‘Chlamydia blog’ mum regains sick benefits

‘Chlamydia blog’ mum regains sick benefits

Annica Holmquist, whose daughter highlighted her plight battling the Swedish Social Insurance Agency on her blog ahead of the Swedish general election in September, has regained her right to receive sickness benefits.

Fruit giant to dole out $200,000 over Bananas!* lawsuit

Fruit giant to dole out $200,000 over Bananas!* lawsuit

A Los Angeles judge has ruled that food giant Dole Foods must pay $200,000 (1.4 million kronor) to cover the lawyers' fees incurred by the Swedish filmmakers behind a controversial documentary criticising the company.

Why Sweden abandoned its workers’ party

Why Sweden abandoned its workers’ party

As Social Democrats brace themselves for the presentation on Friday of the findings of its own election crisis commission, contributor Naomi Powell takes a closer look at how the traditionally dominant party lost its place at the apex of Swedish politics.

iPad set to hit Swedish shelves on Tuesday

iPad set to hit Swedish shelves on Tuesday

After weeks of speculation, Apple has confirmed that its iPad tablet PC will be released in Sweden on Tuesday.

WikiLeaks makes world ‘less safe’: Bildt

WikiLeaks makes world ‘less safe’: Bildt

WikiLeaks' release of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables will severely weaken global diplomacy and make the world more prone to conflict, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said Monday.

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Swedish economy posts record growth

Sweden's economy easily beat expectations to post record growth in the third quarter, driven by strong domestic demand, as the government warned against over-confidence.

Sweden enlists cartoon bear to help asylum seeking children

Sweden enlists cartoon bear to help asylum seeking children

The popular Swedish children’s character, Bamse -- the world’s strongest bear, has found a new role: helping kids who seek asylum in Sweden.

Murder case of Swedish honeymooner postponed

Murder case of Swedish honeymooner postponed

The murder case of three men accused of killing a Swedish honeymooning tourist was postponed in Cape Town on Monday for a week to allow further investigation and finalise a plea bargain with one of the accused.

Swedish diplomat: new WikiLeaks ‘regrettable’

Swedish diplomat: new WikiLeaks ‘regrettable’

Over 800 secret American documents about relations with Sweden have been released by WikiLeaks, according to Swedish media reports.

Stomach bug wreaks havoc on Swedish town

Stomach bug wreaks havoc on Swedish town

More than 2,000 residents of Östersund in northern Sweden have become ill with a suspected intestinal parasite, Sveriges Radio (SR) reports.

Apoteket rated highest by Swedish customers

Apoteket rated highest by Swedish customers

Sweden's Apoteket and Systembolaget were rated highest by their customers, according to a new measurement of retail outlets gauging customer satisfaction.

Sweden’s Karlsson pips Poulter in thrilling playoff

Sweden’s Karlsson pips Poulter in thrilling playoff

Sweden's Robert Karlsson denied England's Ian Poulter back-to-back titles on the European Tour when he won the $7.5 million (52.49 million kronor) Dubai World Championship after a thrilling playoff battle on Sunday.

Sweden’s Pietilä Holmner wins first World Cup title

Sweden’s Pietilä Holmner wins first World Cup title

Sweden's Maria Pietilä Holmner won her first World Cup title in the women's alpine slalom on Sunday in Aspen, Colorado.