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Moderate party secretary criticised for oil firm trip

The Moderate Party’s new party secretary Sofia Arkelsten came under fire on Wednesday for accepting an all-expenses paid trip to the south of France from Dutch oil company Shell.

Swedish mums seek more kids time: study

Swedish mums seek more kids time: study

Swedish mums would like to spend more time with their kids, half think that other mums would like to be housewives if they could, while six of ten feel that fathers take a greater share of the responsibility in the home, a new survey has shown.

War crimes judge receives death threat

War crimes judge receives death threat

A Stockholm district court judge overseeing an ongoing trial against a Bosnian suspected of aggravated war crimes during the Balkan conflict has received a death threat.

Swedish far right not welcome at Nobel dinner

Swedish far right not welcome at Nobel dinner

Sweden Democrats' (SD) leader Jimmie Åkesson is the only parliamentary party leader not invited to the Nobel banquet in Stockholm City Hall in December, with the Nobel Foundation citing the values expressed in Alfred Nobel's will.

Sweden opens online student visa service

Sweden opens online student visa service

The Swedish National Migration Board (Migrationsverket) will allow visiting students to apply online for their entry visas and residence permits, as well as pay their fees on its website.

The failure of Sweden’s Red-Green alliance

The failure of Sweden’s Red-Green alliance

The uneasy alliance between Sweden's Social Democrats, Greens, and Left Party was doomed from the start, argues former Social Democratic politician and communications consultant Niklas Nordström.

Sweden to extend police powers on data access

Sweden to extend police powers on data access

The Swedish government wants to extend the powers of police and prosecutors to access personal details from internet service providers in cases of less serious offences such as file sharing, libel and grooming.

Electrolux CEO upbeat despite profits fall

Electrolux CEO upbeat despite profits fall

Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux reported a 15 percent slump in third quarter profits on Wednesday, due to lower sales in Europe and the United States and exchange rate losses.

Billions more needed to rid housing shortage

Billions more needed to rid housing shortage

A national government agency has estimated that another 19 billion kronor ($2.81 billion) are needed to "build away" Sweden's housing shortage every year.

Nordea profits hike surprises analysts

Nordea profits hike surprises analysts

Nordic banking giant Nordea on Wednesday reported a third quarter jump in profits of 14 percent, far in excess of analyst forecasts.

Swedish charity pays millions to telemarketer

Swedish charity pays millions to telemarketer

A national association dealing with child custody issues paid over 80 percent in overhead costs totalling nearly 34 million kronor ($5 million) to a telemarketing company from the donations it received from two campaigns last year.