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Swede jailed for desertion despite end of conscription

A 20-year-old Swedish conscript has been convicted for desertion, even though compulsory military service ended in Sweden three months ago.

WikiLeaks’ Assange requests new lawyer

WikiLeaks’ Assange requests new lawyer

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced on Tuesday that he would like to replace lawyer Leif Silbersky as his defence attorney.

Will a Red-Green Sweden really take aim at US military might?

Will a Red-Green Sweden really take aim at US military might?

With the election drawing closer, Fredrik Westerlund takes a light-hearted look at a Red-Green foreign policy promise to 'demand' the United States shut down its foreign military bases. Along the way he talks to academics, embassies and one furious press secretary.

Introducing the Social Democrats

Introducing the Social Democrats

The Social Democrats are the largest party within the centre-left Red-Green coalition that is fighting to wrestle back power after four years in opposition.

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Berlitz provides the language boost for your career

Although Valérie Frohly had learned another Scandinavian language before moving to Stockholm, the French expat turned to Berlitz to help her further her career in an almost exclusively Swedish-speaking work environment.

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First arrest made in Gothenburg bribe probe

A contractor with a municipal housing company became the first suspect arrested in connection with a bribery scandal that rocked Gothenburg earlier this year, a prosecutor with Sweden's National Anti-Corruption Unit (Riksenheten mot korruption) announced on Tuesday.

Borg warns against new EU bank tax

Borg warns against new EU bank tax

Sweden has slammed what is sees as a 'detrimental' proposal for higher taxes on banks in Europe, cautioning on Tuesday that institutions would simply relocate to avoid the charges.

Swedish police raid file sharing ‘scene’

Swedish police raid file sharing ‘scene’

Swedish police raided locations across the country on Tuesday, including WikiLeaks' ISP PRQ, acting on information from Belgian police in an international operation targeting the file sharing network known as "The Scene".

Introducing the Moderates

Introducing the Moderates

The Moderates are the largest party in the centre-right Alliance coalition that has been in government since 2006.

Founders give H&M workers 1 billion kronor

Founders give H&M workers 1 billion kronor

The well-heeled founding family of Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has donated 4 million shares in the company to fund a new employee incentive programme.

Voddler sets sights on Finland following new investment

Voddler sets sights on Finland following new investment

Swedish online video service Voddler has completed a private placement share issue injecting an additional 40 million kronor ($5.51 million) in new capital into the company.

Poll: Alliance extends lead

Poll: Alliance extends lead

The centre-right Alliance has extended its lead over the Red-Greens in Skop's latest opinion survey.

Söderling win sets up Federer last eight clash

Söderling win sets up Federer last eight clash

Swedish fifth seed Robin Söderling beat Spanish 21st seed Albert Montanes 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Monday to join the last eight in the US Open.

Experts: global weather threatens food security

Experts: global weather threatens food security

Experts gathering in Stockholm for the World Water Week conference have warned that global weather threatens food security, with the Russian droughts and Pakistan floods part of a global trend of unpredictable weather.