Fiery debate over Red-Green spending plan

Fiery debate over Red-Green spending plan

Anders Borg on Wednesday took aim at the centre-left opposition’s "rampant" spending programme, prompting his Social Democratic counterpart to call the finance minster's analysis "defective and silly".

Sweden’s Rosenberg heading to Spain

Sweden’s Rosenberg heading to Spain

German football club Werder Bremen has loaned Swedish striker Markus Rosenberg, whose goal lifted the team into this season's Champions League, for the season to Spanish first division side Racing Santander.

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Man jailed for murder of 18-year-old

A 22-year-old man accused of killing a 18-year-old woman in Hjällbo north of Gothenburg was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Wednesday for murder and attempted aggravated rape.

Sweden’s Top 5 adventure vacations

Sweden’s Top 5 adventure vacations

Looking for a thrill? The Local's Emily Gelb offers up a several options showcasing Sweden’s great outdoors.

Sony Ericsson targets China for smartphones

Sony Ericsson targets China for smartphones

Sony Ericsson said Wednesday China would become its biggest handset market by volume in the next three to four years, as it moved to grab a bigger slice of the fast-growing smartphone market.

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Improved outlook for Swedish economy: report

Swedes should expect higher economic growth and lower unemployment than previously forecast, according to a new report from the National Institute of Economic Research (NIER).

Renewed rape suspicions for WikiLeaks’ Assange

Renewed rape suspicions for WikiLeaks’ Assange

A top Swedish prosecutor decided on Wednesday to reopen a probe into rape suspicions against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Edfors to defend Thai golf title on Asian Tour

Edfors to defend Thai golf title on Asian Tour

Big-hitting Swedish star Johan Edfors has confirmed his title defence at the season finale of professional golf's Asian Tour at the end of the year.

HQ Bank close to deal: liquidator

HQ Bank close to deal: liquidator

Björn Riese, who is leading the liquidation of HQ Bank, has said that a deal to resolve the future of the finance firm is close, with the bank likely to be able to re-open its doors on Friday.

Monopoly holds back binge drinking – study

Monopoly holds back binge drinking – study

The abolition of the Swedish state alcohol retail monopoly, Systembolaget, would lead to an increase in binge drinking, alcohol-related deaths and sick leave, according to a new study from Stockholm University, reported SVT news programme Rapport.

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Poll: Alliance retains solid lead

The four Alliance parties retained the support of voters and lead over the red-greens with 4.6 percentage points, according to the latest voter poll by Novus Opinion.