Alliance builds tiny but consistent lead

Alliance builds tiny but consistent lead

Sweden’s governing Alliance parties have maintained a small lead over the Red-Green opposition while the nationalist Sweden Democrats look set to enter parliament, according to a new poll from Novus Opinion.

3 Swedish universities make top 100 list

3 Swedish universities make top 100 list

Three Swedish universities, Karolinska Institute (KI) and Uppsala and Stockholm Universities, made the top 100 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled annually by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

placeholder image

Experts: politicians misled voters on pensions tax

Sweden's politicians have been slammed by leading economists who argue that they are misleading the electorate by claiming that income taxes discriminate against pensioners, who in actual fact pay less tax than those in work.

placeholder image

Police operation called off as gunmen escape

Police have called off a major operation around a summer cottage north of Smålandsstenar in Småland after failing to find those responsible for gunfire aimed at a police patrol in Hyltebruk early on Tuesday morning.

Moderates pledge billions for unemployed

Moderates pledge billions for unemployed

Fredrik Reinfeldt's Moderate Party wants to spend 3 billion kronor ($410 million) over the next three years on job coaching, work experience and training, creating over 31,000 new opportunities in 2011 and 2012, according to party estimates.

SAS narrows loss in Q2, hurt by ash cloud

SAS narrows loss in Q2, hurt by ash cloud

Beleaguered airline SAS announced it narrowed its losses in the second quarter, but remained deep in the red due to the flight chaos caused by a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland in April and May.

Red-Greens agree on property tax changes

Red-Greens agree on property tax changes

The centre-left coalition has announced an agreement over property taxes, claiming that only 1 percent of Sweden's house owners will see their taxes climb if the Red-Greens win the election.

placeholder image

Swedish soldiers escape Afghanistan firefight

A Swedish patrol was involved in a firefight in Afghanistan on Wednesday morning while the soldiers were towing a vehicle west of the town of Mazar-e-Sharif.

Police catch up with 79-year-old sex offender

Police catch up with 79-year-old sex offender

Sten Erik Eriksson, a 79-year-old sex offender and dangerous convicted paedophile who escaped while on a leave of absence on Tuesday, was detained by police shortly before midnight while on a train to Oslo.

placeholder image

Pirate Party to host WikiLeaks servers

The Swedish Pirate Party confirmed on Tuesday that it has agreed to host a number of new servers located in the country by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.