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Lawyer appeals decision on Assange case

The lawyer for two women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Sweden said on Friday that he has appealed the prosecutor's decision not to open a rape probe.

TV4 refuses to air Sweden Democrat ads

TV4 refuses to air Sweden Democrat ads

Swedish TV channel TV4 announced on Friday that it has refused to broadcast a campaign advert by the far-right Sweden Democrats because it claims it contains racial hatred.

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EU probes swine flu shot on narcolepsy fears

The European Medicines Agency said Friday it was probing whether there is a link between the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine and the sleeping disorder narcolepsy amid concerns in Finland and Sweden.

EU demands answers over Swedish wolf hunt

EU demands answers over Swedish wolf hunt

The European Commission wants to know the scientific basis behind Sweden's controversial licensed wolf hunt in January and is pressing the government for a comprehensive and detailed response.

HQ banks a billion kronor in rights issue

HQ banks a billion kronor in rights issue

The board of crisis-hit Swedish financial concern HQ has announced a preferential rights issue to shore up the company's finances by up to a billion kronor ($134 million).

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Saab owner Spyker first-half losses soar

Spyker Cars, the Dutch specialist automaker of Sweden's Saab, said on Friday that its first-half losses soared as a result, but it insisted that it was still on course for a 2012 profit.

Red-Greens: Troops out of Afghanistan 2011

Red-Greens: Troops out of Afghanistan 2011

A Red-Green government would begin the withdrawal of Swedish troops from Afghanistan in July 2011, with the last soldiers home by the 2013, the three party opposition coalition announced on Friday.

Ibrahimovic ponders Milan offer

Ibrahimovic ponders Milan offer

Barcelona and AC Milan are in agreement over the transfer of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been given time to mull the move, according to media reports.

Alliance leads, Social Democrats at record low

Alliance leads, Social Democrats at record low

The Alliance parties lead over the opposition has increased a little in the latest opinion poll, by Synovate on behalf of the Dagens Nyheter daily.

Court charges skipper with ‘drunkenness at sea’

Court charges skipper with ‘drunkenness at sea’

The captain of a Dutch ship which ran aground off the west coast port of Helsingborg this month was on charged with "aggravated drunkenness at sea" by a Swedish court on Thursday.