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Newspaper bomb threat traced to police

A bomb threat which emptied the offices of a newspaper in Luleå in northern Sweden last week has been traced to the town’s police headquarters.

Scania accused of Iraq oil-for-food bribes

Scania accused of Iraq oil-for-food bribes

Managers from Swedish truckmaker Scania are expected to be charged for violating United Nations sanctions for their role in paying millions of kronor in bribes to the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.

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‘Sleepwalking’ Swede beats drunken driving charges

A 51-year-old Swedish man has been acquitted of drunken driving charges after a court couldn't rule out the possibility that the man was asleep when he got behind the wheel.

Swedes show little faith in pensions agency

Swedes show little faith in pensions agency

After 10 years of retirement savings under the Premium Pension Authority, only one percent of Swedes are very satisfied with their savings, while 17 percent said they were happy with the performance of their nest egg, a survey has found.

No bribery probe for Arkelsten: prosecutor

No bribery probe for Arkelsten: prosecutor

A Swedish prosecutor has decided not to launch a preliminary investigation into whether sponsored trips taken by Moderate party secretary Sofia Arkelsten amounted to bribery.

Deal struck on Swedish troops in Afghanistan

Deal struck on Swedish troops in Afghanistan

The centre-right Alliance government has reached an agreement with the Social Democrats and the Green Party regarding Sweden’s military mission in Afghanistan.

Efforts to curb youth drinking ‘ineffective’

Efforts to curb youth drinking ‘ineffective’

A new report released on Monday has questioned the efficacy of the Swedish government's investment of about 900 million kronor ($135.81 million) over the last 10 years in reducing youth alcohol consumption.

Olof Palme and Obamania: Swedes’ love-hate relationship with the US

Olof Palme and Obamania: Swedes’ love-hate relationship with the US

On the eve of the US mid-term elections, libertarian Swedish commentator and author Fredrik Segerfeldt takes a look at the evolution of Swedes' attitudes toward the United States – with some help from one of Sweden’s most revered singer-songwriters.

New shooting in Malmö reported on Saturday

New shooting in Malmö reported on Saturday

Police in Malmö spent the weekend investigating a shooting that occurred in the city on Friday night, but was not reported until Saturday evening.

Stock scam warnings jump sharply in 2010

Stock scam warnings jump sharply in 2010

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority has put over 500 fake stockbrokers and other swindlers on its warning list so far this year, a significantly higher number than in the whole of 2009.

Left Party drops out of Afghanistan talks

Left Party drops out of Afghanistan talks

The Left Party has dropped out of talks on a broad agreement on Sweden's troops in Afghanistan, the party said in a statement.

Swedish director wins award at Doha film fest

Swedish director wins award at Doha film fest

Swedish-Lebanese director Josef Fares was voted best director at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar on Saturday for his newest film, "Farsan."