Billionaire Icahn part of 5% stake in Swedbank

Billionaire Icahn part of 5% stake in Swedbank

Venture capital company Cevian Capital, led by Christer Gardell, and American billionaire Carl Icahn have together bought 4.64 percent of the shares in Swedbank, according to a disclosure notice on Monday.

Assange ‘still suspected’ on lesser charges

Assange ‘still suspected’ on lesser charges

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange is still suspected of molestation, prosecutors in Stockholm have said. Meanwhile, chief prosecutor Eva Finné has rejected criticism of the original warrant for Assange's arrest.

Record high support for Reinfeldt as PM: poll

Record high support for Reinfeldt as PM: poll

A poll published Monday, less than a month before the Swedish general election, showed that nearly two-thirds of Swedes support Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to lead the next government.

Adverse autumn weather heading for Sweden

Adverse autumn weather heading for Sweden

A new low pressure front is set to sweep in across southern Sweden during the afternoon carrying rain and later hard winds around coastal areas. A gale force one warning has been issued from the Skagerrak to the southern Baltic Sea.

Ibrahimovic not going to AC Milan, says agent

Ibrahimovic not going to AC Milan, says agent

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent has all but ruled out any hope AC Milan have of prising the Swedish forward from Barcelona, claiming on Monday he was "99.9 percent" sure Ibrahimovic will stay in Spain.

Swedish canoes cause autobahn pile up

Swedish canoes cause autobahn pile up

The canoe which carried home the gold for Anders Gustafsson in the World Championships in Poland on Sunday was among those destroyed in an accident on the German autobahn (motorway) on Monday morning, which left two people in hospital.

Oriflame shut down in Iran after staff arrests

Oriflame shut down in Iran after staff arrests

Swedish cosmetics firm Oriflame's operations in Tehran have been closed by the Iranian authorities, with three members of staff and two sale consultants taken into custody, the firm has confirmed in a press release.

Former justice minister refuses a drugs test

Former justice minister refuses a drugs test

Thomas Bodström, chair of the Parliamentary Justice Committee and former justice minister, has come out in favour of voluntary drug testing, but when Sveriges Radio asked him to submit to a test, he refused.

Hanson wins Czech Open to claim Ryder Cup spot

Hanson wins Czech Open to claim Ryder Cup spot

Sweden's Peter Hanson claimed the Czech Open title on Sunday after a three-way play off and all but secured his place on Europe's Ryder Cup team.

A third of Swedish pupils fear school bullies

A third of Swedish pupils fear school bullies

Ten percent of pupils in Swedish schools have been subjected to physical bullying, with a up to a third of 14-17-year-olds concerned over starting school again after the summer, a new survey by anti-bullying group Friends has shown.

Assange claims of dirty tricks ‘absurd’ – Pentagon

Assange claims of dirty tricks ‘absurd’ – Pentagon

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has speculated that the Pentagon could be behind a rape accusation that prompted Swedish prosecutors to issue a warrant for his arrest which was later withdrawn, comments rejected by the US military as 'absurd'.