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Hunter shot dead in northern Sweden

A 62-year-old hunter was shot dead on Tuesday afternoon near a hunting shelter in Norrtannflo outside of Sollefteå in northern Sweden, according to local police.

Greens still in hot seat ahead of final tally

Greens still in hot seat ahead of final tally

With veiled overtures from party leaders about a possible tie-up between the Green Party and the centre-right Alliance, and most Green voters rejecting the idea, the party’s allegiance seems in play as Sweden nervously awaits final election results.

Saab reported to debt collectors

Saab reported to debt collectors

Swedish carmaker Saab Automobile has been been referred to the Swedish Enforcement Service (Kronofogdemyndigheten) for the collection of outstanding debts due by the administrative board of Västra Götaland county.

Vattenfall keeps German plants despite cost cuts

Vattenfall keeps German plants despite cost cuts

State-owned energy giant Vattenfall is pursuing a cost-cutting plan involving 6 billion kronor ($862.67 million), but it has ruled out the sale of its much-criticised lignite power plants in Germany, according to CEO Øystein Løseth.

Swedish group to study horse whispering youth

Swedish group to study horse whispering youth

A research team drawn from three Swedish universities is planning to study how children from various cultural backgrounds communicate with horses.

More Thai women in Swedish sex trade: report

More Thai women in Swedish sex trade: report

The number of Thai and Nigerian women exploited for sexual purposes in Sweden has increased, according to a police report on human trafficking.

Economy trumps welfare worries in tight Swedish election

Economy trumps welfare worries in tight Swedish election

With the final results hinging on a few thousand advance ballots, the 2010 elections marked a major shift in Swedish politics, while at the same time showing the power of a strong economy, writes contributor Roger Choate.

Alliance majority ‘still possible’ as results lag

Alliance majority ‘still possible’ as results lag

The final count of the results in the Swedish election may not be completed until Thursday morning, the Swedish Election Authority (Valmyndigheten) has said, while experts claim that that the Alliance coalition could still claim an overall majority.

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‘Chlamydia blog’ mum deprived of benefits

Annica Holmquist, the 55-year-old whose battle with the Swedish Social Insurance Agency caused an election campaign stir after her plight was published on her daughter's blog, will lose her benefits, despite assurances of a "solution".

Elk takes harbour dip as police give chase

Elk takes harbour dip as police give chase

An elk leapt into a lake in central Stockholm on Monday in a bid to evade police officers who had spent several hours pursuing the disorientated animal through the city.

Sweden Democrat members exposed in leak

Sweden Democrat members exposed in leak

A register of over 5,000 people who are either members or have registered their interest in the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats (SD), has been published on the internet.