Pirates’ lawyers end trial with ‘Facebook defence’

Pirates’ lawyers end trial with ‘Facebook defence’

Defence lawyers for the three founders and a financier of Swedish file sharing site The Pirate Bay warned on Friday of the consequences for popular websites like Facebook and Twitter if their clients’ guilty verdict isn’t overturned.

Two Swedes charged for Somali terror crime plots

Two Swedes charged for Somali terror crime plots

Two Swedish citizens of Somali origin tied to an al-Qaeda-linked extremist group were charged in Gothenburg on Friday with "planning terrorist crimes" in Somalia.

Swedes working in China doubles in five years

Swedes working in China doubles in five years

The number of Swedish employees working in China has doubled in the last five years, according to a comprehensive report issued by an engineering industry group in Sweden surveying the current industrial landscape between the two countries.

‘Svennis’ slams Capello following England draw

‘Svennis’ slams Capello following England draw

Former England manager Sven-Gorän Eriksson of Sweden has lashed out at current manager Fabio Capello of Italy for not treating his players like adults.

Swedish professor rejoices over laptop thief’s memory stick miracle

Swedish professor rejoices over laptop thief’s memory stick miracle

A professor at Umeå University in northern Sweden was stunned after a thief who stole his laptop copied and returned the contents of the computer to him - on a USB memory stick.

Örebro rape suspect confesses to one attack

Örebro rape suspect confesses to one attack

A 23-year-old serial rape suspect in central Sweden's Örebro has confessed to a rape committed in March, but has denied the other three crimes for which he faces charges.

Swedish authority lifts ban on condom brand

Swedish authority lifts ban on condom brand

The Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) has rescinded its sales ban on the PutOn condoms brand after originally ruling that it failed to meet Swedish safety requirements.

Sony Ericsson third quarter sales disappoint

Sony Ericsson third quarter sales disappoint

Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson reported a third consecutive quarter of net profits on Friday following dramatic restructuring, but its sales fell far below expectations.

Artists’ take on Sweden at the Moderna Museet

Artists’ take on Sweden at the Moderna Museet

Every four years, Stockholm’s Moderna Museet presents a sampling of what's new in Swedish contemporary art. Contributor Jennifer Lindblad takes a look at this year's exhibit, which opened October 2nd.

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Sweden tops global rule of law ranking

Rule of law and government effectiveness in Sweden are among the best in the world, according to the World Justice Project’s 2010 Rule of Law Index.

Bodström chooses family over Riksdag

Bodström chooses family over Riksdag

Former Social Democratic justice minister Thomas Bodström is leaving politics and giving up his seat in the Riksdag to remain with his family in the United States.