Calls to probe Sweden-US intel contacts

Calls to probe Sweden-US intel contacts

Morgan Johansson, the Social Democrat chair of the parliamentary justice committee, has demanded clarification on alleged informal intelligence contacts between the Swedish government and the US authorities.

How Moderate success could doom the Alliance

How Moderate success could doom the Alliance

While Sweden’s Moderate Party basks in the glow of record high support, the struggle by its junior partners for recognition and a unique identity could ultimately spell the end of the four-party centre-right Alliance, contributor Naomi Powell explains.

FT ranks Borg fourth of EU financial chiefs

FT ranks Borg fourth of EU financial chiefs

Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg came in fourth among a ranking of 19 European finance ministers published by the Financial Times (FT) newspaper on Monday.

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Trial to start in killing of Swedish honeymooner

The driver of the car in which the Swedish wife of a British businessman was killed on honeymoon in South Africa will go on trial on Tuesday, said prosecutors who confirmed a plea bargain deal had been struck.

Swedes sour on train travel: survey

Swedes sour on train travel: survey

Swedes are losing faith in national rail service SJ, according to a survey conducted by Swedish Quality Index (Svenskt kvalitetsindex). Results look better, however, for airlines SAS, Sverigeflyg and Norwegian, as well as for many bus companies.

Swedish pro footballer cleared of rape

Swedish pro footballer cleared of rape

Swedish football player Dulee Johnson of Stockholm side AIK was cleared on Monday of charges relating to the alleged rape of a woman earlier this year.

Ericsson chairman announces resignation

Ericsson chairman announces resignation

Ericsson chairman Michael Treschow informed the Swedish telecommunications firm on Monday that he will resign from his post next year or in 2012, the company announced in a statement.

Sweden’s Hjorth ends LPGA drought with win

Sweden’s Hjorth ends LPGA drought with win

Sweden's Maria Hjorth fired a par-72 final round on Sunday to capture her first LPGA title since 2007, capturing the season-ending Tour Championship by one stroke ahead of South Korean Amy Yang in Orlando, Florida.

Sweden’s Karlberg wins golf’s Indian Open

Sweden’s Karlberg wins golf’s Indian Open

Sweden's Rikard Karlberg reigned as King of Delhi after his triumph in the $1.25 million (8.53 million kronor) Hero Honda Indian Open with a grandstand finish on Sunday.

Bildt a ‘medium-sized dog’: US embassy

Bildt a ‘medium-sized dog’: US embassy

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt is compared to a "medium-sized dog" in a cable sent from the US embassy in Stockholm and released by WikiLeaks.

Swedish hunter shoots elk, mistakenly kills skier

Swedish hunter shoots elk, mistakenly kills skier

A single shot fired by a Swedish hunter that first hit an elk continued to travel, hitting a 71-year-old skier and killing him on Saturday, police have concluded in their initial investigation.

Sweden’s Ekholm third in biathlon World Cup event

Sweden’s Ekholm third in biathlon World Cup event

Sweden's Helena Ekholm finished third in the World Cup women's 10 kilometre biathlon pursuit in Östersund on Sunday.

Charges against Assange ‘not political’: prosecutor

Charges against Assange ‘not political’: prosecutor

A Swedish prosecutor investigating the rape allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied speculation from one of his lawyers Sunday that the case is politically motivated.