Disgraced Habo Finans CEO gets 5 years in jail

Disgraced Habo Finans CEO gets 5 years in jail

The CEO of disgraced Habo Finans was sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated fraud and aggravated accounting fraud by Jönköping district court on Thursday.

Swedish police to renew Assange arrest warrant

Swedish police to renew Assange arrest warrant

Swedish police on Thursday confirmed that a new international arrest warrant will be issued for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, conceding that the first could not be applied in Britain due to a procedural error.

Bid to reform Swedish political donations fails

Bid to reform Swedish political donations fails

Donations to political parties in Sweden will remain unregulated after the centre-right Alliance government remained unified against calls by the opposition for increased transparency for political party financing.

Swedish city traces source of water parasite

Swedish city traces source of water parasite

Tests on the water system of Östersund in northern Sweden have revealed an area with high levels of the Cryptosporidium parasite which has left thousands of people ill and the city's water undrinkable.

Swedish companies spend less on R&D

Swedish companies spend less on R&D

Swedish enterprises are spending less on research and development, with the majority of spending concentrated in the country's metropolitan areas.

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Rail and air travel suffer widespread disruption

Sweden's train service remained interrupted for the third straight day, the country's national rail operator announced on Thursday, as traffic delays extended to flights in Stockholm and Malmö.

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Swedish supreme court rejects Assange appeal

Sweden's supreme court will not take up the appeal of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, while Swedish police denied that an administrative error on their part had hampered the Australian's arrest.

Women who sunbathe live longer: study

Women who sunbathe live longer: study

Women who sunbathe regularly live longer and enjoy health benefits which outweigh the risk of skin cancer, according to research presented at the Swedish Society of Medicine's annual conference in Gothenburg.

Surgeon to operate on Swedish football trophy

Surgeon to operate on Swedish football trophy

A former national team doctor will perform keyhole surgery on the Allsvenskan football championship trophy to examine whether its creator left behind a pledge of allegiance to his beloved Stockholm club.

What’s On in Sweden: December 3rd – 9th

What’s On in Sweden: December 3rd – 9th

What’s on in Sweden: Balkan punks rip it up in Stockholm, Sir Elton John comes to Gothenburg, and Detroit DJ Mike Huckaby spins discs in Malmö.

Swedish teen poisoned mum with mushrooms

Swedish teen poisoned mum with mushrooms

A 19-year-old girl in Sundsvall in northern Sweden who is alleged to have poisoned her mother over a period of months with a combination of pills and mushrooms has been charged with assault.

Southern Swedes told to stay off the roads

Southern Swedes told to stay off the roads

Snowfalls and a slew of road accidents in southern Sweden, has led to calls from the authorities for drivers to leave their cars at home.

US embassy: ‘Sweden no longer neutral’

US embassy: ‘Sweden no longer neutral’

USA's Sweden ambassador has reported that Sweden is a "strong and pragmatic partner", whose official non-alignment does not reflect reality, according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks this week.

Assange evades arrest after Swedish error

Assange evades arrest after Swedish error

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains on the loose in the UK after Swedish authorities made an administrative blunder when completing his arrest warrant, according to a report in The Times.