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Sweden Democrats fear Islamic revolution

An Islamic revolution akin to the one that swept through Iran in 1979 could easily take place in Sweden, claims the second highest ranking member of the far-right Sweden Democrats.

Million voters undecided ahead of final TV debate

Million voters undecided ahead of final TV debate

As Sweden's parliamentary party leaders prepare for the final televised debate on Sveriges Television (SVT) on Friday, up to 1.4 million voters are reported to remain undecided ahead of Sunday's election.

The Local’s guide to the 2010 Swedish elections

The Local’s guide to the 2010 Swedish elections

Welcome to The Local's Guide to the 2010 Swedish Elections.

‘False alarm’ over US embassy bomb scare

‘False alarm’ over US embassy bomb scare

US ambassador to Sweden, Matthew Barzan, praised Swedish police for their professionalism in a statement confirming that the suspect package found at the embassy this morning was determined to pose no threat.

Swedish team targets addict relapse molecule

Swedish team targets addict relapse molecule

People who have used cocaine are at a greater risk of becoming addicted even after long drug-free periods, researchers at Linköping University have discovered.

Man comes clean over elevator urine puddles

Man comes clean over elevator urine puddles

A man has expressed remorse to his neighbours over his habit of peeing in the lift in a block of rental flats in Borås in western Sweden over a period of several years in 2000s, reported the local Borås Tidning daily.

Suffering along the path to suffrage in Sweden

Suffering along the path to suffrage in Sweden

There’s nothing like an election to highlight an immigrant’s outsider status. But as Paul O’Mahony explains, the path to citizenship in Sweden isn’t without a bump or two, especially when the journey begins in June.

Dramatic election set to make Swedish history

Dramatic election set to make Swedish history

With polls showing Swedish voters ready to re-elect a centre-right government for the first time in nearly a century and the far-right possibly holding the balance of power, Sweden's September 19th election has no shortage of drama, explains the AFP's Nina Larson.

Lundin Petroleum up after Norway oil find

Lundin Petroleum up after Norway oil find

Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum climbed fast on the Stockholm stock exchange on Friday morning after announcing a "significant" find in the Norwegian North Sea.

Thai students poisoned after mushroom meal

Thai students poisoned after mushroom meal

Ten language students from Thailand have been admitted to Uppsala University Hospital with suspected mushroom poisoning after making a stew from the death cap mushroom.

Tempers flare in final party leader debate

Tempers flare in final party leader debate

Mona Sahlin accused Fredrik Reinfeldt of spreading lies as the two traded jabs in a heated Thursday night debate pitting the leaders of Sweden’s seven Riksdag parties against each other just four days before election day.

Sweden’s Saab sold arms to Saudi Arabia: report

Sweden’s Saab sold arms to Saudi Arabia: report

Swedish defence firms Saab Bofors Dynamics sold anti-tank missiles to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to Swedish media reports, despite previous denials by trade minister Eva Björling that combat materiel has been sold to the Saudis.

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Gothenburg scientist ‘manipulated results’

A University of Gothenburg medical scientist has been accused of manipulating research findings in a number of studies, the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) announced Thursday.