his case.