Swedish soldier killed in Afghanistan

Swedish soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Swedish soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday when an armoured modular vehicle (AMV) was blown up by an improvised explosive device west of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Christian Democrats mull name change

Christian Democrats mull name change

The Christian Democrats are contemplating changing the name of the party to the "Family Party Christian Democrats" in a bid to halt a slide in popular support, reported the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) daily.

Sweden considers healthcare for illegals

Sweden considers healthcare for illegals

Sweden's new integration minister Erik Ullenhag is hopeful that Sweden will extend the right to healthcare and schooling to illegal immigrants.

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W.A.S.P. gig turns bloody as guard loses ear

A stage guard had part of his ear bitten off during a concert by US hard-rock legends W.A.S.P. in Örebro, Sweden on Friday after he was attacked by a drunk 40-year-old man.

4,000 travellers hit after cancelled trains

4,000 travellers hit after cancelled trains

Swedish national rail operator SJ cancelled around 20 trains on Friday after cracks were found in a couple of wheels, affecting 4,000 passengers, with more interruptions expected over the weekend.

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Swedish model tips Obama election doom

The die is already cast for Barack Obama's Democratic Party allies which stands to lose a swathe of seats in the House of Representatives, at least according to new Swedish research.